GLOCK Donates Pistols to Youth Shooting Program
SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. - Firearms maker GLOCK Inc. has donated 60 pistols, valued at nearly $42,000, to the new youth shooting program of The Scholastic Steel Challenge (SSC).
Two of GLOCK's most popular models, the Model 17 and 19, will include four magazines each and will be used in support packages to help new SSC shooting teams get started in the program. The company will also offer special pricing on additional pistols to further assist teams as they grow.
"With GLOCK becoming a corporate sponsor of the SSC, we hold dear a twofold responsibility to perpetuate the growth of our industry and re-enforce the honor of our inalienable right to keep and bear arms by perpetuating the opportunities to participate in competitive shooting sports. As a community of shooters, we are all responsible for raising up a new generation of competitors from the ranks of the youth. The SSC is one such vehicle to make that mandate a reality," said Josh Dorsey, vice president for GLOCK, Inc.
GLOCK is the latest company to join the Scholastic Steel Challenge effort. Already the program has received support from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), Smith & Wesson, the Outdoor Wire Digital Network and Action Target, which have committed over $100,000 in funding and product.
The Scholastic Steel Challenge is a national team-oriented youth shooting program developed by the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA) and funded in part by a grant from NSSF. The program is open to young men and women ages 12 to 20 and offers them the opportunity to compete as a four person team for a national title in the action pistol discipline of speed shooting.
"GLOCK has been one of the primary leaders in the effort to expand competitive pistol shooting and the GLOCK Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF) has done more to promote pistol shooting and build the ranks of practical shooting than any other industry program. Their generous support means that 60 teams will have championship proven pistols as they seek to make their own shooting sports history,"
said Scott Moore, director of SSC.
For more information on the Scholastic Steel Challenge and the Steel Challenge Shooting Association please visit www.SteelChallenge.com