Mason-Dixon Winter News Letter - Lots of very important information

Lots of very important information, please take a moment to review…

Mason-Dixon Open Registration begins January 15th
Just a reminder, open registration begins January 15, 2018. If you were on the team last year and you want to keep your spot for the spring, please make sure to get your paperwork in ASAP. Visit the link below for additional information and forms.


Volunteers Needed, helping at the Great American Outdoor Show
We are looking for a few people to help work the SCTP booth at the Great American Outdoor Show on the weekend of February 10-11. Its easy work, just handing out information and answering a few questions about the program. You’ll receive free entrance to the show and we’ll work it so you have some time to walk around and enjoy the show. Please reply to for additional details or to sign up.


Trap States Hotel Information
I have a block of 10 rooms for the night of Friday, June 8, 2018 and a block of 15 rooms for Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Hampton Inn in Danville PA. Rooms can be reserved for one day or for both. The Group will receive a special rate of $145.00/per Two Queen Bed rooms/per night + tax. The Group will have until April 25, 2018 to secure reservations, after this date the rates go up and the remaining rooms will be released back into the hotel’s general inventory. Please reply to for additional details or to sign up.


Early Nationals Registration
The SCTP is doing things a little different this year. I don’t have all the details however it’s my understanding that they plan to open registration up early this year… like in April. I need everyone to start thinking about if you are going to Nationals this year. Athletes who do not participate in the early registration may not be able to be squadded with the rest of the team.


Nationals Hotel Information
I have a block of 10 rooms at the Holiday Inn Express Delaware / Columbus Area. Located just 15 mins south, this is one of the closest hotels to the Cardinal Center. Please reply to for additional details or to sign up.


Nationals Camping Information
Mason-Dixon was able to hold 10 sites for next year and it looks like we will have 4 sites available for new campers. Sites are $288.00 for the whole SCTP event and includes Water & 50 Amp Electric – Honey Dipping Service Is an additional charge.

We are holding all of these sites under the Mason-Dixon debit card so we will need to release any sites that are not renewed in the next few weeks. There is a VERY LONG waiting list so if you pass now these sites will not be available later.

If you are interested in camping with, I need you to call the Cardinal Center as soon as possible and get one of our open sites. When you call please tell Angel that your site is listed under “Beardsley – Mason-Dixon Clay Busters”. After you’re done renewing please let me know so I can check your site off the list.

Cardinal Center Campground – 419-253-0800


Team Meeting Reminder
Mark your calendars, March 6, 2018 is our mandatory team meeting. Athletes and parents are required to attend.


Volunteers Needed, Coaches
We desperately need people to step forward and become coaches. As you know we are an all-volunteer organization and without coaches we will be forced to shut down the program.

We are hosting a NRA Level 1 Shotgun Coach School on February 10-11, 2018. This $200 course with lots of great information is FREE to Mason-Dixon coaches. It’s a great way to learn the ropes and get a little confidence.  Please reply to for additional details or to sign up.


Update SCTP Background Check
The following coaches need to update their SCTP Background checks. This needs to be done every two years so pretty much everyone needs to do this again. If your name is on the list, please visit and use password: scholastic. There is a $12.84 charge for the background check. If you would like to be reimbursed, please make sure you save a copy of the receipt.

Alma Rooney, Ellis Temple, Matthew Sanders, Robert Patti, John Stough, Mark Beardsley, Darvin Sterner, Franklin Metzger, Luke Beardsley, Joseph Clarkson, Daniel Rooney, Steve Simmons, Andrew Riale, Chester Wise, Dale Wise, Theodore Bell, Jesse Smith, Scott McFadden, Steve Beam, Robert Banchiere, Marcia Beardsley, John Elmore


Volunteers Needed, providing lunches at our NRA Coaches School
As you may have heard we are hosting a NRA Level 1 Shotgun Coach School on February 10-11, 2018. We are looking for a few volunteers to help provide lunches to the group of 25-30. We are open to suggestions as to what to serve. The team will pay all costs. Please reply to for additional details or to sign up.


MidwayUSA Endowment Account
Mason-Dixon recently participated in the SCTP’s Vision 20/20 fundraising campaign. Thanks to everyone who donated we were able to place 5th nationally and win a bonus $2,500!!!!! And get this, that bonus was just enough to put Mason-Dixon over the Quarter-Million mark!!!!!


Signups for Anthony Matarese Sporting Clays Clinic
We are planning our annual trip to M&M Hunting & Sporting Clays in New Jersey for a sporting clays clinic with Anthony Matarese. This year’s clinic will be on Saturday, April 7, 2018. We have scheduled two 6-person sessions. The first being 11:00am-2:00pm, and the second 2:00pm-5:00pm.

Due to a generous grant from the MidwayUSA Foundation of $50/athlete, the cost of this $100 clinic is lowered to $50/athlete. The fees include your targets and approximately 3 hours of training with Anthony. Athletes are responsible for fees ($50), ammo (100-150 rounds), and travel to and from the New Jersey range.

This will be a 3-hour clinic with one of the best shooters/coaches in the world.  This is highly recommended and open to everyone on the team however, Sporting Clays athletes have priority. Please reply to for additional details or to sign up.


Ticket available for White Rose Friends of NRA Banquet
March 2, 2018 @ 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM @ Wyndham Garden York. If you are able please make plans to attend this event. The Friends of NRA have been a longtime supporter of our program and we need to support all the good work they are doing. Please click this link and get your tickets today!!!