YESS4MN 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 100 Minnesota youth teams we support, our organization will soon be known as Minnesota Youth Shooting Sports Foundation (MYSSF) in 2018.
Watch for information on our yearly youth events and new fundraising opportunities
Since our inception in August of 2013, we have proudly supported the funding of youth shooting sports in Minnesota as follows:
2017: YESS4MN Spring Trap and Sporting Clays Shoot.
-51 Teams participated with a total of 639 youth shooting 50 trap and 50 sporting clays last weekend. Midway endowment team funding totaled in excess of $125,000
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:
4 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
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