USPSA Area 6 Match Picks Up More Sponsors SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. The first U.S. Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) regional match of the year, the Area 6 Championship sponsored by Glock, looks to kick off the championship season in strong fashion with the addition of eight corporate sponsors. Antler Printing, Competitive Edge Dynamics, Pro-Tech Co. and Velocity Shooter will be stage sponsors while Accurate Edge, Rugged Gear, Saw Custom and SureFire will serve as co-stage sponsors. This brings the total number of sponsors to 15 with more expected to be announced before the mid-April match. We deeply appreciate the tremendous support the industry has shown the Area 6 Championship. Their generosity is why we think ours in the top regional shoot in the sport and a 'must attend' for so many top competitors, said Charles Bond, USPSA Area 6 director. Overall, the sport of Practical Shooting has seen solid growth despite the down economy. Our membership rolls have expanded by over 12% in the past two years bringing our total membership to over 18,000. I have no doubt that this could not have been achieved without the partnerships we've developed within the industry, continued Bond. The eight newly announced sponsors join, Glock, the match's main sponsor, Atlanta Arms & Ammo, Brazos Custom Gunworks, Montana Gold Bullet, Shooters Connection, Springfield Armory and Techwear USA to help put on the Area 6 Championship which will take place at the South River Gun Club in Covington, Ga., April 16 through 18. Some 325 shooters from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, the states that make up the Area 6 region, and 20 other states are expected to attend as well as international shooters from Columbia and Jamaica. More than 80,000 rounds will be put down range as competitors negotiate their way through 12 challenging stages, vying for top honors in six divisions: Production, Limited, Limited-10, Single Stack, Revolver and Open. For more information on the USPSA Area 6 Championship sponsored by Glock, or to register to compete in the match, visit www.USPSA6.org. For more information on the sport of Practical Shooting and the U.S. Practical Shooting Association visit www.USPSA.org or call (360) 855-2245. 30 About USPSA: The United States Practical Shooting Association is a non-profit membership association and the national governing body for the sport of Practical Shooting in America. USPSA has over 18,000 members and more than 350 affiliated clubs which host weekly matches throughout the country providing recreational shooters with the opportunity to test and refine their shooting skills in a safe, competitive environment. USPSA is also the U.S. Region of the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC), which is comprised of approximately 67 nations.