Here’s some good news for college target shooting clubs and teams.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is offering $100,000 in grants to help private and public colleges start rifle, shotgun and pistol target shooting clubs and teams.
The grants are available through the NSSF’s Collegiate Shooting Sports Initiative. Eligible schools can receive up to $10,000 in funding to establish a target shooting club or team.
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According to the NSSF, the program has already contributed $1 million to more than 75 colleges, including the University of Colorado at Boulder, North Idaho College, Middlebury College and Wichita State University.
“It is gratifying to see how many colleges have taken advantage of these NSSF grants to provide students an opportunity to compete in target shooting and receive an introduction to recreational shooting and firearm safety at the club level,” NSSF Manager of Shooting Promotions Zach Snow said in a statement.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the largest firearms trade association in the US. The organization is dedicated to promoting and preserving hunting and shooting sports. Every year, the NSSF holds SHOT Show, the nation’s largest firearms convention, in Las Vegas. The massive event draws firearms manufacturers, retailers and media members from all over the world.
Interested in applying for the NSSF grants for you college? Click here for more details.