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MNYSSF Mission

MNYSSF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization organized to engage youth in Minnesota through various events: Our main focus is partnering with amateur youth organized shooting sports teams promoting firearms safety, fundraising opportunities and Minnesota based Team shotgun sports events. We partner with the Midway USA Foundation, Pheasant Forever, and other wildlife conservation organizations to promote outdoors and shooting sports activities with the goal of building positive life skills; 

Our Mission: To provide awesome youth shooting events, enhance and develop team fundraising opportunities while encouraging youth shooting team growth and outdoor experiences for our athletes, coaches, volunteers, family, and communities.

We are in the process of focusing our efforts only on the over 199 Minnesota youth teams we support, our organization will soon be known as the Minnesota Youth Shooting Sports Foundation (MYSSF).

Watch for information on our yearly youth events and new fundraising opportunities

MNYSSF Accomplishments

Since our inception in August of 2013, we have proudly supported the funding of youth shooting sports in Minnesota as follows:


95+ Teams participated with a total of 1050+ youth 3 shooting Events, Spring Fling, Summer Sporting Clays League, and Fall State Championship. MNYSSF Frant Donations totaled over $280, 000 in MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Funds.  Minnesota Total Endowment Funds = $4.800,000 in Minnesota team Endowment Funds


85+ Teams participated with a total of 1020+ youth 3 shooting Events, Spring Fling, Summer Sporting Clays League, and Fall State Championship. MNYSSF Frant Donations totaled over $280, 000 in MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Funds.  Minnesota Total Endowment Funds = $4.000,000

75+ Teams participated with a total of 950+ youth shooting 3 Events, Spring, Summer Sporting Clays, and Fall Championship. Donations totaled over $480, 000 in MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Funds. 

2016:  65 Teams Participated in our three events, Trap and Sporting Clays Spring Event, Summer Sporting Clays League, and State Championship 

  -65 youth teams 619 youth participated in our there events beginning at South St Paul Gun Club, then throughout the state and winding up at our fall Championship event at Shooters Gun Club in Marshall. Fun was had by all.

YESS4MN donated $175.150 To the 65 Team Midway Foundation Endowment Accounts 

-YESS4MN Summer Youth Sporting Clay's League  - July - August 2016 

- Fall Regional event September 17-18, 2016- Hosted at Shooters, Marshall, MN

2015:  82 Teams participated - 659 Youth Participants

  -Donated $167,146  to Midway USA Foundation team endowment accounts benefiting 63 teams.

  -Hosted a Regional Shoot in April 2015: 

44 youth teams participated for  total of 470 individual youth shooters

  -Began Summer 2015 Youth Sporting Clays League:

youth teams 29 youth participated

  -Hosted a Fall Regional event in September 2015 at Shooters in Marshall, MN:

25 youth teams participated with a total of 160 youth shooters

2014:  84 Teams participated - 574 Youth participants

  -Donated $562,000  to Midway USA Foundation team endowment accounts benefiting 68 teams.

  -Hosted a Youth Outdoor Experience in April 2014: 

53 youth teams participated for a total of 340 individual youth shooters

  -Hosted a Summer Regional Event in July 2014;

31 youth teams participated for a total of 234 individual youth shooters


Testimony on YESS4MN Trap and Sporting Clays Shoot May 5,6,7 2017

From the Mower County 4H coach:

I want to thank all of you for providing last weekend's event. I can't begin to tell you how much fun the kids had and what a great learning experience it was for all of them. Out of my nine kids, only two had shot a tournament like that. The others were in awe. My youngest member, Megan, had a very rough time with the trap. She usually shoots OK for her age, but Sunday the nerves got to her. She was a little down going into the sporting clays but when she hit her first four targets at station one her confidence began to grow. She ended up with a 36 and was she proud. I wish you could have seen her eyes. You made this her best shooting day ever. She is hooked for life. I just wanted to tell you this story to let you know what a great thing you are doing. You all worked your tails off. Thank You so much.  

Paul Jenkins,  Mower County 4-H 

Thank you for the opportunity to participate.

My Team had a GREAT time!!

Duane Koenen, Tech. Ed. Instructor
Head Trap Team Coach, Glenville-Emmons Schools

2020 MNYSSF Events


6th Annual Fall Sporting Clays Event Registration

September 19-20, 2020 

Shooters Sporting Clays

Marshall, MN



Must be an active coach with an organized youth shooting organization to register for this event (Coming Soon)

2020 Events:
Coaches Only Event
March 21, 2020
Caribou Gun Club
LeSueur, MN
Sign in begins at 9 a.m.
Must be pre-registered to attend

Spring Fling Event
May 1st ,2nd & 3rd
South St Paul Gun Club - 50 Trap, 50  Sporting Clays, lunch, and Fundraising opportunities included.
$55.00 per athlete 

Summer Sporting Clays League



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