The Civilian Marksmanship Program announced today that it has received a generous personal donation from Larry and Brenda Potterfield, including a 76,800-square-foot facility on more than five acres of land in Columbia, Missouri.
The CMP is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to training and education in the responsible use of firearms and airguns through gun safety training, marksmanship training, and competitions, with an emphasis on youth.
“We are fortunate and pleased to donate this building to the Civilian Marksmanship Program, an organization that shares our vision for youth shooting sports,” said Larry Potterfield, founder and CEO of MidwayUSA. “Although the building is no longer part of MidwayUSA’s future, we are confident that CMP will use the facility to develop new and existing competitive shooters and continue to add value to our local community.”
The 76,800-square-foot warehouse will be transformed into a center of competence focused on indoor small-bore and airguns. Plans include 100 air rifle targets, 50 small caliber targets, live action viewing for up to 1,000 spectators, and an event center capable of hosting conferences and events. The Center will be open to the public and programming will include coaches’ workouts, monthly games, summer camps, outreach camps and more.
“On behalf of CMP, I want to thank the Potterfield family for this generous gift,” said Judy Legerski, CMP Chairman of the Board. “The timing could not be better. August is National Shooting Sports Month, and we look forward to developing this Center of Competence to continue our support of youth shooting sports. For generations, this Center of Competence will have a tremendous impact on youth, families, and the community. We look forward to partnering with Potterfields to create a site that meets the needs of both beginning shooters and competitive shooters, from here in Missouri to across the country.”
Renovation of the facility is expected to begin in early 2023.
The Civilian Aim Program is a federally chartered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearms safety and marksmanship training and the promotion of competitive marksmanship for United States citizens. For more information about the CMP and its programs, log on to www.TheCMP.org.
About Midway USA
Both Missouri country kids Larry and Brenda Potterfield turned their passion for shooting sport into a career by opening a small gun store in 1977 that would eventually become MidwayUSA (http://www.midwayusa.com). They instilled family values such as honesty, integrity, and respect for others in the business, and strive to uphold this culture with each Employee added to their growing team. For over 45 years, MidwayUSA has maintained an unwavering focus on customer satisfaction and continues to offer ALMOST EVERYTHING® for shooting, hunting and outdoor activities.
For more information about MidwayUSA, visit their website (http://www.midwayusa.com), find them on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OfficialMidwayUSA), or follow them on Twitter (http://twitter.com/midwayusa).