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WHAT WE DO


GYSSF was established to be a single point of contact for fundraising efforts for youth shooting sports programs in Georgia. As such, we are developing relationships with many foundations and sponsors. MidwayUSA Foundation is our current partner. As a state partner, when you donate funds to GYSSF, we in turn match funds and then deposit them to your established MidwayUSA Foundation endowment account. This exponetially maximizes your funds. 

GYSSF MISSION

To provide funding, education, and leadership to foster lifetime interest in: conservation, competition, and hunting skills, through all shooting sports disciplines. In order to support this mission, GYSSF wishes to instill responsibility, develop skills and improve existing talents and knowledge as well as encourage the involvement of youth and novice shooters. GYSSF will serve as a clearing house for and provide leadership to its constituents.

BOARD of DIRECTORS

ROY MC CLAIN

PRESIDENT

President Georgia Youth Shooting Sports Foundation, (a MidwayUSA State Partner) 2012 to Present

Prolific Fundraiser (>2.25 Million Dollars)

Spalding Co 4H Shooting Sports Lead Volunteer 1999 – Present

 President Georgia Competitive Shooters Inc., 1999 to Present

 NRA/USA Shooting/CMP Level 3 Rifle Coach, Level 2 Pistol Coach, Level 2 Shotgun Coach

 USA Shooting Advanced Rifle Coach

 National Coach Development Staff(NCDS)

 NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer

 JROTC - JMIC Master Instructor

 NRA Certified Range Technical Team Adviser (RTTA)

 Former Georgia Sport Shooting Association VP Education and Training

NRA Certified Refuse to be a Victim Instructor

 American Legion (Life Member) Post 15 Sports Chairman, Manages the Post 15 State American

Legion 3P Air Rifle Championship

 Veterans of Foreign Wars (Life Member) Conducts GA VFW State Rifle Championship

 Disabled Veterans of America (Life Member)

 Coach - Spalding Co. 4 H Rifle 1998 - Present

 Coach – Izaak Walton League of Arlington 2014 - 2018

 Spalding Co. 4 H Volunteer of the Year "2001"

 Georgia Games - 2001 Assistant Director, Shooting Programs 2002 - 2008, Director

 Griffin Gun Club - Member 1994 - Present Chair of the Rifle Committee 2018 - Present

 Chair of the Central Georgia Friends of the NRA Banquet Committee 2018 – Present

 Griffin HS Rifle Team Booster Club 1999 - 2005 President - 2000, 2001, 2002

Affiliations

USA Shooting - Life Member

 Former CMP State Director – Georgia

 

 NRA - Benefactor Life Member

 

 Georgia Sport Shooting Association -

Benefactor Life Member

 Single Action Shooting Society - Life Member

CARL GENTRY

SECRETARY

Seasoned Fundraiser - $123,000 in MidwayUSA Foundation Account

Enthusiasm for Youth and Shooting Sports

Georgia Youth Shooting Sports Foundation Advisor

JROTC – JMIC Certified

Founder and Coach, Ridgeland High School and AFROTC Riflery Teams

USAF Retired – Over 22 years Active Duty

AFJROTC Instructor – 16th Year

Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon

Air Force Recruiter - 12 Years Experience

Former Master Sergeant / Recruiter in Georgia State Defense Force

Treasurer, NW Georgia Friends of the NRA Chapter

NRA Life Member

ART HAMMOND

COMMUNICATIONS

NRA Benefactor Life Member.

 Member of Griffin Gun Club – 25 years; past Treasurer, 10 years; currently

Secretary and member of the Board of Directors.

 Member of Central Georgia Friends of the NRA committee, over 10 years.

 Member of Georgia State Funding Committee, NRA Foundation, 2016.

 Past member of Single Action Shooting Society.

 Graduate of Front Sight Four Day Handgun Self-Defense course, 2015.

 Recreational skeet, sporting clays, pistol and rifle shooter.

 Gun collector, specializing in Civil War carbines, old Colts, old Winchesters,

old military Mausers and old .22 rifles.

Religious and Civic

 Elder, First Presbyterian Church, Griffin, GA.

 Past-President, Griffin Area Concert Association.

 Tenor, Griffin Choral Arts.

 Treasurer, Griffin Rotary Club.

DAVID HORAH

VICE PRESIDENT

David is a life-long Georgia resident, father of two and husband to an incredible teacher. Being involved with programs for the youth since his teenage years as a football and baseball coach, Church youth group leader.

David currently holds NRA certifications for Range Officer and Certified Basic Shotgun instructor and is a Life Member of the NRA, current member of Georgia Carry, the Glock Sport Shooting Foundation and was previously a three year Board Member of the Georgia Sport Shooters Association.

Other fields of expertise lie in marketing, communication, and project management.

NRA Life Member – Benefactor

NRA RSO and Shotgun instructor certification

Past Board Member – GSSA

Current Board Member Georgia Youth Shooting Sports Foundation 2014 to present

KIM STOKES

TREASURER

Chairman Mississippi State Jaycee/Daisy BB Program, 1978 &1979; Hosted

first State Championship

Chairman Meridian, Mississippi Jaycee BB Program, raised funds for team to

attend and attended International Jaycee/Daisy BB Championship Joplin, MO

1978 & 1979

Attended Daisy BB Program Training 1978 & 1979 Rogers, AR

Board of Directors Forest City Gun Club, Savannah, GA; World Shoot

Committee

Organized & Managed Georgia Highway Contractor’s Annual Charity Clay

Target Shoot; 12 years raising in excess of $10,000 annually

Life Member NRA 1977, Endowment, Benefactor, Currently Contributing to

Patron Level

Life Member NSSA

Life Member NSCA

Member ATA

Attained highest shooter classification:

Small Bore Rifle Silhouette (AA)

Small Bore Hunter Rifle Silhouette (AA)

American Skeet (AAA) 4 Gauges

American Trap (AA Singles) (27 Yard Line Handicap) (A Doubles)

Sporting Clays

Participated in various pistol matches: IDPA, USPCA

Club Memberships:

Callaway Gardens Gun Club, Pine Mountain, GA (Past)

Forest City Gun Club, Savannah, GA (Past)

Pinetucky Gun Club, Augusta, GA (Past)

South River Gun Club, Covington, GA (Current)

Griffin Gun Club, Griffin, GA (Current)

Camp Binachi Boy Scout Shooting Range, Meridian, MS (Current)

Participated & Competed:

NSSA World, U.S. Open, Zone, State Championships

NSCA World, U.S. Open, Zone, State Championships

ATA Grand American, State Championships

NRA Small Bore Rifle State Championships

NSSA National Director Representing Georgia 4 Years

Georgia Skeet Shooting Assoc. State Director 2 Years, VP 2 Years

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