Longtime USA Shooting supporter Jim Mitchell has been elected to the USA Shooting Board of Directors. In this new role, Mitchell will work to ensure the group adheres to its mission and objectives as set out in its bylaws. He will play an active role in board meetings, attend international, national, regional, state and local events as a representative of USA Shooting.
He plans to waste not time on strengthening the Olympic athlete pipeline. “My focus will be on strengthening our feeder systems like other Olympic sports and finding ways to fund programs that will develop more champions to inspire the next generation,” said Mitchell.
Mitchell is well known for his support of six-time Olympian and NRA Board Member Kim Rhode, as well as his efforts to fund nearly $1 million from the Shikar Foundation (where he serves as Vice President) to USA Shooting.
“I’ve been involved with Kim Rhode from the beginning, since she was 14. I built a facility for her to train” said Mitchell.
Mitchell is a resident of Los Angeles County and the owner of Oak Tree Gun Club along with his daughter, Betsy. Together they have developed East Oak Tree Gun Club into one of the most comprehensive shooting sports facilities in the country. Additionally, Mitchell is a patron life member of the NRA and also the Ring of Freedom after receiving his gold jacket last year.
“Jim is a longtime supporter of the Olympic movement and USA Shooting,” said Kim Rhode. “He brings years of experience and fundraising, which will be a great asset to the USA Shooting Board of Directors. He has been a good friend and more importantly, he is a great person with a love of the shooting sports and the outdoors.”
Mitchell will attend his first board meeting on June 24, 2020. Learn more at usashooting.org.