Youth Shooting this Friday, October 1st

We had an excellent turnout back on September 17th for our first session since the Covid shutdown. All of us involved in the youth program weren’t really sure how things would go, but the response was great. We’ll be back at it this coming Friday, October 1st. First round downrange is @ 6:30pm. As always, new shooters are asked to arrive @ 6pm for a safety and firearms orientation. We will also have tickets for sale for the November lottery to benefit the youth program. We look forward to seeing new and returning shooters. E-mail Matt Giansante, Ten X Youth Shooting Program Coordinator at matt@olm1.com with any questions.

Youth Shooting Fundraiser

The Youth Shooting program is holding a lottery fundraiser in the month of November. Each ticket will have four numbers (chances) to win every day during the month of November. The lottery is based on the winning three-digit New York State Lottery evening number. Each ticket is just $5 and the daily prize is $20.

Members are encouraged to purchase tickets at the October general membership meeting. We will also hand out tickets to any members who are willing to help sell the tickets for us.

Anyone who is interested in purchasing tickets (or members who would like tickets prior to the October general membership meeting) may contact Matt Giansante @ 716-622-0705 or via e-mail at matt@olm1.com to do so.

Thanks for your help in supporting the Ten X Youth Shooting program!

Volunteers Needed September 25th

The Elma Conservation Club will be hosting a National Hunting and Fishing Day program on September 25 at their club grounds. Ten X is providing Air Rifles to be used by the youth attendees on a small Target Range. Our intention is to promote not only our Youth Programs but to also recruit new Adult Members. We had good results at the 2019 event – 2020 was not held due to Covid. We urgently need additional volunteers to assist us this Saturday. If you are able to participate contact Matt Giansante matt@olm1.com or Mark Martzolf mtmartzolf@hotmail.com .We need help for two shifts, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. We especially need help for the afternoon shift. Thank you in advance.

Ten X Youth Shooting Program Resumes September 17th!

I’ve been waiting to write that headline for 18 months! Everything is a go for our first session of the year, which will be a week from this coming Friday, September 17th. As always, first round downrange is at 6:30pm. If you are new or are bringing someone new, be sure to arrive by 6pm so the new participatnt can go through the safety and firearms familiarity training.

Here are a few things that are different as we resume.

First, we will be asking everyone to sign a form that acknowledges that no one has knowingly been in contact with anyone with Covid or has signs/symptoms of Covid. We will need these filled out for everyone each time you attend, both participants and parents/guardians (parents are to fill out for their kids.) The second difference, as we announced earlier this summer, is that for those shooting 22lr downstairs you have the option of providing your own ammunition or you can purchase ammunition from the club for $5 for the […]

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Youth Shooting Program Update – 6/20/21

We are pleased to announce that we fully expect that the Youth Shooting Program will resume this coming September. Mark your calendars for Septebmer 17th as our first shoot. There are a few changes for the upcoming year:

Instead of shooting on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month, we will be shooting on the 1st and third Fridays of every month. This will afford us three more opportunities to shoot. In the past we only shot once in November, December, and May. With this revised schedule, we will add back in our 2nd week of shooting in those months. After several years of holding the cost at $3 per shooter, we do need to increase the cost per shooter to $5. By bringing in more money for the program we will be able to continue to keep up with the supplies and equipment we need to maintain the program. Likely everyone is aware of the severe ammunition shortage that shooters around the country are facing. As a […]

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Youth Shooting Program Update – March 2nd, 2021

While we’re all pleased to see the decline in overall cases, hospitalizations, and of course deaths related to Covid, we are still unable to restart the program with the current social distancing restrictions that are in place. And while we are aware that there is a strong possibility that those distancing restrictions may be reduced or even eliminated in the coming weeks, we also are at a point in the year where restarting the program for this season would really be impractical. Our program always ends on the 2nd Friday of May – by the time we could get started we would likely only get a couple or three sessions in – and that doesn’t factor in the Easter break, a time when our attendance is historically light. With all of that in mind, our very strong expectation is that we will resume the regular Friday evening program in September – specifically, September 24th. We always start the fourth Friday in September and end on the second Friday in […]

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Ten X Fundrasier just in time for holiday gift giving

We are pleased to present the 2021 Ten X Shooting Club – Save Around Buffalo Coupon Book Fundraiser. The cost of the books are $25.00 each.We are taking orders now and have books on hand for your Christmas gift orders. Our anticipated end date for orders is January 15, 2021.

You can see the entire book by clicking the link below:

https://issuu.com/savearound/docs/buffalo_ny?e=18348958/14302629

For each book sold Ten-X Shooting Club earns $10.00. Our goal is to sell 100 books and we need all our membership to participate in order to fulfill our sales goal. We all know what a difficult year 2020 has been. This will help us to fill some of the revenue gap that we saw due to reduced competitive shooting activities due to the pandemic. Reach out to your neighbors, friends, families, etc. and help our club to start 2021 with a nice influx of revenue.

Money should be collected in advance and paid when receiving the books.Checks can be made payable to Ten-X Shooting Club […]

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Youth Program Summer 2020 Update

Hi everyone – now that the Governor has announced his plans for reopening schools we have a better idea of what the expectations are in terms of the required set-up of a “learning” environment – be it in school or in a recreational setting.

After a review of those requirements, and our own internal review of our facilities and abilities, we regret to announce that we will not be able to resume our program in September.

It probably won’t come as a surprise to any of you that we simply cannot come up with a way where we can have the standard six feet of separation at our indoor ranges and have any more than two or three shooters on the line at any given […]

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Youth Shooting Program Update

If you’ve been following the “phases” of reopening in New York state you have probably heard that “youth sports” are falling into phase four. As our program runs from September through May we have a bit of time to determine how we can hopefully start back up in the fall. With guidance from both the government and health officials and with the approval of the Board of Directors, we will make a determination as to how the program could restart. We are also awaiting information as to how the public schools will be operating in September and we’ll consider their plans for operation in our own plans for the program. Obviously, the health and safety of our participants, their families and our instructors is first and foremost in importance. The instructors have all missed working with the kids and are certainly hopeful that we can start again in September. Please continue to check the website for updates.

Youth Shooting Update – May 2020

As has become obvious, our indoor shooting will not resume for the 2019/2020 season. Hard to believe that our last session would have been this coming Friday the 8th. So much of our current situation is obviously tragic, and missing out on youth shooting, while not nearly as serious as other aspects of the current crisis, still is incredibly disappointing. All of the kids continued to make fantastic progress, especially with our recently acquired CZ Avanti air rifles.

At this time we can’t really rule in or rule out whether we would be able to shoot outdoors as had been discussed. For now, we have to rule it out. But, should the guidance from the state and feds change, we’ll reassess if we might be able to do any outdoor shooting for the summer, subject of course to the direction of our Board of Directors.

We sincerely hope all of you and your families are well, and all our instructors look forward to seeing you hopefully in the […]

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