CMP Gets Big New Competition Center Thanks to Potterfields
The Civilian Marksmanship Program will have a huge new training and shooting facility thanks to Larry and Brenda Potterfield, the founders of MidwayUSA. The CMP announced that it received a massive gift from the Potterfields — a 76,800-square-foot facility along with more than five acres of land in Columbia, Missouri. Conversion/renovation of the facility to a competition center is expected to begin in early 2023.
The 76,800-square-foot MidwayUSA warehouse will be transformed into a Competition Center focused on indoor smallbore rifle and air rifle. The facility will be equipped with 100 air rifle targets and 50 smallbore targets. Programs will include coach training, monthly matches, summer camps, outreach camps, and more. Notably, on-site cameras and monitors will provide live-action viewing for up to 1,000 spectators. The Center will be open to the public year-round for shooting and training.
“On behalf of CMP, I want to thank the Potterfield family for this generous gift,” said Judy Legerski, outgoing Chairman of the CMP Board of Directors. “The timing couldn’t be better. August is National Shooting Sports month, and we look forward to developing this Competition Center to continue our support of youth shooting sports. For generations, this Competition Center will have tremendous impact on