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Utah Youth Education in Shooting Sports Receives Gift from Larry and Brenda Potterfield

By Marvin Penncock, 04/25/20, 9:15PM MDT


PLEASANT GROVE, UT – The Utah Youth Education in Shooting Sports program (UTYESS) has received a $10,000 gift from Larry and Brenda Potterfield, owners of MidwayUSA. This gift will provide funding to promote Utah’s youth shooting sports activities and provide funding to help pay for operating costs of the statewide program.

UTYESS currently operates with thirteen team across the state with over 180 student athletes.

Larry and Brenda Potterfield have been tremendous supporters of UTYESS. Since 2012 Larry and Brenda Potterfield have given UTYESS $720,000 and have matched MidwayUSA Foundation Team and Agency Endowment donations with nearly $90,000. That is over $800,000 donated by Larry and Brenda Potterfield to promote and further youth shooting sports in the state of Utah.


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 or call (385) 323-0815.