PLEASANT GROVE, UT – Ten Utah Youth Education in Shooting Sports (UTYESS) teams have been awarded a combined $77,729 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:
UTYESS Youth gather for the season opening ceremonies. February 2022.
“I have been involved with UTYESS since I was 8 years old," Said Grayson Stuart, age 17. ”It is awesome to see how the program has grown to what it is today. The UTYESS program has grown to be the most successful youth statewide program that anyone could have ever imagined. This unprecedented growth would not have been made possible without the continued support of the MidwayUSA Foundation. I am proud to be a committee member of such a great program and I can't wait to see where it goes from here."
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 2021 are matched.
Other Utah youth shooting sports organizations not part of the UTYESS program to receive grants are:
About the 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 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 academic level throughout the State of Utah. Our purpose is to provide training and guidance to the youth shooting programs of Utah to develop 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.
About the MidwayUSA Foundation
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. Each year, teams can apply for a grant for 5% of their endowment balance to use for expenses, such as range fees, travel, ammunition, uniforms, and more. 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.