May 5th, 2020

The Shootin’ Sisters — Jalise and Justine Williams

Jalise Justine williams pistol 3-gun sponsor team colt springfield

Here’s a feel-good story about two young people excelling in the shooting sports. We can use this kind of positive message in these times, when shooting ranges have been closed and major matches have been cancelled. It’s good to see two very talented young ladies making their mark in the shooting sports.

Jalise Justine williams pistol 3-gun sponsor team colt springfield

Colt’s Manufacturing Company (Colt) has signed two talented young ladies to the Colt professional shooting team – Jalise Williams and Justine Williams. This talented twosome will now represent Colt at shooting competitions and industry events. Jalise and Justine bring exceptional young talent to the sport. Justine is a USPSA Production Grand Master and Jalise is a Single Stack Master — that means these young ladies, even as high schoolers, rank among the top USPSA shooters. Both ladies continue into 2020 with full competition schedules, including Safariland Single Stack Classic Nationals, IPSC Nationals, and IPSC World Shoot XIX in Pattaya, Thailand.

Before Joining Team Colt, the Williams Sisters Shot for Team Springfield

Jalise Williams, 17, competes in USPSA, IPSC, 3-Gun, and Steel Challenge. At the young age of 15, Jalise became the youngest Single Stack Lady National Champion in USPSA history at the age of 15. She now holds more than 100 titles. Her 2019 titles include:

Limited Lady National Champion
Single Stack Lady National Champion
L-10 Lady National Champion
L-10 A-Class National Champion
IPSC Classic Lady National Champion

“My whole world revolves around my love for the shooting sports”, said Jalise. “Colt is a legendary company and I never imagined that I would have the opportunity to represent the brand. I am beyond excited…”

Jalise Justine williams pistol 3-gun sponsor team colt springfield

Justine Williams, 15, has competed in a variety of shooting disciplines for six years. At age 13 she became the youngest-ever Production Grandmaster and at age 15 earned the PCC Grandmaster title. The first and only female to become a two-time USPSA Grandmaster, Jusine won FIVE national titles in 2019:

USPSA High Lady in the Open, Carry Optics, and Productions Divisions
USPSA High Junior National Production Champion
IPSC High Lady Production Division

Interview with the Williams Sisters

Want to learn more about the Jalise and Justine Williams? Follow the girls on their Facebook Page. There’s also a great interview with the two young talents on GunGoddess.com.

Jalise Justine williams pistol 3-gun sponsor team colt springfield

Q: When was the first time you shot a gun, who taught you and why?

Jalise was 4 and Justine was 3 when we shot our very first gun. The gun was a .357 Marlin because our parents didn’t own any .22s. My dad is a big hunter and wanted us to learn how to hunt and shoot. Our dad taught us how to shoot shotguns and rifles.

Q: What drew you to competition and what do you like best about it?

We have always been thrill seekers. We look for the biggest adrenaline hype we can find. We love to find the biggest roller coasters or scary ride we can find. We participated in swimming, gymnastics, dance, and got our black belts in Karate. But when we started shooting, it was unlike anything we had done before.

We love the rush the timer gives you. The way you move through a stage like a dance or a form in karate. The way you have to be precise like hunting. It is so different and so interesting that we can’t stop! The people are also great — they are the nicest people you will meet.

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And the girls keep on winning — Jalise Williams recently took home the High Lady and High Junior titles at the Western States Single Stack Championship. Justine Williams recently shot the Mesquite Mayhem Steel Challenge Match, taking home the 1st Overall Match title and 1st Overall PCC title.

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August 9th, 2019

Good News for Young Shooters — $5 Million from MidwayUSA

MidwayUSA youth Foundation grant funding 2019

The MidwayUSA Foundation has recently distributed $1.7 million in summer cash grants to 521 youth shooting teams across the USA. That brings the total annual amount of MidwayUSA Foundation funding to $5,000,000 for 2019. These grants cover youth team expenses such as ammunition, targets, travel, entry fees, and team gear. The MidwayUSA Foundation reports that up to 63,000 athletes will benefit from the $5 million in 2019 grants.

Earlier this year, $3.3 million was paid to teams that applied for their December grant. Therefore, this latest grant cycle brings the total cash grants paid to over $5 million in 2019. Notably, over 1,400 youth shooting teams have benefited from MidwayUSA Foundation team cash grants in 2019.

MidwayUSA Foundation’s Executive Director Scott Reynolds states: “Youth shooting teams across the country are developing young men and women into well-rounded adults through the lessons of competition and character development[.] These team grants, enabled by their endowment accounts, will allow these teams to continue to hone their skills and expand their teams with fewer funding worries.”

How to Get Grant Funding for your Youth Team
Youth shooting teams around the country can set up a free endowment account with the MidwayUSA Foundation. Teams with a balance in their team endowment are eligible to apply annually for a cash grant of 5% of their endowment balance. For more information or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit
MidwayUSAfoundation.org or call 1-877-375-4570. Every team is listed and can receive online donations. Those donations are also matched through the Foundation’s Matching Program.

MidwayUSA youth Foundation grant funding 2019

The MidwayUSA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity working to sustain the shooting sports industry by providing long-term funding to youth shooting teams. Every donation made is tax-deductible. The Foundation supports all shooting disciplines.

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February 15th, 2017

MidwayUSA Foundation Gives Over $2 Million to Youth Shooting

MidwayUSA Foundation youth shooting grant retail donation

This is something we really like to see — big-time support for youth marksmanship programs. It’s vital that we get young people involved because they are the future of recreational and competitive shooting. We want to see future generations of Americans enjoy the fun and challenge of shooting just as we do, and as previous generations did.

Over $2 Million Paid to 700+ Teams
The MidwayUSA Foundation recently paid over $2 million to youth shooting teams across the country, wrapping up the December grant cycle. This team grant payout is the largest to date for the MidwayUSA Foundation and 719 youth shooting teams will benefit from these team grant funds.

“We couldn’t be more excited to get these grant dollars from the MidwayUSA Foundation and into the hands of team leaders around the country to benefit their shooting teams. These team grant funds will help them purchase ammunition, pay for entry fees, targets, travel and more. It is our hope that teams will continue to grow their endowment and every grant payout exceeds the previous payout. The more funds teams add to their team endowment, the more they can receive in grant funding,” said MidwayUSA Foundation Executive Director, Randy Moeller.

The Queen Creek 4H Trap Team received a MidwayUSA Foundation Grant
MidwayUSA Foundation youth shooting grant retail donation

Grants are provided through the Team Endowment Account Program, offered by the MidwayUSA Foundation. Teams with a balance in their Team Endowment Account are eligible to apply for a grant once per year by completing the MidwayUSA Foundation grant application. Grant deadlines are June 15 and December 15 and teams can receive 5% of their account balance to use for shooting team expenses.

The MidwayUSA Foundation is a public 501(c)(3) charity, founded by Larry and Brenda Potterfield, working to sustain the shooting sports industry by providing permanent, long term endowment funding to over 3,000 youth shooting teams. For more information about the MidwayUSA Foundation, Inc. and its Team Endowment Account Program, please visit midwayusafoundation.org or call 1-877-375-4570.

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January 26th, 2013

Browning Offers $50 to $100 Shotgun Rebates for Youth Programs

Here’s good new for young shooters. Browning has extended its 2012 Youth Shooting Group Promo through December 21, 2013 — through this entire year. Through this program, eligible young shooters (e.g. 4-H member or SCTP participants), can get a rebate of up to $100.00 on a new Browning shotgun. Here’s how it works:

  • The parent or legal guardian of the member of an organized youth shooting group purchases a new, eligible shotgun from the list.
  • The youth shooting group member AND guardian fill out the Browning Youth Shooting rebate redemption form, and provide all applicable paperwork.
  • The youth shooting group member receives a rebate check and a letter from Browning, along with a cap, decal and pin.

Browning Rebate

CLICK HERE for more information. Browning is currently updating the sign-up forms, to reflect the program’s extension through the end of 2013.

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