2018 - The NRA Foundation has awarded the Sidney Shooting Park two grants for 2018 - a general merchandise grant and a range improvement grant totaling $13,275.34
The range improvement grant of $10,000 is earmarked toward constructing new shade structures next to the trap and skeet fields, as well as a covered equipment shed located south of the clubhouse. The equipment shed will help protect the Park’s investment in maintenance equipment from the weather. The lean-to shade structured are intended to protect trap and skeet participants from the sun and rain, and to attract more participants to youth and ATA shoots.
The general merchandise grant of $3,275.34 included consumable items for the Sidney Sharpshooters 4-H youth shooting programs, such as .22 ammunition, shotgun shells, clay targets, paper targets, and eye and ear protection.
“Thanks to the generous grant we received from the NRA Foundation, the Sidney Shooting Park was able to further develop its youth shooting sports program. This program provides area youth with opportunities to learn and practice gun safety as well as the shooting skills necessary to become proficient at clay target shooting”, said Jeff Ellwanger, SSP Treasurer and shotgun coach. “We are grateful for the NRA’s support as we interact with the next generation of 2nd Amendment supporters!”
NWTF - Cheyenne County Boss Gobblers
2018 - The Sidney Shooting Park is proud to announce the receipt of a $500 grant from the Cheyenne County Boss Gobblers - NWTF. The money was used to purchase 4 new Crickett rifles for the Sidney Sharpshooters 4-H .22-Caliber Rimfire Rifle program, as well as ammunition, gun stands, and other equipment necessary to keep the youth shooting programs running smoothly. We appreciate your support!
2017 - The NRA Foundation has awarded the Sidney Shooting Park a range improvement grant totaling $9,312. The funds are earmarked to fund the purchase of two skeet-specific clay target throwers to complete the Park’s skeet field. "The Sidney Shooting Park would like to thank the generous support of the NRA Foundation grant program", said Sean Streff, SSP President. "The grant has helped in our continued expansion of the Sidney Shooting Park facility."
The goal of this project is to purchase the final equipment necessary to upgrade the skeet field to meet the specifications of a regulation course. With the upgrade of the throwers, the Sidney Shooting Park will be able to host sanctioned NSSA (National Skeet Shooting Association) shoots to draw people from outlying states and from across the nation, and provide people from the local area with additional marksmanship opportunities and youth instruction programs.
"Thanks to this generous grant from the NRA Foundation, we now offer a skeet shooting venue that features state-of-the-art Pat-Trap skeet machines", said Jeff Ellwanger, SSP Treasurer. "We sincerely appreciate the NRA’s commitment to shooting sports and the Sidney Shooting Park."
For more information, read the NRA Foundation grant press release HERE.
2017 - The Cabela's Outdoor Fund has awarded the Sidney Shooting Park a grant for $21,000 to upgrade and expand the existing Archery venue!
In addition to upgrading the practice field, a new, larger walking course will be added with 14 targets covering just under one mile. A shelter with a concrete pad, picnic benches, and bow racks will be added, as well as fencing and signage.
For more information, read the Cabela's Outdoor Fund press release HERE.
NWTF - Cheyenne County Boss Gobblers
2017 - The Sidney Shooting Park is proud to announce the receipt of a $500 grant from the Cheyenne County Boss Gobblers - NWTF for the Sidney Sharpshooters 4-H youth shooting programs! We appreciate your support!