Posted June 8, 2017 1:30 pm by Comments

By Ammoland Editor Joe Evans

Lones Wigger Olympic Shooting Legend
Lones Wigger Olympic Shooting Legend

USA ShootingUSA -(Ammoland.com)- USA Shooting has named longtime coach and rifle competitor Ernie Vande Zande as the chairman of the Lones Wigger Endowment & Legacy Project.

USA Shooting has chosen 2017 as the year they’ll honor Lones Wigger’s enduring legacy to the sport with the Lones Wigger Endowment and Legacy Project. The effort includes the Lones Wigger/USAS Jr Olympic Endowment, in partnership with the MidwayUSA Foundation.

Money put toward that endowment will be used to support youth and Junior Olympic initiatives in the future. Every dollar raised in 2017 is being matched 2-to-1 by the generosity of the MidwayUSA Foundation (with the generous donations from Larry and Brenda Potterfield).

In celebration of his accomplishments in the sport as well as his 80th birthday on Friday, August 25, USA Shooting will officially dedicate and rename the USA Shooting headquarters as the Lones Wigger Legacy Hall & Shooting Center.

A big celebration will take place to kick-off the organization’s alumni reunion, Hall-of-Fame induction and Coach Conference weekend all taking place in Colorado Springs.

A five-time Olympian, Lieutenant Colonel Wigger is an iconic figure in the shooting sports and is the only USA Shooting Team member ever elected …Read the Rest

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