EAST ALTON, Ill. — August is National Shooting Sports Month®, a time to celebrate recreational sport shooting and encourage others to visit a shooting range—and shoot. Now, more than ever before, people all over the United States, more than 50 million in fact, participate in some form of target shooting each year. Their motivation? To spend time with family and friends, to enjoy sport and recreation.
Winchester, a leader in the shooting sports industry for more than 150 years, is supporting National Shooting Sports Month with special events and promotions at its shooting ranges in East Alton, Ill., and at the all-new McIvor Shooting Facility in Sardis, Miss. For more information, visit winchestergunrange.com.
“National Shooting Sports Month is a great opportunity to take someone new to a shooting range and introduce them to the fun and recreation of the shooting sports,” said Matt Campbell, vice president of sales and marketing for Winchester Ammunition.
About National Shooting Sports Month
Millions of Americans participate in recreational shooting each year, a pastime that can provide a lifetime of enjoyment. National Shooting Sports Month celebrates the passion we all have for target shooting and is a reminder to share that experience with family and friends.
Many events will be hosted by ranges and organizations across the country, and you can search for an event in your area by visiting www.shootingsportsmonth.org/eventsor, LetsGoShooting.org.
About Winchester Ammunition and Support of the Shooting Sports
A world leader in delivering innovative products, Winchester is The American Legend, a brand built on integrity, hard work and a deep focus on its loyal customers. For decades, Winchester has supported the Shooting Sports in many forms including but not limited to:
- Official Ammunition of:
- Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP)
- National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) Championship Tour
- Kim Rhode, Team USA, 6-Time Olympic Shooting Sports Medalist
- Frank Thompson, Team USA, 2-Time Olympian
- Dania Vizzi, Team USA, World Skeet Champion
- Zach Kienbaum, World Champion Sporting Clays Shooter
- Desirae Edmunds, World Champion Sporting Clays Shooter
- Gould Brothers, World-Renowned Trick Shooters
- Yackley Family, Competitive Sport Shooters
- Kids N Clays Organization
- USA Shooting Shotgun Team (1999-2018)
In addition, Winchester supports shooting sports events held by organizations such as:
- National Rifle Association (NRA)
- Boy Scouts of America
- National Wild Turkey Federation