Twenty-eight years ago the Niznik family and friends put together a shooting event to help someone in need. That first event became annual, raising over $2 Million dollars and helping fund some great causes.
With a new direction and new goals in mind this event will now be called “Shootin’ For Scholarships.” But in our industry it will always be known as "The Charity Fun Shoot".
For the last 25 years, the recipient of the funds raised by the shoot has been SA Youth. With this new direction, SA Youth will still be a recipient of scholarships as well as the other groups.
This shoot has always been supported by contractors and the construction industry, now it's time to give something back.
Scholarships will be given to SA Youth in their construction division, 4-H shooter and others to attend tech and trade schools, Let’s see if we can't restock the construction industry a little bit.
The recipients of the scholarships can use them to attend tech schools or trade schools, Like St. Phillips college. A kid can enroll and take his or her freshman and sophomore year while going through the trade program of their choice like plumbing, electrical, etc. When they come out they have two years of college but also a Level 1 trade certificate.
The companies that have been our hosts are the heart of the shoot and they believe in what we have been doing all these years and will continue with Shootin' for Scholarships.
The format of the event will stay the same with three 10-station courses, the familiar white-board auction, raffles, and the huge live auction. For all those attending, food and water will be available all day. As Doug would say "Don't break something that don't need fixin' ."
Our goal is to build the trust fund with each event, so year after year the scholarships will keep new blood coming into the construction industry. This group is up to the challenge and many kids will look back on this day and fondly remember how they got their start.