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Potterfield Donates more $$
« on: January 20, 2011, 03:57:43 pm »
Midway USA sponsors a lot of the Wednesday Night at the Range shows on the OC. Larry and Brenda Potterfield (owners of Midway) donate a lot (and I mean a lot) of money to the shooting sports....and they spread it around to the many different shooting styles too.
I was reading the latest issue of GUNS Magazine last night and there was a blurb about them donating $1,000,000 to the NWTF (National Wild Turkey Federation) and thought I'd share it.

Stuff like this makes me want to spend my money at places like Midway and purchase products from the spin-off companies related to the Potterfields (Battenfeld Technologies) because they give back to the shooting sports.

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MidwayUSA's Potterfields Donate $1 Million to NWTF for New Youth Shooting Program

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — Larry and Brenda Potterfield, founders and owners of MidwayUSA in Columbia, Mo., have presented the National Wild Turkey Federation with a $1 million contribution for the creation of a new youth shooting sports program.
The program will present opportunities for youth age 17 and under to try target shooting, sporting clay shooting and shotgunning in a safe, fun environment. The NWTF aims to triple the annual number of youth shooting participants at its JAKES outreach events - from 50,000 to 150,000 youth -by 2014.

"Thanks to the generosity of Larry and Brenda, more young people will have the chance to try shooting sports, and may discover a passion that they will enjoy for the rest of their lives," said George C. Thornton, NWTF CEO. "This program will be a step toward solidifying the future of shooting sports in America."

Studies have shown that participation in sport shooting is declining, which is mirrored by a decline in hunting participation. The NWTF is helping to counteract this trend by recruiting and retaining youth hunters, shooters and conservationists through its JAKES youth outreach program.

Larry Potterfield, founder and CEO of MidwayUSA, said: "Brenda and I believe in supporting youth programs that teach our next generation about shooting and shooting safety. The NWTF is doing a great job with our youth, who are the future of shooting, conservation and the outdoor industry. We are proud to help them change the future."

In the first year of the new youth shooting sports program, the NWTF will provide fully equipped shooting trailers for Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. More trailers will be purchased in ensuing years for additional regions of the country. Trailers will be available for use through state agencies and NWTF state chapters. They will come equipped with everything needed to set up a safe airgun shooting range at any youth event, including pellet guns, ammunition, safety glasses, hearing protection, targets and pellet traps.

http://www.nwtf.org/nwtf_newsroom/press_releases.php?id=13237


$1.6 million last year in November to the SSSF:
http://www.ammoland.com/2010/11/22/scholastic-shooting-sports-foundation-receives-a-million-dollar-donation/


http://www.midwayusa.com/

http://www.battenfeldtechnologies.com/

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Potterfield Donates more $$
« on: January 20, 2011, 03:57:43 pm »

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Re: Potterfield Donates more $$
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2011, 05:32:17 pm »
This forum has reached a level of participation, and is well enough known that on a regular cycle we get a Larry Potterfield hater or basher.  Like any coffee shop or kindergarten our regulars tend to get sucked in.  However, it is news like this that will always bring me to his defense long before I jump in with the mob and ask Tom for rope.

Thank You Mr. Potterfield!
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2011, 09:08:52 pm »
Thank You Mr. Potterfield!

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Re: Potterfield Donates more $$
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2011, 09:20:26 pm »
As a consumer and buyer of Midway products of all types, (as recently as earlier this month), I have NEVER been let down in their communication, timely shipping, tracking numbers, or service.

As for Mr. & Mrs. Potterfield's work in these endeavors, good for them. I'm glad my purchases help contribute to a very worthy cause.

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Re: Potterfield Donates more $$
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2011, 01:18:47 am »
spending time with your kids, it does not matter what you are doing, is the most important thing you can do.

I don't care if its shooting, hunting, boating, wood carving, knitting... what ever.

A family that plays toegther stays toegther.
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Re: Potterfield Donates more $$
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2011, 05:20:08 pm »
spending time with your kids, it does not matter what you are doing, is the most important thing you can do.

I don't care if its shooting, hunting, boating, wood carving, knitting... what ever.

A family that plays toegther stays toegther.

I agree with that 100%.
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined...The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun."~Patrick Henry

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