Competitors Take Aim for Seven Weekends of SSG Sport Shooting September through November
TALLAHASSEE – Sunshine State Games Sport Shooting events will be taking aim for seven consecutive weekends beginning in late-September and continuing into early-November throughout the state of Florida.
Six Sunshine State locations will host 11 different pistol, rifle, and shotgun events with the first, the Bullseye Pistol competition, being contested on Sunday, September 23 at the Hernando Sportsman’s Club, in Brooksville.
Other locations hosting events include the Volusia Hunt and Gun Club in New Smyrna Beach; the Hollywood Rifle and Pistol Club in Dania Beach; Boca Raton High School; Skyway Trap and Skeet in St. Petersburg; and the Seminole County Gun and Archery Club in Geneva.
Sport shooting athletes can register online or print out registration and waiver forms at www.flasports.com/ssg-sport-shooting to compete in the 2018 competitions. Entry fees begin at $20 and vary by event. Several of the events have a limit to the number of shooters allowed. Please make note of those limitations when registering. Registration deadlines vary by competition.
While Sunshine State Games Sport Shooting Events follow rule structure provided by USA Shooting, the National Rifle Association, and United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA), the Cowboy Rifle Silhouette event offers shooters something different.
Competitors in the October 13 Cowboy Rifle Silhouette event, contested at the Seminole County Gun and Archery Club in Geneva, will shoot at targets in the form of chickens, pigs, turkeys, and rams.
Sport Shooting is one of the original sports of the Sunshine State Games, dating back to the Games inception in 1980. The Games offer competitive shooting opportunities to athletes of all ages.
2018 SSG Sport Shooting Championships Schedule
Bullseye Pistol, Hernando Sportsman Club
USPSA, Volusia Hunt & Gun Club
Smallbore Metallic Silhouette, Hollywood Rifle and Pistol Club
Bigbore and Smallbore Cowboy Rifle Silhouette, Seminole County Gun and Archery Club
Smallbore 3 Position, Hollywood Rifle and Pistol Club
Smallbore Prone, Hollywood Rifle and Pistol Club
Air Rifle 60 Shot Standing, 3P 3×20 Precision & Sporter Air, Boca Raton High School
Rimfire Benchrest, Hollywood Rifle and Pistol Club
Fun Pistol Match, Hollywood Rifle and Pistol Club
International Style Double Trap, Skyway Trap and Skeet, St. Petersburg
International Style Trap, Skyway Trap and Skeet, St. Petersburg
Since February, over 8,000 athletes have competed in 20 sports held in 10 different Florida communities. For results of the past SSG competitions, click here.
Online registration and competition inquiries can be made by calling toll free 1-866-FLGAMES (354-2637) or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Florida Sports Foundation
Florida’s Sports Industry creates over $57.4 billion in economic impact for the Sunshine State, provides over 580,000 jobs for its citizens, and attracts over 16 million out of state visitors each year. All of which deservingly make Florida the “Sports Capital of the World”. The Florida Sports Foundation, Inc. is a 501(C) 3 non-profit corporation, serving as the Sports Industry Development Division of Enterprise Florida, Inc. The mission of the Florida Sports Foundation is to:
- Assist Florida’s communities with securing, hosting and retaining Sporting events and sports related business that generate significant economic impact and Sports Tourism for the state of Florida through the Foundation’s grant programs, legislative initiatives and Industry Partner service, recognition and development.
- Provide the citizens of Florida with participation opportunities in the Sunshine State Games and Florida Senior Games events.
- Serve as Florida’s leading resource for Sport Tourism research and facts.
- Assist in the promotion of targeted leisure sports industries in Florida.
- Assist National and Florida State Governing Bodies to promote amateur sport development through the Sunshine State Games and hosting events in Florida.