EAST ALTON, Ill. (March 11, 2021) — Winchester and the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) are proud to announce Winchester’s new designation as the official ammunition of the ATA.
For over a century, Winchester has been a leading advocate for trapshooting through direct promotion of the sport and through support of the ATA and its events. As one of the ATA’s most prominent sponsors, Winchester cemented its support with this continued commitment to the organization and its members.
“Millions of people across the United States participate in target shooting and the numbers only continue to grow. Men, women, youth and people of all ages simply love to be on the range with friends and family,” said Matt Campbell, vice president of sales and marketing for Winchester. “As the world’s largest producer of small arms ammunition, Winchester is committed to doing our part to promote the shooting sports, and this affiliation with ATA demonstrates our support.”
In recognition of this unprecedented level of support, the ATA decided, for the first time in their history, to award Winchester with this distinguished honor.
“Winchester has been a consistent and valued partner in protecting and expanding the shooting sports through many generations of shooters,” said Lynn Gipson, executive director of the ATA. “The Winchester and AA brand have been so influential in helping the ATA promote trapshooting that they have without a doubt earned our appreciation and this new title.”
ATA events are underway now and throughout 2021. To find a range or event near you, visit www.shootata.com. To learn more about Winchester, the legendary AA shotshells or the events Winchester will be attending this year, please visit www.winchester.com or follow Winchester on social media.
The ATA serves as the faithful protector of trapshooting and its mission is to promote and oversee the sport throughout the world. Established in 1899, the ATA is the oldest and the largest clay target shooting organization in the world. This nonprofit organization governs the sport’s rules and regulations. In addition, the ATA actively seeks ways to further enhance the sport and increase participation. Annually, ATA members participate in 6,000-plus registered tournaments and shoot at more than 60 million targets. The ATA encompasses an official youth program as well. AIM, representing Academic, Integrity, and Marksmanship, serves to provide a safe and positive experience with firearms and registered trapshooting for youth members. The AIM program gives $45,000 in scholarships every year.
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