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By Brian Beard, 07/18/18, 3:45PM MDT


PLEASANT GROVE, UT – The Utah Scholastic Clay Target Program (UTYESS) has been awarded a $25,000 grant by Larry and Brenda Potterfield, owners of MidwayUSA. This grant will provide funding to promote Utah’s youth shooting sports activities.

Over half of the grant will be used to match Utah’s youth shooting team fundraising dollars that are donated to MidwayUSA Foundation’s Team Endowment Program. This program allows individual teams to grow their own endowment to pay for team expenses. For the remainder of 2018, MidwayUSA Foundation also has a monthly match for all of our shooting teams with a MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment.  Each month $60,000 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.

“We are forever thankful to Larry and Brenda Potterfield and the MidwayUSA Foundation. Without their overwhelming support over the past several years Utah SCTP, each of our teams, and youth shooting sports in general would not be what it is today,“ Brian Beard, President, UTYESS. “Larry and Brenda Potterfield and the MidwayUSA Foundation have greatly changed the future of youth shooting sports in Utah!”


About MidwayUSA Foundation

The MidwayUSA Foundation is a public charity working to sustain the shooting sports industry by providing long-term funding to youth shooting teams. 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.

About The Utah Scholastic Clay Target Program

The Utah Scholastic Clay Target Program (Utah SCTP) 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 the Utah Scholastic Clay Target Program or to find a team near you, visit