Inside SSSF - 4th Quarter 2014

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The Official Magazine of the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation 2014Q4 Executive Director's Report By: Ben Berka, Executive Director, SSSF December is a great time to reflect back on the year to celebrate successes and plan for the future. For 2014, the SCTP and SPP once again had growth in numbers across the board in terms of teams, athletes, coaches, and shoot attendance. This growth, of course, all happens at the local level through the dedication of our coaches! THANK YOU for all of your hard work and time given to support our youth in the shooting sports. It's hard to believe another year is about to pass and the holiday season is upon us. At SSSF, we are fortunate to have such great support from our extended Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Pistol Program families from all around the country. Speaking of support – this issue of Inside SSSF is full of information, tips, and articles from shooting sports industry members who support your sport. Please consider supporting them in return. We are happy to report the SSSF has supported over 280 SCTP and SPP teams across 40 states in 2014 through donations to MidwayUSA Foundation endowment accounts. Total donations for the year came to about $1.8 million. Be watching our Range Time newsletter for more ways SCTP and SPP teams may earn SSSF team endowment funds in 2015. If you live in the northern states, you may be looking for things to do to pass the time between now and reasonable shooting weather. Consider reloading! Check out the articles and videos from Hodgdon Powders, MEC and Dillon Precision. Reloading is a great hobby of its own and can help reduce your shooting costs. Do you need reloading equipment or supplies? Check out MidwayUSA for "Just About Everything" for reloading. For athletes looking for inspiration in 2015, check out the success stories of four SCTP athletes who achieved U.S. National Team status through the SCTP International Championships. Speaking of championships, please remember to save the dates for the 2015 SSSF National Championships in Sparta, IL for July 13-18. We look forward to an even bigger and better "ultimate shooting sports party" in 2015! Following the SSSF Nationals will be the SCTP SPONSOR OF THE MONTH We are very proud to announce our sponsor of the month, Hodgdon Powder, in this edition of "Inside the SSSF"! Hodgdon has been a huge supporter of youth shooting, namely the SCTP. Based in Shawnee, KS and making gunpowder for many years, We want to thank Chris Hodgdon and the entire Hodgdon team for their continued support of the SCTP and youth shooting!

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