Bass Pro Shops Signs on as Title Match Sponsor to Sportsman’s Team Challenge
Hamburg, Pa., – Doug Koenig, Competition Director of the Sportsman’s Team Challenge announces Bass Pro Shops has signed on as the title match sponsor, held this year in Grand Island, Nebraska. Koenig said, “It’s clear, Bass Pro Shops recognizes the continuing growth of the shooting sports and how much fun an event like this can be for everyone in the family.”
The Sportsman’s Team Challenge is a two or three person team event, which combines multi-discipline shooting competition of rifle, pistol and shotgun. Designed to be competitor and spectator friendly with colorful reactive targets and countdown times visible to onlookers, the event introduces newcomers at regional matches throughout the country.
John Acosta, Director of Marketing for Bass Pro Shops added, “Doug has been a brand ambassador for Bass Pro Shops for years and we are excited to partner together 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.”
The course of fire consists of six events, three of which involve colorful reactive steel targets that are engaged with .22 rimfire rifles, .22 rimfire pistols and centerfire pistols. These events are the Rifle, Pistol and Combo. Three shotgun events utilize aerial clay targets to round out the field of fire with the Flurry, Flush and Mixed Bag. The Flurry and Flush require teams to engage fifty targets in approximately one minute, while the Mixed Bag is similar to a five-stand course with the shooter not knowing from which of the trap machines a pair of clay targets will be released upon their call.
From its inception in the late 80’s, the Sportsman’s Team Challenge, now celebrating 29 years continues its popularity within the shooting sports drawing the interest of newcomers, families and competition shooters. Follow the Sportsman’s Team Challenge on Facebook.