Elkhorn, Neb. (February 2021) – Remington has pledged support to the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) to help provide shooting equipment for youth programs across the country.
“Many people, including youth, have turned to the outdoors and shooting sports activities to be socially distant during these times,” said Joel Hodgdon, marketing director for Remington Ammunition. “The YSSA assists youth development programs across the country by providing these new entrants with dependable, safe equipment, all the while sustaining the growth of introductory shooting sports programs. We are happy to be a part of this successful and important program.”
The YSSA is a non-profit organization that supports the shooting sports industry and youth shooting sports by providing products for youth programs. It is the only program of its kind that loans and donates shooting equipment to youth programs across the country.
“Having Remington as an industry partner is extremely exciting for us at the YSSA,” said Cyndi Flannigan, YSSA executive director. “We’re on the same page as it relates to indoctrinating youth to shooting sports through these programs. It’s critical for the future of shooting sports that kids have the opportunity to learn these skills in a safe, positive and fun way. We are adamant and committed in our drive to provide quality equipment to support these programs.”
Requests for equipment for 2021 continue to flood in and Flannigan encourages program directors to contact her to get on the list. “By the looks of things, youth programs are anticipating getting back to their ranges this spring and summer. We anticipate a break-out year, so make sure you contact us for equipment,” Flannigan noted.
The Youth Shooting Sports Alliance was founded in 2007 and has become the central source for shooting sports equipment for youth shooting programs across the country. To date, the YSSA has loaned more than $1.6 million in equipment to youth programs, benefitting more than 95,000 youth.