Columbia, MO – Over sixty people gathered in Columbia, Missouri October 14th and 15th to celebrate the youth shooting sports industry. The MidwayUSA Foundation hosted partners from across the nation at its annual Youth Shooting Partners Conference.
“To accomplish our mission of helping communities fund their youth shooting teams, we rely on the assistance of partners, both at the state and national level. These partners are hosting competitions, helping create more teams and assisting with fundraisers, so we wanted to bring them together to say thank you and offer more tools to help grow and sustain youth shooting sports,” said Randy Moeller, MidwayUSA Foundation Executive Director. The two-day conference, held annually, covered information about MidwayUSA Foundation programs, 501(c)(3) tips, fundraising ideas, and offered all the partners a chance to network and speak about their respective programs.
(L to R): Tim Sellin; TNYESS President, Larry and Brenda; Potterfield MidwayUSA founders, Ellie Sellin; USAYESS South eastern Regional Director.
(L to R): Scott Ackley; NVYESS President, Rose Ackley USAYESS Western Regional Director, Jeff McClure; MidwayUSA Foundation Western US.
Sharon Roddey, South Carolina Youth Shooting Foundation Director, spoke about her experience at the conference. “Meeting with others that have a likeminded vision, as well as sharing ideas and learning during the conference, enabled us [partners] to have a better understanding of the programs and opportunities available. The conference provided us with tools to assist in making our teams and agencies successful in growing their MidwayUSA Foundation Team and Agency Endowment Accounts. It is an honor to be associated with an organization that is working to ensure a legacy for youth shooting.”
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. High school and college shooting teams each have a Team Endowment Account that they grow with donations, fundraisers, and earnings. Then, each year, they are eligible to receive a grant to assist with team expenses. Every donation made is 100% tax deductible and is matched by the MidwayUSA Foundation’s matching program.
For more information about how the MidwayUSA Foundation is changing the future of youth shooting sports, please visit www.midwayusafoundation.org or call 1-877-375-4570.