2015 Mason-Dixon Newsletter, Volume 2

Schedule Changes

There have been a few changes to our schedules in the past few weeks. Please visit the website and make sure you have the latest schedule and shoot information. I have listed a few of the more important changes below:

  • Team Meeting has been moved from March 4, 2015 to March 18, 2015
  • PA SCTP Skeet Championship has been moved from May 30, 2015 to June 27, 2015
  • Coaches Meeting has been added to the schedule on March 11, 2015
  • Sporting Clays Scrimmage at Blue Ridge has been added to the schedule on May 16, 2015
  • International Trap Beginner/Training Day has been added to the schedule March 14, 2015

 

2015 Mason-Dixon Clay Busters Clay Target Program registration is still open!!!

Don’t get left out, our remaining spots are filling up. We have about ten (10) trap opening, eight (8) sporting clays opening, and one (1) skeet opening remaining. Additional information and registration forms are located on our website. Don’t delay, space is limited. Contact me if you have any questions or need additional information.

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Registration is still open for Mason-Dixon’s new pistol division…

Our first practice is in the books but there is still time to sign-up for our new pistol division. BEGINNERS WELCOME! Our second practice is scheduled for Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 2PM. This is going to be a lot of fun!!! Your only costs are $20 to sign-up and your ammo. Schedule is listed on the website; contact me for more information if you’re interested.

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Anthony Matarese Sporting Clays Clinic – March 21, 2015

I have three openings remaining for our Sporting Clays Clinic with Anthony Matarese at M&M Hunting Preserve & Sporting Clays in Pennsville Township, NJ. The cost of this three hour, 100 target, youth group lesson is $45. This is an excellent opportunity for both experienced and beginner shooters. Team members interested in one of the remaining openings please get back to me ASAP.

 

International Trap Beginner/Training Day – March 14, 2015

Fast, Fun, and Free!!!! On March 14th we are planning a trip north to Dalmatia, PA to visit Keystone Shooting Park for a Beginner/Training day.  Keystone is a world-class destination for the training of North American Olympic-class shotgun competitors. Its high-tech state-of-the-art facility is truly one of the nation’s finest Olympic style ranges. Even if you don’t shoot you should consider making the trip with us just to see the range.

This event is open to ALL Mason-Dixon athletes so don’t be intimidated as this will be a perfect opportunity for you give the international style of trap a try.  Targets will be covered by the team; athletes are responsible for providing their own ammo.

RSVP to coach@masondixonclaybusters.com or 717-235-0743 if you would like to attend.

 

Winchester Gun Raffle

Mason-Dixon will be holding a gun raffle fundraiser. Each member of the team will be asked to sell a total of 10 tickets. We will be handing out tickets at our team meeting on March 18, 2015.

If you would like to support our program and purchase tickets please click the link below to download our order form.

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Trap States Hotel – June 12-13, 2015

I have a block of 15 rooms for June 12-13, 2015. Rooms can be reserved for one day or for both. The Group will receive a special rate of $139.00/per Two Queen Beds room/per night + tax. The Group will have until May 13th, 2015 to secure reservations, after this date the remaining rooms will be released back into the hotel’s general inventory. Individuals should call the hotel directly to secure their reservations. Use the Group name “Mason Dixon Clay Busters 2015” when making your reservation.

Hampton Inn Danville, 97 Valley School Road, Danville PA 17821, Phone 570-271-2500

 

Remind (text message service)

Remind is a free, safe, easy-to-use communication tool that helps us connect instantly with athletes and parents. To receive important messages via text, text @mdcb to (412) 927-1441. Or to receive messages via email, send an email to mdcb@mail.remind.com.  This is not meant to replace our regular email communications; this will only be used for cancellations and last minute changes.

 

2015 SCTP Nationals (July 13-19, 2015)

Add these dates to your calendar because it’s never too early to start planning for your National Championship.  As in the past, registration fees for attending the SCTP National Championship will be covered by our sponsors.  If you have interest in attending Nationals please contact me to get your name on the list. This is not meant to lock you in, it’s just a way for me to gauge how much interest we have.

 

Sponsors and Donations

As I’m sure you can understand, it takes a lot of resources to run a quality youth program like ours so Mason-Dixon is continually looking for additional partners and sponsors to help keep the costs down for our athletes and parents. The registration fees our athletes pay cover only a fraction of the true cost associated with participating in our program. Without the help we receive from our supporters many of the athletes in our program couldn’t afford to participate in the Shooting Sports.

That’s why I need your help! Over the years I have just about exhausted my list of potential sponsors and I’m hoping that some of you may be willing to help me find some new sponsors for the team.

While businesses that sell shooting supplies are a perfect fit, don’t limit yourself to those. A local business whose owner supports the shooting sports and/or youth activities might be an ideal candidate. The person who owns an auto parts store or hair salon might be an avid shooter or 2nd Amendment supporter who would be proud to be associated with a youth shooting team.

Every dollar we raise goes right back to the team and since we are a 501c3, donations to the team can be tax deductible.

Help me help our athletes! Contact me to get started and for valuable information I can provide you to help reach potential supporters. If everyone chips in and finds a sponsor or two it would make a huge difference in the ability of our program to meet the needs of our athletes.