Recognizing the importance of introducing safe and responsible shooting sports to the youth and insuring that hunting and shooting traditions and opportunities remain intact, the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance was formalized. YSSA has become a central location for equipment needs for youth shooting and hunting programs across the country since 2007.
The Youth Shooting Sports Alliance selects priority youth shooting programs that best contribute to the future market goals of the industry, and provides support by distributing equipment and supplies to address the growth limitations of these programs.
To address two important challenges regarding the recruitment and retention of new shooters, the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance:
The Youth Shooting Sports Alliance received a certificate of incorporation from the Commonwealth of Virginia's State Corporation Commission, effective July 25, 2007. Upon relocation to North Carolina, Articles of Incorporation of the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance were filed with the North Carolina Department of The Secretary of State. Certification was received with an effective date of April 4, 2008.
The Internal Revenue Service informed the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance on May 12, 2008 that the organization had been determined to be exempt from Federal income tax, effective July 25, 2007 under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and that the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance was classified as a private foundation.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office issued a Certificate of Registration (Reg. No. 3,620,067) for the service mark "Youth Shooting Sports Alliance" on May 12, 2009.