Clay Targets News

FutureU Shotgun Sports Virtual Recruiting Event

We kicked off the FutureU Shotgun Sports Virtual Recruiting event on Tuesday, May 11! We’re thrilled to have over 25 teams showcased in the platform for prospective students to explore. Schools have been provided the opportunity to create virtual booths, where they are showcasing information about their team including videos, PDFs, and more. In addition, students are able to engage in a conversation with coaches and team leaders during the live portions of the event. Our next live event will take place on Thursday, May 27 from 7–10 p.m. Eastern. In the meantime, the platform is still open and accessible to students and coaches, and we’re still accepting registrations for the event. In addition to team booths, we’re also welcoming a few of our industry partners including MidwayUSA Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation, and SSSF. Register here

Still not convinced? Take it from high school student Tyler Cassara:

"Thank you to ACUI and College Shooting Sports Recruiting for hosting the FutureU Virtual Recruiting Event. It was a great opportunity to have so much information all in one spot. Not only was there information about each College/University, but I was also able to talk and interact with Coaches. Mr. Vincent also helped me with my profile. I am looking forward to the next event coming up and the opportunity to participate in such a valuable experience." 


2021–22 Shotgun Bowl Series Schedule

Although we’re still working on the 2021–22 season schedule, we’ve posted confirmed dates to the website. Events we’re still working on include the West Coast Conference Championships, Lower East Coast Conference Championships, and Greater Midwest (Spring) Conference Championships. We’ll continue to announce as more dates are added, but feel free to check the website at any time for updates. The match program will be published in the upcoming months, and any questions about the events can be sent to Alyssa Drew at adrew@acui.org.


MidwayUSA Foundation's Hometown Challenge

Mark your calendars! The MidwayUSA Foundation is offering their second Hometown Challenge, taking place during the month of July, and providing you with the opportunity to do what you do best—compete and raise funds for your team. Every $20 entry fee will go directly to the endowment account of your choice and will be matched by the MidwayUSA Foundation. There are no minimum numbers to participate, and anyone is welcome to participate in this event. Community members who are non-shooters can still register to be entered into the sweepstakes. In addition, ACUI will be offering a matching program for our college teams. We’ll provide a 1:1 match for the first 1,000 individual registrations. Teams of five will receive a $1,000 contribution to their endowment account and teams of 10 will receive a $2,000 contribution. This is a 10:1 match! The “team” can consist of any number of individuals and just needs to meet the minimum registration of $100 and $200 respectively to receive the match. More information about the Hometown Challenge can be found here.