PLEASANT GROVE, UT – Utah Youth Education in Shooting Sports (UTYESS) has joined the Giving Tuesday movement, a global day of giving that kicks off the giving season and follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On this day, December 3, UTYESS asks for your support to grow their shooting team endowment accounts at the MidwayUSA Foundation. Each team has their own, earmarked team endowment at the MidwayUSA Foundation, a public charity that helps communities and organizations raise funds for their high school, college and other youth shooting teams and activities. Each year, teams with a MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment are eligible to receive a cash grant from that endowment to use for expenses like ammunition, travel, targets, uniforms, entry fees and more.
One of the main ways teams grow their team endowment is through online donations, which are matched. Those interested in giving to a UTYESS team, where your donation will be matched, can visit the MidwayUSA Foundation website (midwayusafoundation.org/donate) and search for any of the UTYESS teams. Donations are tax deductible and 100% of the donation, as well as the match, benefits that specific shooting team. The Foundation keeps zero for operating expenses. This funding is available for the life of the team so growing the endowment is crucial to the future of our local shooting team.
"The MidwayUSA Foundation has been an amazing resource for the Wasatch Wing and Clay team, " said Anthony Shaerer, Team President. Age 16. "We wouldn't have the success and participation without their generous help."
Teams with an endowment account that are part of UTYESS are:
"The MidwayUSA Foundation endowment accounts are a critical part of youth shooting sports," explains Dusty Wiseman, UTYESS Executive Director for Southern Utah and Head Coach of Milford Young Guns. "The financial assistance the account provides makes it possible for youth to be educated in safety, responsibility, and competitiveness."
Donors may also contribute to the Utah State Agency Endowment account by donating at by donating to Endowment ID OP7347.
To learn more about UTYESS or to get more information about the team endowment accounts at the MidwayUSA Foundation, please visit www.utyess.org or contact Brian Beard at (385) 323-0815.
The MidwayUSA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity working to sustain the shooting sports industry by providing long-term funding to youth shooting teams. Every donation made is 100% tax deductible and supports the mission to help communities and organizations raise funds to support their youth shooting team. The Foundation supports all shooting disciplines. For more information about how the MidwayUSA Foundation is changing the future of youth shooting sports, please visit midwayusafoundation.org or call 1-877-375-4570.