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Youth Shooting Sports

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In 2023, Prairie Grove Shotgun Sports owners Ralph and Mary Ann Gates declared their donation of the facility to the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF).

Mr. and Mrs. Gates made this generous donation in support of the next generation of youth shooting sports athletes.

Taking formal ownership of the facility September 1st, 2023, the SSSF is focused on honoring and maintaining¬†the club’s 30 year history, while expanding the experience offered as a premier shooting sports venue in central Missouri.

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In the past, Prairie Grove has hosted large tournaments such as National Sporting Clays Association and International 5-Stand. The SSSF will build on that, starting with the future of shooting sports, the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP). Recognized as the largest American Skeet tournament in the world and the largest action shooting event in the world, the SCTP & SASP National Championships are host to over 3,000 competitors, all junior athletes.

Learn more about the youth shooting sports programs and how you can support the next generation: