NRA Foundation awards River Region Clay Crushers grant for program

River Region Clay Crushers is a 501(c)(3) not for profit youth shotgun sports program for youth interested in amateur shooting sports competition. The program is dedicated to teaching firearms safety and promoting the shooting sports in a safe and fun environment. River Region Clay Crushers youth shotgun sports program is open to all youth, no matter their skill level. Within this program, qualified and certified coaches volunteer to teach the safe handling of firearms and instruct the rules set for by each governing body for Skeet, Trap, and Sporting Clays. Based in Montgomery, AL, the objective of RRCC is to educate youth of the River Region, the surrounding counties, and communities about the history of the shooting sports and encourage participation in amateur competition. With grant funding awarded by the NRA Foundation, River Region Clay Crushers youth shotgun sports program can provide the required practice facilities cost, ammunition, proper equipment, shooting gear, and personal protection safety equipment for proper and safe training.

River Region Clay Crushers utilizes the service and facilities of Lower Wetumpka Shotgun Sports Club in Montgomery, AL and Dixie Trap and Gun Club in Mathews, AL. By partnering with local shooting clubs, we can provide proper facilities while teaching the shotgun disciplines to youth athletes. The dedication and generosity from club owners like Matthew Senn at LWSSC and Bill and Becky Parson at Dixie Trap is a major factor in the continued success of RRCC.

River Region Clay Crushers is affiliated with the Scholastic Clay target Program, the largest, fastest growing, and most exciting youth clay target program in the US. We provide students from elementary through high school and college the chance to compete in sports such as trap, skeet, and sporting clays, as well as Olympic disciplines like bunker trap and international skeet. We provide student athletes, elementary through college with a supportive environment where shooting sports serve as catalysts for teaching life lessons and skills that emphasize positive character traits and citizenship values. The SCTP’s mission is to help kids reach their highest potential in becoming the best athlete and young adults they can be. The SCTP is a youth development program, first and foremost, and we do this through the shooting sports and competitive shooting.

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To learn more about River Region Clay Crushers and how to get a youth involved please visit RRCC on Facebook and Instagram. For information on the Alabama Scholastic Clay Target program visit www.mysctp.com, for information on local shotgun sports clubs visit www.lwssc.com and www.dixietrap.com