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Grant will help keep L-E shooting program on target
Second-year program one of only 19 in country to benefit from Midway USA, RMEF funding
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ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION Regional Director Chris Cory (far right) poses with members of the Lugoff-Elgin Sporting Clays team and coaching staff after presenting the program with a $10,000 grant from his organization and Midway USA. Standing to the left of the two team members holding the check is Tom Ward, RMEF Midlands Chapter Chairman while Dan Kictarek, a member of the Midlands RMEF Chapter, is shown kneeling on the right. Team coaches and officials pictured are, from left, Charlene Trapp (L-E faculty representative), Ruben Jordan, Allen Trapp, C. Ray Miles, Ward, and Kip Wolfe. Coach Ken McClendon is pictured standing behind Cory. Coach Steve Berry was absent the day of the photo.
When you are a club program which depends on sponsors and, sometimes, money out of your own pocket in order to survive, every dollar and/or small bit of spare change can mean that you live to see another practice or competition.When the second-year Lugoff-Elgin High School sporting clays team received a $10,000 grant from a cooperative pairing of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Larry and Brenda Potterfield of Midway USA and the Midway USA Foundation, it meant the young men and women of that squad will be able to go out and shoot at more targets and in tournaments for years to come. It’s not that $10,000 doesn’t go as far as it used to but, in this case, the Demons will spread the wealth, so to speak. The six-figure payday has already been put in the bank and will be used, a bit at a time, for this and other L-E sporting clays teams to follow.The endowment will generate about $500 per year in perpetuity.