National Sporting Clay Cup to be Held in Houston
1 Apr, 2014
In partnership with Houston’s American Shooting Centers and Fayez Sarofim & Co., the USA Shooting Team is hosting the first National Sporting Clay Cup, July 11-12, 2014 in Houston, Texas. With Rio in Sight, USA Shooting is establishing a biennual fundraiser using the very popular shotgun discipline of sporting clays as the draw to lure shooting sport enthusiasts to support the USA Shooting Team as they head toward the 2014 World Championships and the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Information is available at this link.
USA Shooting Mission Statement: Prepare American athletes to win Olympic and Paralympic medals, promote the shooting sports throughout the U.S., and govern the conduct of international shooting in the country.
About USA Shooting: USA Shooting, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, was chartered by the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of shooting in April 1995. The organization implements and manages development programs and sanctions events at the local, state, regional, and national levels.
Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, USA Shooting has a full-time staff dedicated to furthering the sport and supporting athletes and members of the organization. The organization has a USA Shooting News magazine publication, as well as public and member specific web sites.
Partially funded by the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Shooting relies on donations from supporters of the Olympic Movement, membership dues, event fees and the corporate partners who take a strong interest in the development of the U.S. Shooting Team. Click to learn more about how you can support the U.S. Shooting Team and the organizations that are investing in Team USA’s golden future.
U.S. Olympic Shooting Center: USA Shooting is headquartered at the Olympic Training Center (OTC) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Located on the OTC campus, the Olympic Shooting Center was built in 1985 and is used for elite and resident athlete training, competitions, national championships, coaching seminars, camps, committee meetings and local clubs. Approximately 25 resident and day-use athletes train at the OTC during the year.
The Shooting Center is the largest indoor shooting facility in the Western Hemisphere and the third largest in the world. Three separate ranges provide 29 firing points from 50 meters and 73 firing points from 10 meters for training and competitions. It also houses the administration offices, a gunsmith room and locker rooms for resident and visiting athletes.
In addition to the indoor ranges at the OTC, the outdoor ranges at the International Shooting Park are also used by U.S. Shooting Team members. Construction began in 1985 on 102 acres of land leased to the United States Olympic Committee at the edge of the U.S. Army Fort Carson military base. Four superimposed international-style skeet and bunker trap fields, shade shelters and a clubhouse have been completed.
Tours of the U.S. Olympic Complex, including the U.S. Olympic Shooting Center, are free and open to the public. Contact the U.S. Olympic Visitors Center at 719/866-4618 for more information. Access to the U.S. Olympic Shooting Center is permitted with or without a USOC tour guide.
Olympic Games: USA Shooting oversees the development of U.S. National Teams that compete in international competition on behalf of the United States. With the approval of the United States Olympic Committee, only the National Governing Body for a sport can officially enter U.S. athletes into Olympic and Pan American Games competitions, International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) matches worldwide. Olympic and Pan American Games Teams
For the Olympic Games there are 15 events: six for women and nine for men. The athletes are divided into shotgun, rifle and pistol disciplines.