Bass Pro Shops made a $50,000 investment in target shooting.
The Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund issued a grant in that amount to USA Clay Target League, according to a news release issued this week.
"Connecting new audiences to the outdoors is a key mission of the Outdoor Fund,” said Bob Ziehmer, senior director of conservation for Bass Pro and Cabela’s, in the release. “The USA Clay Target League introduces America’s young men and women to outdoor clay target shooting. Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund is proud to continue investing in such a fun, safe and effective program.”
The nonprofit USA Clay Target League, based in Minnesota, is reportedly the largest youth clay target shooting sport program in the world. More than 45,000 athletes are expected to participate in the league this year.
“We are grateful for the ongoing support the Outdoor Fund has given to the league.” said John Nelson, president of the USA Clay Target League, in the release. “Such longstanding support from our sponsors has been key in the tremendous growth of the league and allows the League to keep clay target shooting sports accessible for tens of thousands of student-athletes every year.”
Once a week this time of year, roughly 150 men trade business suits and work attire for baseball uniforms – complete from caps to cleats – for the Grip N Rip Baseball league.