2012-12-27 / Sports

Bentley High School receives $10,000 endowment

The Bentley Skeet Team members and coaches posed with its $10,000 endowment check. 
Courtesy photo The Bentley Skeet Team members and coaches posed with its $10,000 endowment check. Courtesy photo MISSOULA, MT. — Bentley High School has received a $10,000 endowment to support its local shooting team. The endowment was given through a partnership between the Midway USA Foundation and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF).

The endowment will generate about $500 per year in perpetuity. The team may use the funds for ammunition, targets or any equipment needed for shooting sports programs.

“We are extremely fortunate to have these schools involved and providing a shooting sports program in their school. Students are provided the opportunity to compete in a certified shooting program, the Bentley High School team of young people competes in the shot gun sports program,” says Doug Doherty, Regional Director, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Endowments are generated through support from the Midway USA Foundation and local fundraisers hosted by RMEF. RMEF staff and volunteers nominate organized shooting teams, including high school, college and university shooting programs as candidates for future gifts. New endowments are awarded quarterly. A managing entity, the Scholastic Shooting Trust Fund, administers the endowments and disburses funds annually to recipient schools.

“Conservation depends on strong participation in hunting and shooting sports, which together generate most of the revenue for wildlife habitat, management, law enforcement and research in America. We’re proud to support this heritage through endowments to encourage and support students with a budding interest in sporting lifestyles,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO.

Allen thanked Larry and Brenda Potterfield of Midway USA and the Midway USA Foundation for their support of RMEF and scholastic shooting programs nationwide.

About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

Snowy peaks, dark timber basins and grassy meadows. RMEF is leading an elk country initiative that has conserved or enhanced habitat on over 5.9 million acres—a land area equivalent to a swath three miles wide and stretching along the entire Continental Divide from Canada to Mexico. RMEF also works to open, secure and improve public access for hunting, fishing and other recreation. Get involved at www.rmef.org or 800- CALL ELK. — L.P.

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