Clay Targets News

December 15 is Deadline to Submit Team Endowment Grant Applications

Teams with a MidwayUSA Foundation endowment balance have until December 15 to apply to receive 5% of their endowment balance. Teams can apply once each year, either in June or December, and the funds can be used for team expenses like ammunition, travel, uniforms, and range and entry fees. Teams can apply for the December grant cycle or learn more about the program here.


2020 ACUI Collegiate Clay Targets Championship Registration to Open Soon

Registration for ACUI's Collegiate Clay Targets Championship, set for March 23–28 in San Antonio, Texas, will be live in a few short weeks. Organizers are now finalizing the Match Program which will be made accessible through the  ACUI Clay Targets website. Coaches and team leaders will be receiving an email that will include registration information, so if you are a coach or team leader and have not been receiving emails, please email Alyssa Drew at  adrew@acui.org.


Grace College Team Proves Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Program is a Success

"I can say that this was one of the easiest ways for us to raise funds that we have experienced since creating the club, and the matching is absolutely phenomenal," is what Grace College Shooting Sports Club coach Paul Blair said after the team raised $2,425 through MidwayUSA Foundation's Peer-to-Peer fundraising platform. In addition to the donations they received through  their fundraising page, they also completed ACUI's Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Endowment Match. It was easy: they registered at the site, set up a fundraising page, and then sent the link to Alyssa Drew at adrew@acui.org. With a single donation of any size, a team earns $500, but it gets better. Once a team has raised $1,000, ACUI contributes $2,000, and if the team reaches $2,000, ACUI adds another $3,000. Once the Grace team had raised its $2,000 and received $5,500 from ACUI, the team account had grown by $7,500. "Midway has made it extremely easy to set up the club's page," Blair added.


Federal to be Official Ammunition of the ACUI Clay Targets Program

ACUI Clay Targets is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Federal Ammunition for the 2020 Collegiate Clay Targets Championship. Federal will supply all ammunition for the event and will also create a purchasing program for ACUI Clay Targets teams. If you are a coach or team leader and you do not receive an ammunition purchasing form, or if you have questions, please contact Alyssa Drew at adrew@acui.org. Ammunition to be used at the national championships is listed below, with discipline followed by the load specifications:

American Trap & Doubles Trap
TGL12 # 7.5 (12 ga, 1 1/8 oz shot, 2.75 dram eq, 1145 fps)
American Skeet & Doubles Skeet
TGL12 # 9 (12 ga, 1 1/8 oz shot, 2.75 dram eq, 1145 fps)
Sporting Clays & Super Sporting
TGS128 # 8 (12 ga, 1 oz shot, 3 dram eq, 1235 fps)
International Trap
GMT119 # 7.5 (12 gauge, 24 gram shot, 1335 fps)
International Skeet
GMT119 # 9 (12 gauge, 24 gram shot, 1335 fps)

 


It's On Again: Annual Competition to Design Collegiate Championship T-Shirt
Teams have until December 31 to submit designs for the official 2020 ACUI Collegiate Clay Targets Championship event T-shirt. Individuals submitting designs do not have to be on a clays team, but the team submitting the winning design will get free T-shirts for team members competing at the 2020 ACUI Collegiate Clay Targets Championships. Submission rules, guidelines, and the entry form can be found here.