Creedmoor, North Carolina
Dates: April 29, 2000 and September 16, 2000.
|Participant registration||8:00 - 8:45 a.m.|
|Welcome and Safety Briefing||8:45 - 9:00 a.m.|
|Event 1||9:00 - 10:15 a.m|
|Rotation & restroom break||10:15 - 10:30 a.m.|
|Event 2||10:30 - 12:00 noon|
|Lunch||12:00 - 1:00 p.m.|
|Event 3||1:00 - 2:15 p.m.|
|Rotation & restroom break||2:15 - 2:30 p.m.|
|Event 4||2:30 - 3:45 p.m.|
|Awards Ceremony||4:00 - 4:30 p.m|
Objective: The junior Sportsfest is a one-day program designed to introduce young people between the ages of 10 and 21 to the various marksmanship and competitive shooting activities available to them. Two Sportsfest days will be offered during 2000.
Participants: A maximum of 48 will be scheduled for each program on a first-come, first-registered basis.
Cost: The cost per participant will be $10.00. Each participant will receive a hat, t-shirt, ear plugs, free lunch and other handouts.
Format: At registration, each participant will be assigned to a "squad" that will rotate between each of the available events during the day. The squads will be identified by a color code - red, green, blue, yellow. One adult from SWGC will be with each squad throughout the day and will be responsible to make sure his/her squad is at the appropriate place at the correct time. Each squad leader will wear an arm band identifying the color of the squad.At each event there will be a 10-minute explanation by the event sponsor on what the squad will be seeing, the type of shooting event, interesting things about the event and the safety rules. If appropriate, there will be a 10-minute demonstration of the event by the SWGC sponsors so that the participants will know what they will be doing. For the remaining 55 minutes, participants will be able to shoot in the various stages setup for the event. In each event, the squad will be divided into smaller groups and each group will rotate between the various stages of the event during the 55-minute hands-on exercise.
Events: As noted, there will be four (4) different shooting events for the participants. The events will be Rifle Shooting (Range 4), Skeet Shooting (Skeet Range), Cowboy Action Shooting (Range 5), and IPSC Shooting (Range 1).The Rifle shooting event will have three stages with each participant spending about 15-to-18 minutes on each stage. There will be a .22 rifle stage where the participant will have the opportunity to shoot on a 50-ft target (A-17) from sandbags. The second stage will be a 50-yard prone event where each participant will be able to shoot at a 50-yard target using a sandbag for support. The third event will be an M-1 carbine event where the participant will be able to shoot at a 50 yard target (15 rounds) at an SR-1 target from a sandbag bench position. There will be 4 shooting stations in each stage. The targets will be scored by the range personnel and reported for the awards ceremony with certificates given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in .22 benchrest, .22 prone and M-1 carbine. The Skeet event will have two stages - one on each skeet range. The participants will spend about 25 minutes on each range. On skeet range 1, the participants will shoot high house and low house clay pigeons from positions 1, 2, 3 and 4. On range 2, the participants will shoot from positions 5, 6, 7 and 8. By splitting the participants, between ranges, they will have the opportunity to shoot on both ranges, to have different instructors, and they will be shooting away from the other range in each stage. Several shotguns will be available at each range with the 20-gauge being the shotgun of choice. Scores on broken birds will be kept for each participant on a score card which will be turned in for awards. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards will be given in each class - 10-to-12 year old, 13-to-15 year old, 16 years old and older. The Cowboy Action shooting event will be setup in two stages with participants rotating between each stage. There will be a shotgun and rifle shooting stage, and a pistol shooting stage. The stages will not require movement. The participants will spend approximated 15-to-20 minutes at each stage. A score card will be kept for each participant which will record the total number of hits. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for each age group: 10-to-12, 13-to-15, and 16 and older. The IPSC shooting event will be similar to the Cowboy Action event with two or three stages. The participants will be divided into two groups and spend 25 minutes on each stage. The scenarios will not require movement. Both steel and paper targets will be used with a high ratio of steel targets. The total number of hits on each stage will be recorded on the participant's score card and turned in for awards. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards will be given in each age group: 10-to-12, 13-to-15, and 16 and older.
Awards: As noted in each event, award certificates will be presented to the winning participants in each of the events. A minimum of 36 event certificates will be presented. In addition, each participant will receive a certificate of participation at the awards ceremony.
Concessions: Lunch (a hot dog, potato chips, candy bar and cold drink) will be free to each registered participant. Lunch will be available at regular cost for parents and other spectators.