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MidwayUSA Foundation Awards Over $18,000 to Utah Youth Education in Shooting Sports

By Marvin Penncock, 05/16/22, 9:45PM MDT


PLEASANT GROVE, UT – Utah Youth Education in Shooting Sports (UTYESS) has been awarded a combined $18,616 in cash grants by the MidwayUSA Foundation. $13,616 was awarded from the UTYESS Agency Endowment. An additional $5,000 is to be used for coach training.

Similar to the Team Endowment Program, the Agency Endowment Program is available to non-profit organizations that are strategically important to the future of youth shooting sports within their respective footprint or area of influence. The annual grant is 5% of the Agency Endowment’s average monthly balance over the most recent 12 months. Currently, the Utah Youth Education in Shooting Sports Agency Endowment holds $281,940.23.

These grants help support the Utah state agency (UTYESS), which oversees the fifteen youth shotgun shooting teams in the state. Much of this grant will be used to support the statewide programs available for athletes that are a part of UTYESS. The grant also assists with the state trophies and recognition programs, advertising Utah's shotgun shooting teams and programs, and assisting new teams with costs associated with starting a new team in Utah.

"We continue to be grateful for the support MidwayUSA Foundation gives to Utah's youth shotgun athletes," said Brian Beard of UTYESS. "The ability to provide training to our coaches will be a huge component in helping out athletes achieve their shooting goals. The success of UTYESS and our athletes is credited in part to the wonderful support we continue to receive from MidwayUSA Foundation."

Many organizations share the same passion UTYESS and MidwayUSA Foundation has for helping grow the youth shooting sports industry, and we have developed strong relationships with those organizations across the nation. Visit the MidwayUSA Foundation Partner Community Page to see what other organizations share our passion at


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 how you can help support your local youth shooting sports through The MidwayUSA Foundation, visit 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