Shooting retailer Midway USA has continued its generous support of the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) by recently donating over 500 rifles to help YSSA in its mission to introduce young people to hunting and the shooting sports.
In 2010, the YSSA developed a practical plan to organize and administer an industry-wide firearms loaner program for supporting its youth programs. Because of the popularity of this program with Boy Scout Councils, 4-H and other shooting sports programs, the loaner inventory was expected to double by the summer of 2013.
“MidwayUSA will continue to be a non-stop supporter of youth hunting, shooting and hunter’s education,” says Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA. “We believe in supporting programs whose mission is to preserve the future of youth shooting sports. The rifles we’re donating to YSSA will be auctioned off and the proceeds will directly benefit their Equipment Loan Program.”
“The majority of shooting sports equipment is needed by youth programs for limited or seasonal use,” said Steve Miller, Executive Director of YSSA. “Equipment may be intensively used during selected seasons and languish in storage for the remainder of the year. This noteworthy donation in support of our Equipment Loan Program will allow the YSSA to provide more efficient support to youth shooting sports programs.”
SOURCE: Midway USA 1/11/12
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