PLEASANT GROVE, UT – Eight of the Utah Youth Education in Shooting Sports Programs (UTYESS) teams have been awarded a combined $51,396 in cash grants by the MidwayUSA Foundation, from the Team Endowment Program. These grants will provide funding to promote Utah’s youth shooting sports activities. Much of the grant is used for expenses, such as range fees, travel, ammunition, uniforms, trophies, awards, and more.
Teams receiving these grants are:
"This grant will help our team so much," explains Haylie Peay, Student-Athlete on Skyline X and UTYESS Youth Leader, age 16. "It will help with team events, coaching and training aids. It will also help with our blue vs green shoot we have with local police. Thank you so much! This is amazing and greatly appreciated."
Anyone can donate to a youth shooting team near them by visiting www.midwayusafoundation.org and clicking on the Donate button in the upper-right hand corner. The MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Program gives a community the ability to financially support a competitive youth shooting sports program. Like other sports, shooting teams provide wonderful opportunities for students to make friends, develop confidence, and learn discipline and leadership skills. The MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowments provide financial support to high school and college-level youth shooting sports teams across America. As 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, all donations made to the MidwayUSA Foundation are tax-deductible and thanks to the generosity of Larry and Brenda Potterfield, all donations in 2020 are matched.
“Our teams have undertaken tremendous fundraising efforts for their MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Accounts over the past several years,” said Brian Beard, President of UTYESS. “Teams that have an account balance in their MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment account are eligible to request a grant of 5% of their balance once per year. The more fundraising the team does for their team endowment, the higher their grant amounts become. Donations made to the endowment accounts remain there in perpetuity and are eligible for quarterly earnings. Fundraising today means funding every year for as long as the team exists.”
Other Utah youth shooting sports organizations not part of the UTYESS program to receive grants are:
About MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Program
The Team Endowment Program gives a community the ability to financially support a competitive youth shooting sports program. Like other sports, shooting teams provide wonderful opportunities for students to make friends, develop confidence, and learn discipline and leadership skills. However, most schools and clubs provide little or no funding for youth shooting sports teams, so it is up to us to help. As the primary program of the MidwayUSA Foundation, Team Endowments provide financial support to high school-aged and college-level youth shooting sports teams across America.
About MidwayUSA Foundation
The MidwayUSA Foundation is a public 501(c)(3) charity, founded by Larry and Brenda Potterfield, working to sustain the shooting sports industry by providing permanent, long term endowment funding to over 3,000 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. For more information about the MidwayUSA Foundation and the Team Endowment Account Program, please visit midwayusafoundation.org or call (877) 375-4570.
About Utah Youth Education in Shooting Sports
Utah Youth Education in Shooting Sports (UTYESS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to educating youth in Utah about wildlife conservation and firearm safety and promoting youth shooting sports on a competitive and scholastic level throughout the State of Utah. Our purpose is to provide training and guidance to the youth shooting programs of Utah, with the goal of developing self-confidence, self-esteem, self-reliance, respect, personal discipline, responsibility, citizenship, teamwork, and sportsmanship through regular practice and competition at local, state, and national events. For more information on UTYESS or to find a team near you, visit www.utyess.org.