Just a short time ago, we wrote, "If you're an NRA Family, then chances are you treasure the future of the Second Amendment. As our readers know, investing in the next generation of hunters, shooters and conservationists is the best way to ensure our freedoms thrive for years to come. Today's the perfect day to make a tax-deductible donation, and to the youth of America with MidwayUSA Foundation. This year, they're shooting for $200,000." It's not be a surprise when NRA Families come through for the future of the shooting sports, but we're happy to announce that the MidwayUSA Foundation has recently raised over $275,000!
On November 29, MidwayUSA Foundation had a record-breaking Giving Tuesday by receiving the largest amount of donation dollars for youth shooting sports since beginning their Giving Tuesday campaigns in 2017. Donors from all over the country made donations to youth shooting teams and organizations to make this possible. In just one day, MidwayUSA Foundation raised $275,749.10, crushing their goal of $200,000!
MidwayUSA Foundation Executive Director, G. Scott Reynolds, talked about how the Foundation’s donation match and incentive dollars made an even more significant impact on youth shooting sports, “Thanks to Larry and Brenda Potterfield, we were able to add an additional $220,000 in Giving Tuesday matching and incentive dollars, contributing a grand total of $495,749.10 to youth shooting endowments here at MidwayUSA Foundation. Growing our endowments by nearly half a million dollars will put more dollars to work in our outdoor industry.” Close to 300 youth shooting programs received a donation on Giving Tuesday.
Youth shooting teams that participated in the fundraising event also had the chance to win additional funds to grow their respective endowment. The teams that received the most donations on Giving Tuesday received awards ranging from $5,000 to $1,000. In addition to the top teams, all other participating teams were entered into a random draw, where 10 teams were drawn to receive $500 each. Visit MidwayUSA Foundation’s blog to see the full list of winners. Top performing teams included:
1st Place, Gaston Young Guns High School Shooting Team – [NC] Winning $5,000
2nd Place, Taunton Marksmanship Unit – [MA] Winning $4,000
3rd Place, Trinity University – [TX] Winning $3,000
4th Place, Clipper Clays – [WI] Winning $2,000
5th Place, USNRT Young Eagles – [OK] Winning $1,000
Donations made to youth shooting teams and organizations now and through the end of the year will also be matched. Every donation made to a MidwayUSA Foundation endowment is tax-deductible. There are no fees removed, and 100% of the donor’s gift benefits that endowment directly. The Foundation keeps nothing for operations. Many shooting sports athletes become future hunters and conservationists too. Investing in youth shooting sports is an investment in the entire outdoor industry.
The MidwayUSA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity working to sustain and grow youth shooting sports by providing long-term funding to youth shooting teams. Every donation made is tax-deductible and allows the Foundation to assist in expanding and enhancing the leadership skills, confidence, and discipline of today’s youth through shooting sports activities. The Foundation supports all shooting disciplines. For more information about how the MidwayUSA Foundation is changing the future of youth shooting sports, please visit MidwayUSAFoundation.org or call 1-877-375-4570.