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USAYESS Teams Raise $79,797 on Giving Tuesday

By USAYESS, 12/22/20, 7:45PM PST


Phantom Sure Shots Shooting Club, Phoenix, AZ

COLVILLE, WA – USA Youth Education in Shooting Sports (USAYESS) teams raised $79,797.47 on Giving Tuesday for their Team Endowment Accounts held at MidwayUSA Foundation. Giving Tuesday, which fell on December 1st this year, is the official kickoff to the giving season and the perfect time for donors to make a tax-deductible contribution to youth shooting sports. Donations were made to 27 USAYESS team endowment accounts. The MidwayUSA Foundation's Team Endowment program provides funding in perpetuity to promote youth shooting sports activities.

Of the amount raised, $22,509 came from donors through online donations made to various team endowment accounts on MidwayUSA Foundation's website. Each contribution was matched by MidwayUSA Foundation from funds personally donated by Larry and Brenda Potterfield, adding $15,788. Further, USAYESS offered a match, again made possible from funds personally donated by Larry and Brenda Potterfield, adding $27,500. Another $1,000 was donated to USAYESS teams via GivingTuesday incentives offered by MidwayUSA Foundation.

"The continued development of our youth into productive men and women takes a direct path through youth shooting sports," Said Greg Spiczka, Head Coach, Phantom Sure Shots Shooting Club, Phoenix, AZ. "The unmatched dedication and generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Potterfield through the MidwayUSA Foundation will no doubt have a lasting impact on the youth shooting sports community, but also on the future of our nation. Thank you for all you do!"

USAYESS Team Endowment Accounts at MidwayUSA Foundation currently hold over $10 million for youth shooting sports.

"We are extremely grateful for the donations made to the team endowment at MidwayUSA Foundation," said Brian Beard, President, USA Youth Education in Shooting Sports. "Our partnership with MidwayUSA Foundation is a critical component in ensuring the future of youth shooting sports. The donations made to the endowment accounts, and the added support from Larry and Brenda Potterfield, not only help the student-athletes today but ensure that youth shooting sports continues to have sustainable funding far into the future."

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. Every donation made to the MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment program 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 the MidwayUSA Foundation and the Team Endowment Account Program, please visit or call (877) 375-4570.

About USA Youth Education in Shooting Sports

USAYESS is a non-profit organization and the nation's only all-inclusive youth program which introduces, grows, supports, and educates youth, and their families on firearm safety, shooting sports, and wildlife conservation and habitat. For more information, visit

Benefiting Teams

AK AlaskaYESS Collegiate  $        11.55
AK Grace Grizzlies  $        42.03
AK Juneau Trap Team  $        42.03
AK Sitka Shore Shots  $     577.54
AZ Ben Avery Clay Crushers  $        14.44
AZ Phantom Sure Shots  $  6,304.80
GA Southern Elite Shooting Team  $  4,684.66
ID Boise Buckshots  $     187.70
ID Burley Bobcat Trap Team  $     262.70
NC Polk County Gun Club Junior Clay Busters  $        52.54
NC Polk County Gun Club Junior Marksmanship Program  $        52.54
NC Triangle Target Sports Foundation  $  1,618.23
NE Nebr. One Box Rock Crushers(Broken Bow High School)  $        72.19
NM Bootheel Shotgunners  $     210.16
OR Rogue Valley Young Guns  $  1,097.33
TN Tanasi Sports Association  $     288.77
TX Aledo Clay Busters  $     210.16
TX Cow Creek Clay Target Club  $     924.07
UT Cedar Clay Breakers (Collegiate Club)  $     210.16
UT Milford Young Guns  $     630.48
UT Ogden Clay Dusters  $     420.32
UT Phoenix Clay Target Shooting Club  $  4,203.20
UT Skyline X  $  1,299.48
UT Trigger Therapy  $     630.48
UT USCTP Cache Valley Scholatic Trap Club  $  2,887.72
UT Wasatch Wing & Clays Youth Program  $     144.39
WA Ephrata Sportsman's Association Youth Program  $     420.32