By Danielle Sturgis | October 27 2009 07:15
Friends of NRA

Wisconsin Field Representative Scott Taetsch wrote the following article. Thanks to Nicole McMahon for sharing it with us: 

Superior Range Shooters Club Receives Grants

Located in the scenic Black River Valley Parkway in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and in the shadow of Copper Peak, the only ski-flying hill in North America, sits the new Superior Range Shooters Club.

Because of generous grants through The NRA Foundation and strong support by the Big Snow Country Friends of NRA, in its ten short years, the Superior Range Shooters Club has grown to now offer rifle, pistol and shotgun shooting sports to the general public. It is fast becoming the premier shooting facility in the area. In 2007, the club received a $7,700 grant from the Wisconsin State Fund Committee in order to build proper safety and impact berms. Because of these improvements, the club was now able to begin 4-H shooting programs and host NRA Shooting Sports Camps for the general public.

Because the range was intentionally built in a remote location, miles from any public water and sewer services, all that were available for bathroom facilities were portable units. With the huge increase of usage by women and children, more improvements were needed if the programs were to continue to grow.

In 2009, the club received an additional $25,000 grant from the Wisconsin State Fund Committee to install a well, septic system and indoor bathroom facilities on the property. This project is the first phase of an indoor educational classroom facility and allows the club to further expand to include programs such as the NRA’s Women On Target and other introductory level educational shooting programs.

“We would like to thank The NRA Foundation and specifically all of the patrons and supporters of the Friends of NRA events for the continued support of the Superior Range Shooters Club. Your funding has helped our club to grow and expand much faster than we could have ever done with local support alone,” said Gary Kusz, President of the Superior Range Shooters Club.

The extended version of this article will be in the upcoming Traditions - Quarter 4 magazine coming out in January. Visit www.friendsofnra.org for archived Traditions magazines and news from The NRA Foundation and Friends of NRA.
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