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

By Marvin Penncock, 03/10/21, 12:15AM MST


Larry and Brenda Potterfield

PLEASANT GROVE, UT – Utah Youth Education in Shooting Sports (UTYESS) has received a $17,500 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. Over 70% of the donation will be used to match Utah’s youth shooting team fundraising dollars that are donated to MidwayUSA Foundation’s Team Endowment Program. UTYESS currently operates with thirteen teams across the state with over 300 student-athletes.

The MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment program allows individual teams to grow their own endowment to pay for team expenses. In addition to this match being offered by UTYESS, for the remainder of 2021, MidwayUSA Foundation also has a monthly match for all of our shooting teams with a MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment. Each month $160,000 in matching dollars is added to team endowments nationwide. Every shooting team that receives a donation or contributes to their MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment will receive a match.

Larry and Brenda Potterfield have been tremendous supporters of UTYESS. Since 2012 Larry and Brenda Potterfield have given UTYESS over $1,000,000 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.