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2016 Athlete Endowment Fund Update


The hardworking efforts of the Bunker Club members are responsible for creating an endowment fund with the purpose of supporting devel- RSLQJ DWKOHWHV )RU WKH À UVW time in 2015 grants were awarded to support our de- veloping athletes and their training efforts. The pool of $36,500 for the 2016 grant awards is a 50% increase from 2015. Applications are now available on our website here (http://www.usashoot- ing.org/11-resources/ath- OHWHÀ QDQFLDOVXSSRUW). The purpose of the Ath-


lete Endowment is to create D ODVWLQJ À QDQFLDO VWUXFWXUH that will serve the athlete development pipeline for years to come. The endow- ment goal is to increase the fund and invest the funds with the Olympic Endow- ment providing for a lasting IXQGLQJ VRXUFH WKURXJK Á XF tuations in varying economic times. Every dollar donated in 2016 will be matched by a generous Bunker Club


Member. Your assistance in building a stronger founda- tion for our sport’s future is most welcome. You may con- tact Tyler Anderson at tyler. anderson@usashooting.org or 719-866-4883 for more information. A Grant Selection Com- will review appli-


mittee


cations and make grant awards. That committee will consist of tw


consist of two Na- tional Coaches, one 10-year athle wment


0-year athlete, one Endowment Com- mittee member


The deadline for sub- mitting applications is April 15, 2016.


Coaches, one Com-


the USA Shooting Di- rector of Operations. The deadline or sub- mitting applications


ee member, and USA Shooting Di- or of Operations.


2015 endowment recipients Will Shaner (above) and Virginia Thrasher (below) have shown tremendous success since receiving grants.


The Grant Selection Commit- tee will announce the grant awards on or before May 5, 2016.


USA Shooting and our constituents are fortunate to have this committed group of donors who have built a $1.5 million Athletes Endow- ment to make funds avail-


Bunker Club Members of the Bunker Club, a group of shooting


sport enthusiasts who have come together in support of the USA Shooting Team, take part in their annual shoot to collect presents (clothes and toys) for kids at the San Antonio Children’s Shelter. They also take part in a similar event in Washington, D.C. that has become a 27-year tradition for Bunker Club founder Colonel Behrens.


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able for ourable for our de- veloping young athletes. We thank


you for


your commit- ment and belief in our cause.


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