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Boilermakers shoot raises record $215,000 bucks for the bang

The massive crowd at the 11th annual USA Boilermakers Kansas City Sporting Clays Shoot prepares to brave the rain.

THE UNION SPORTSMEN’S Alliance won big at the 11th annual USA Boilermakers Kansas City Sporting Clays Shoot September 21. The event raised a record-breaking $215,000-plus to support USA’s mission to unite the union community through conservation to preserve North America’s outdoor heritage. And International staff was proud to donate $15,235 to safeguard the continent’s shared wildlife legacy.


The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance—An Organized Approach to Conservation

USA, UAW Local 1853 and UAW Region 8, and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency treated more than 200 youth and their parents to a Spring Hill, Tennessee, Take Kids Fishing Day at the Tennessee Children’s Home on April 13, 2019.

WHEN PEOPLE COME together, great things happen. As union members, Boilermakers experience that every day on the job, at home and throughout communities. But it’s also been proven in the woods and on the waters since 2007, when a small group of union leaders launched the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA).

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Shooters shatter USA fundraising and attendance records

USA Event Manager Chris Piltz announces a record $200,000 plus raised by the Boilermaker-sponsored event.

IBB-sponsored sporting clays event raises more than $200K

THE UNION SPORTSMEN’S Alliance 10th annual sporting clays shoot, sponsored by the Boilermakers and held in Lenexa, Kansas, September 22, set a new fundraising record for all USA shoots across the nation, bringing in over $200,000, easily topping last year’s record (also set by the Boilermakers) of $184,000.

Set at the Powder Creek Shooting Park, the 2018 event drew 223 participants, also a record.

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USA/IBB clay shoot tops $184,000

Union members and guests gather for the 2017 USA/IBB clay shoot in Lenexa, Kansas.

Boilermakers set another fundraising record

THE 9TH ANNUAL Union Sportsmen’s Alliance/Boilermakers Clay Shoot held in Lenexa, Kansas, September 23 raised more than $184,000, setting an all-time high for USA shooting events and topping the previous record of $160,000 set by the Boilermakers in 2016. The event took place at the Powder Creek Shooting Park.

“As always, the Boilermakers have set the bar high” for USA shoots, said Scott Vance, the USA’s CEO and Executive Director, in ceremonies concluding the day.

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USA presents Hite with Lifetime Achievement Award

An avid sportsman, Hite was instrumental in rallying union leader support for the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance.

Franklin, TN —The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) recently reached another milestone, following its recent tenth anniversary, in presenting its first Lifetime Achievement Award to Chicago area resident William P. Hite, President Emeritus of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States, Canada (UA).


Boilermakers USA shoot hits fundraising high

Event raises $160,000, draws 186 shooters

THE UNION SPORTSMEN’S Alliance (USA) 8th Annual Boilermakers Kansas City Sporting Clays Shoot raised more than $160,000 to set a new record for all USA shooting events Sept. 24. The event, held at the Powder Creek Shooting Park in Lenexa, Kansas, attracted 186 participants. Representing the Boilermakers union were 23 teams from various locals and from the International. A total of 38 teams participated.

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IBB to Host USA 8th Annual Shoot Sept. 24

Boilermakers seek to maintain national record

THE UNION SPORTSMEN’S Alliance’s 8th Annual IBB Kansas City Sporting Clays Shoot will be held September 24, and the Boilermakers are hoping to again lead the pack in raising money and turning out participants.

As the title sponsor for the event in Kansas City, the Brotherhood is seeking support from all local lodges, individual members and International staff to demonstrate that the Boilermakers are unmatched in putting on the USA’s top fund-raising sporting clays shoot in the country.


Union Sportsmen’s Alliance picks new executive director

Scott Vance, new executive director of Union Sportsmen’s Alliance

Scott Vance brings experience from wild turkey group

THE UNION SPORTSMEN’S Alliance has appointed Scott Vance as its new executive director. He currently serves as the National Wild Turkey Federation vice president for hunting heritage and executive director for hunting heritage centers. In his nearly 17 years at NWTF, he piloted many successful endeavors, one of which was leading a multi-national, multi-disciplinary team of wildlife and conservation professionals to restore the Gould’s wild turkey to southern Arizona.


Boilermakers USA shoot breaks fund-raising, participation records

WOUNDED WARRIORS RECEIVE A WARM WELCOME. Joining in a group photo with the vets are David Willette, second from left (back row), representing Fishing for Freedom; Kinsey Robinson, International President of the Roofers union, fourth from left; and Fred Myers, USA Executive Director/CEO, second from right.

Event raises $150,000, draws 220 shooters

BOILERMAKER SUPPORT FOR the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) continues to break records. This year’s 7th Annual Boilermakers Kansas City Sporting Clays Shoot surpassed all other such events across the nation to date, raising more than $150,000 and attracting 220 shooters.

The event was held Sep. 26 at the Powder Creek Shooting Park in Lenexa, Kan. Funds raised from the shoot will support the USA’s conservation mission.

Locals  L-40, L-83, L-363, L-374, L-483
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