NSSA and participants of the 2019 World Skeet Championships wish to express our appreciation to the many sponsors whose support enriched the event in so many ways. To those who sponsored gun events, parties, prizes and awards, dinners, and special events or provided overall sponsorship for the World Shoot — we thank you. Please consider the support of these companies when you are making purchasing decisions:
Sign Up for the Ladies Tour of Fredericksburg
If you’re a lady accompanying a shooter to the World Shoot and would like to get away for the day, we have a one-day excursion you’ll enjoy. This year’s Ladies Tour takes our non-shooting ladies for a day of touring, shopping, and wine-tasting in some of the Texas Hill Country’s most popular spots, including the historic city of Fredericksburg. Participants will enjoy wine tasting at one of the Texas Hill Country’s finest wineries, a tour of the Texas White House and LBJ Ranch, and a visit to the nation’s largest working wildflower farm.
The bus leaves the National Shooting Complex at 8:30 a.m. on October 2. Tickets are $50 per person and must be purchased by September 26. To sign up, contact Nicki Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org, 210-688-3371, ext. 242.
The itinerary is as follows:
- Board motor coach – pastries, juice, and mimosas served at 8:30 a.m.
- Travel to LBJ Ranch, tour and shop
- Visit the Wildflower Center
- Lunch and shopping in Fredericksburg
- 1851 Vineyards tour and tasting
- Return to National Shooting Complex at 4:30 p.m.
More information can be found on the 2019 Ladies Tour Flyer.
August Is National Shooting Sports Month
National Shooting Sports Month® in August provides the perfect opportunity for experienced target shooters and newcomers alike to head to a shooting range in your area and experience what millions of Americans have long appreciated — that a day at the range is a day of fun!
This 31-day celebration of the shooting sports, developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) in 2017, reminds people that everyone can enjoy these safe, fun and social activities. It’s also the perfect time for an experienced shooter to mentor a newcomer in a sport that can provide a lifetime of enjoyment at every skill level.
National Shooting Sports Month has been growing steadily since its inception three years ago. This year’s celebration includes more than 2,000 events at ranges and retailers across the country — a new record! — and all-new Gearbox Giveaway drawings for some stellar prize packs. Experienced shooters will also discover how they can give the shooting sports a boost when they mentor someone new as part of NSSF’s nationwide +ONESM Movement.
“When you take someone to the shooting range, whether a newcomer or an experienced shooter, youth or adult, you’re going to have a good time,” said Zach Snow, NSSF Director, Retail & Range Business Development. “Whether it’s breaking clay targets, knocking down steel plates or shooting long distance, the shooting sports are exciting, safe and social. A day at the range is a day making memories.”
The information hub for National Shooting Sports Month and its numerous Gearbox Giveaways is LetsGoShooting.org. There you can learn information about dozens of target-shooting sports involving rifle, shotgun and handgun either in a recreational or competitive format. You’ll also find the shooting ranges and firearms retailers near you, learn about National Shooting Sports Month events in your state, enter the Gearbox Giveaways, print targets, watch instructional videos and learn how to safely handle and store firearms.
For those taking the +ONE Pledge and mentoring someone new, NSSF’s Range Safety and Etiquette video is a great way to kick off that first visit to a range for both. “Extend that invitation,” encouraged Snow. “You’ll be glad you did.”
Snow suggests the use of the hashtag #LetsGoShooting on social media, saying, “Sharing your experience reminds others of what they’re missing and encourages them to spend a day at the range,” said Snow. “It’s going to be a great month, and we want to know how everyone is celebrating.”
Burley, Boyd Transition to New NSSA-NSCA Positions
NSSA President Don Kelly and NSSA-NSCA Executive Director Michael Hampton, Jr. announce two significant personnel changes in the organization, effective November 1.
Gary Burley, NSSA Skeet Director for the past three years, has transitioned to the new position of Chief Operations Officer, with responsibilities across NSSA, NSCA, and the National Shooting Complex. Nathan Boyd has moved into the position of Interim Skeet Director. Since 2016, Nathan has served as NSSA-NSCA Special Projects Manager, which included the leadership role in creating new opportunities for junior shooters.
In Gary Burley’s new position, he assumes overall responsibility for the development and implementation of the association’s cloud-based Information Technology systems. While Skeet Director, he also spearheaded the association’s ongoing development project that will replace the current record-keeping system with modern demographic and shoot record-keeping systems, as well as registration and scoring systems. His new role expands on that responsibility to manage the development, testing, and deployment of new programs; maximize their benefits to clubs, members, and staff; and implement new portals for their use.
Nathan Boyd will have overall responsibility for the skeet department, managing major NSSA events, supporting member clubs, and working with association leadership to implement NSSA policies. His previous role provided him with valuable experience as he assisted in hosting major events such as the Blaser Skeet Classic, duPont/Krieghoff – Krieghoff – White Flyer Masters, and World Skeet Championships. While working closely with the skeet department staff and NSSA Executive Committee, he also learned processes and procedures required to manage the association.
“Both Gary and Nathan have served the association very well in their previous roles,” said Don Kelly. “We look forward to their contributions in their new roles.”
“Gary’s expertise in Information Technology will help usher NSSA-NSCA into a new era with the implementation of modern systems that will serve us well into the future,” said Michael Hampton, Jr. “Nathan’s experience for the past three years, along with his passion for the sport of skeet, have prepared him well for his new role. We expect a seamless transition.”
Reserve Tickets for NSSA Hall of Fame Banquet
The 49th Annual National Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame Banquet will be held during the 2018 World Skeet Championships on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the Courtyard by Marriott San Antonio SeaWorld/Westover Hills in San Antonio, Texas. NSSA will induct Helen Swetman and Billy D. Williams for achievements as shooters and Robert DeFrancesco as the Ray Boller Award recipient for his contributions and service to NSSA. In addition, John Cicora and Rayburn Rash will be added to the Referee Honor Roll.
Cocktails will begin at 6:45 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7:45 p.m. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a small silent auction. Tickets are $50 each and reserved tables are $500 for 10 attendees. Reserved tickets must be purchased by September 28, 2018.
You can download the banquet ticket order form or purchase tickets online.
For more information, contact Cara Woodard at email@example.com or 210-688-3371, ext. 112.