Dallas Safari Club Rings In New Year for USA Shooting with $25,000 Grant

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (January 2, 2018)

The New Year is off to a great start for the USA Shooting Team, courtesy of a $25,000 grant received from the Dallas Safari Club (DSC) Foundation ahead of the DSC’s annual convention and expo that kicks off Thursday.

The grant will be used to help provide valuable team support for the 2018 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championships. More than 80 U.S. athletes are expected to compete at the biggest Olympic shooting event in the world later this summer where over 2,000 competitors will test their marksmanship skill in Changwon, South Korea, August 31-September 15.

The DSC has long been an advocate of the USA Shooting Team having provided funds for USA Shooting Team initiatives for the past seven years, including two previous World Championships and the pre-Olympic camp prior to the 2012 Olympic Games in London.  DSC support has helped get numerous athletes to the medal stand in each of those events. 

DSC grants are reciprocated by shooting team members assisting with DSC conventions, youth education events, public exhibits and more. DSC is an international leader in conservation, education and hunter advocacy. Most members of the current USA Shooting Team are active hunters and anglers, blending a passion for the outdoors with winning on the world stage.

One of the world’s fastest growing outdoor conventions and expos, the 2018 DSC Convention will return to Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and Omni Hotel Dallas in Downtown Dallas, January 4-7. This year’s theme is Legacy and the convention will fill a record 800,000 square feet with 1,000 exhibitors and 1,800 booths featuring outfitted hunts, guns, gear and much more.

USA Shooting Team athlete ambassadors selected to participate in the event are two-time Olympic gold medalist Vincent Hancock (Eatonton, Georgia), multi-time Nationals medalist Kayle Browning Thomas (Wooster, Arkansas), National Rifle Team member and current American record holder in Three-Position Rifle Hannah Black (Richmond, Virginia), National Junior Team member Hank Garvey (Newburyport, Massachusetts) and National Junior Olympic Squad member Mason Talbert (College Station, Texas).  Visit the USA Shooting Team at this year’s DSC Legacy event by stopping by booth A26.

As part of this year’s event, USA Shooting has teamed up with EarthRoamer for a unique all-terrain shooting experience that will be available during the live auction Thursday night. The winner and three guests will spend a fun-filled weekend at the USA Shooting Team complex in Colorado Springs. The auction winner and guests will shoot with and receive instruction from some of the finest shooters in the world while experiencing five-star luxury on wheels with exclusive access to an EarthRoamer Xpedition all-terrain vehicle throughout the weekend.  Fifty percent of the proceeds raised will support the USA Shooting Team’s 2020 vision.  You don’t have to be present at this year’s convention to bid, as online bidding is currently underway.  BID HERE.

The DSC Foundation formally began operation in August 2015, after approval by the Board of Dallas Safari Club. The DSC Foundation’s sole goal is to serve the mission and vision of Dallas Safari Club, which is to insure the conservation of wildlife through public engagement, education and advocacy for well-regulated hunting and sustainable use.

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