Hamburg, PA., – Doug Koenig, Competition Director of the Sportsman’s Team Challenge announced the return of Bass Pro Shops’ as the Title Match Sponsor. The match, now celebrating its 30th Anniversary, will be held at the Heartland Public Shooting Park in Grand Island, NE. Match dates are July 20-22, 2017 and is open to the general public, industry and to all levels of shooting competitors. Registration begins February 1, 2017 at www.stcnationals.com.

Koenig said, “It’s exciting to have Bass Pro Shops’ support again as we celebrate a special milestone this year. We’ve added a variety of unique side matches and clinics along with random draws for commemorative firearms.” Koenig added, “We had a terrific turnout last year, but it was the warm reception the entire Grand Island community bestowed upon us that made our decision to return an easy one.”

John Acosta, Director of Marketing, Customer Acquisition for Bass Pro Shops added, “Doug has been a brand ambassador for Bass Pro Shops’ for several years and we are excited to partner together again in 2017 to promote shooting in a family-centric format with the Sportsman’s Team Challenge. It is important for us to continue to advance the participation of shooting sports to the next generation of outdoorsmen and women. Bass Pro Shops’ is thrilled to celebrate the 30th year of the Sportsman’s Team Challenge, and we congratulate them on such a successful event.”

New this year for Match Sponsors will be the addition of a Vendor Row; competitors will be able to view new products to enhance their shooting experience at the range while supporting match sponsors. More announcements will be made regarding special VIP’s attending and activities planned.

From its inception in the late 1980’s, the Sportsman’s Team Challenge will celebrate 30 years of attracting juniors, newcomers, families and competition shooters who continue to enjoy its popularity and rich tradition. The match is a two or three person team event, which combines multi-discipline shooting competition of a rifle, pistol and shotgun. Information about the Sportsman’s Team Challenge, required course of fire for each event and rulebook can be found at www.stcnationals.com. Follow us at: https://www.facebook.com/ShootSTC.

Bass Pro Shops is a leading destination retailer offering outdoor gear and apparel in an immersive setting. Founded in 1972 when avid young angler Johnny Morris began selling tackle out of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri, today 101 retail and marine centers host 120 million people annually. Bass Pro Shops also operates White River Marine Group, offering an unsurpassed collection of industry-leading boat brands, and Big Cedar Lodge, America’s Premier Wilderness Resort. Under the visionary conservation leadership of Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is known as a national leader in protecting habitat and introducing families to the outdoors and has been named by Forbes as “one of America’s Best Employers.”