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Participate

The number one way to be involved with the Purdue Trap and Skeet Club is to become a member! While shooting sports are largely based on individual performance, we are above all else supportive club.  Our athletes shoot in squads and each individual shooter contributes to the success of our club.  The more help we have, the more we are able to open our range and get out and shoot! We welcome everyone at all experience levels; members are taught safety for themselves and others, respect for the guns and others, and sportsmanship.

Donate

As you can well imagine, competitive shooting is an expensive sport.  The board members and club participants work diligently to fundraise and offset the cost of this sport to our athletes (and their families!).  One of our goals is to keep the cost of participating within the reach of student athletes and their families.

Your donations help offset the cost of team gear, shells, targets, and even registration for invitational and regional competitions, also state & national Championships.  In addition, the club owns and maintains our own range and several guns for use by our athletes.   We also help cover the costs of traveling to shooting competitions for students. To help offset the expenses, we apply for grants yearly and hold various shooting events.

As our resources grow, we are able to offer or athletes a wider variety of opportunities, beyond American style trapshooting.  We also offer opportunities to compete in American Skeet, Sporting Clays, and Skeet Doubles, as well as international disciplines. International Skeet, Bunker Trap, and Trap Doubles are all Olympic Shooting Sports that are offered by the ACUI and SCTP organizations. Learning to shoot beyond American trap keeps us motivated and always looking for ways to improve!

YOU can help keep Purdue Trap and Skeet up and running! Purdue has a quick and easy online gifting process. Funds gifted through this process are transferred directly to the club account. We receive 100% of all donations gifted through the link below. Are you interested in making a donation to Purdue Trap and Skeet? Click the button to get started!

Sponsors

We are gratefully and proudly supported by the following businesses and organizations.

Endowment

Midway USA Foundation

The Midway USA Foundation helps communities and organizations like Purdue Trap and Skeet to raise funds to support youth shooting activities. Midway helps shooting teams through their generous donations, matching contributions, and management of our endowment account. The Team Endowment Account Program is owned and controlled by the Midway USA Foundation, Inc, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public charity established by Larry and Brenda Potterfield in 2007.  The Potterfields began the foundation as a result of their passion and interest in educations for shooting, hunting, firearms safety, and outdoor skills. The Team Endowment Account Program is intended to provide financial support to shooting programs, such as the Purdue Trap and Skeet Club.  Donations provide immediate grant potential along with sustained funding from the investment earnings of the fund.  The Potterfield family makes a donation each year to fund 100% of all operating expenses so that 100% of every dollar you donate goes to support youth shooting.  The annual earnings from the invested principal will provide future funding for shooting programs.  By donating to our endowment account through the Midway USA Foundation, you will truly be providing for the future of our team and our beloved sport. The Purdue Trap and Skeet Club currently uses their endowment account as one of a three legged approach to funding our team.  Annually, we are able to draw a grant of up to 5% of our endowment account balance.  These funds may be used for shooting program expenses such as ammunition, travel, entry fees, uniforms, scholarships, and personnel costs.  The remainder of our account balance remains invested and grows through donations, matching contributions, and earned interest.  In addition to endowment account funding, when we operate our range, the money is invested right back into club activities.  The third leg of our fundraising base is comprised of monetary and “in kind” donations from our sponsors and supporters.

To learn more about The Midway USA Foundation please visit:

http://www.midwayusafoundation.org/aboutus

Contributions to the Purdue Trap and Skeet Club endowment, please visit here.

Please contact us at putrap@purdue.edu with any questions regarding our team’s legacy.