Martin Methodist College has received a $10,000 grant from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) for the RedHawks’ newest intercollegiate program, the Shooting Sport Team.

Zach Snow, manager of shooting promotions for the NSSF, said the grant is part of the Collegiate Shooting Sports Initiative and is presented as start-up funding for new college teams and clubs in their first year of competition. Over the past five years, CSSI has funded 75 teams, and in 2014, the foundation will offer a total of $200,000 in grants such as the one that Martin Methodist College has received. There are five clay target sport competitions: trap, skeet, sporting clays, international trap and international skeet.

Martin Methodist announced in April that it would be establishing a varsity sport and then, in May, hired Mark Payne as the program’s first coach.

“Being selected as a 2013 recipient of the NSSF-CSSI grant,” said Jeff Bain, RedHawk director of athletics, “Martin Methodist College will have instant credibility as we prepare to launch our 15th intercollegiate sport. It is our full intention to become one of the premier Shooting Sport Teams in the Southeast. We are very proud, honored and thankful to be recognized by the NSSF. We intend to be excellent stewards of this grant.”

For more information about Martin Methodist’s Shooting Sport Team, contact Bain at 931-363-9872.

Martin Methodist College

433 West Madison St.
Pulaski, TN 38478