Jerauld County Trap Club Receives Grant for Ear Protection
(Wessington Springs, SD)—The Jerauld County Trap Club received a grant for $2,000 from the Central Electric Operation Round-Up program for youth ear protection.
The Jerauld County Trap Club provides the HuntSafe course free of charge for the surrounding area, which is a required course for anyone under the age of 18 who would like to hunt. They also provide funding for clays, ammunition, course fees and safety items, such as the ear protection, for the Wessington Springs High School Clay Target Team. The new ear protection will allow instructors to communicate with the students while they wear it, which will greatly improve communication and safety.
“By providing a cost-free program, we can ensure that anyone that is interested can participate without financial burden,” says Jason Weber. “This is aimed toward those that might be interested solely in firearm safety or those that will be lifelong outdoorsmen.”
The Wessington Springs High School Clay Target Team finished their second year this summer with a total of 10 students, including five who attended the state competition in Aberdeen and one who shot a perfect score.
Operation Round-Up is a voluntary program were members’ electric bills are rounded up to the nearest dollar. The cents flow into a charitable fund to make a direct impact in the communities of Central Electric members. The next round of grant applications is due November 1, 2019. For more information about the Operation Round-Up program, visit the Operation Round-Up webpage.