USA Shooting Endeavors To Raise Travel Funds For Athletes

by
posted on April 28, 2019
raisetheflag2020.jpg
USA Shooting has a new goal: Raise $200,000 to help cover travel costs for athletes competing at World Cup events this year. The new "Raise the Flag" campaign will support teams in all disciplines as they prepare for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Competitive shooting at the international level is expensive. For example, USA Shooting says the average cost to send one athlete to a World Cup is $3,400. This adds up—the total bill for 30 U.S. athletes at the Beijing World Cup this month is $102,000. This amount is before adding in the coaches and support staff.

"Raise the Flag" will help sharpen the organization's vision and according to a recent USA Shooting press release, key to the campaign is the "Chairman's Challenge." Initiated by USA Shooting Board Chairman Chad Whittenburg, the Chairman's Challenge is the focal point for fundraising. Expanding upon a recent USA Shooting decision to fund all athletes qualifying for World Cup competition this year, Whittenberg's vision is an organization that supports them any way they can. In the past, athletes could only compete after reaching an average score nearly to participate in a World Cup final.

"I will not sit back any longer without doing everything I can to make sure our athletes have the resources they need to go about raising our flag at international competition," says Whittenburg. "Our athletes deserve the opportunity to compete and get better without that financial stress weighing over them."

Every dollar raised via "Raise the Flag" will support athletes traveling to various international competitions for the remainder of the year.

Additionally, USA Shooting says that an exclusive "Raise the Flag" series of merchandise is coming soon, to be available in retail outlets and also the USA Shooting store.

Learn more here.

Latest

7 Besthighpwrcart 2020
7 Besthighpwrcart 2020

Introduction To Metallic Cartridge Reloading: Process Walkthrough

The second part of our beginner's guide on metallic cartridge reloading

USA Shooting: Derrick Mein Captures First Paris 2024 Olympic Quota

Mein earned the Olympic quota after qualification, going on to win the 2022 ISSF Men’s Trap World Championship

USA Shooting Scores Bronze Medal At 2022 ISSF Shotgun World Championship

Junior Trap Team earns USA Shooting’s first medal after third place finish at 2022 ISSF Shotgun World Championship in Croatia

Competitive Shooter Rex Walter Never Misses The Rimfire Sporter Rifle Nationals

Rex Walter is a competitor who has attended every National Rimfire Sporter Match at Camp Perry

NRA Donates $173,911 To Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

NRA’s free online Hunter Education Course recognized by Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission

Review: Hawke Optics Reflex Dot Wide View 3-MOA

Priced less than $200, the Hawke Optics Reflex Wide View 3-MOA red-dot sight is a “viable” option for action shooters, says Field Editor Chris Christian

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Sports USA delivered to your inbox.