We received another emailed question at firstname.lastname@example.org:
What programs or organizations are dedicated to helping kids get involved with trap leagues and their associated costs?
Jan Payne, Montevideo High School trap team coach, took a stab at this one:
Almost every hunting organization, with the exception of Ducks Unlimited, is involved in helping support their local trap teams. In particular, Pheasants Forever is a statewide sponsor, and most local chapters sponsor local teams. Minnesota Deer Hunters Association is also a statewide sponsor. Nationally, The MidwayUSA Foundation has an endowment program that is available to any team in the nation. Larry & Brenda Potterfield, the owners of The MidwayUSA Foundation, are huge supporters of youth shooting sports. Side note: I have met them and they are fantastic people.
Thanks for asking!