Since the founding of the Alumni Association in 2011, we have grown to 171 members. Certainly there are many more former Team members that are eligible. The challenge is communicating with those individuals for which we do not have contact information. We have used various sources to obtain mailing addresses for several hundred Team members but the only avenue to contact the more than 400 additional members is through referral of shooters and friends of the Team members. That listing of former Team members for which contact information is needed is located here.
The first formal activity of the USA Shooting Alumni Association will be the hosting of the first ever U.S. Shooting Team reunion at the Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs, July 6-8. The reunion is open not only to Alumni Association members but also to all former U.S. Shooting Team members, coaches, support personnel and volunteers who have helped with our Teams and the conduct of our National Championships. It is our goal to bring the Olympic shooting family together for an enjoyable weekend.
The reunion program has not been established at press time but is expected to include a VIP tour of the Olympic Complex, reception, shooting demonstrations and the opportunity for attendees to shoot on the electronic targets at the Olympic Shooting Center. The event will take place during the USA Shooting National Shotgun Championships with the plan to watch part of the final day’s competition followed by a catered dinner at the International Shooting Park. Special hotel rates will be coordinated for attendees and a reasonable fee will be charged to defray expenses. More information will be available as details are coordinated and finalized. Additional details can be obtained from Alumni Association President Lones Wigger at 719-866-4886 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please mark your calendars and make plans now to attend and take advantage of the opportunity to renew acquaintances and meet shooting friends whom you have not seen in some years. We look forward to seeing you in Colorado Springs!