The Czech Shooting Sports Foundation established in May 2010 as the first foundation of its kind in the Czech Republic, the founder of which is Česká zbrojovka a.s., enters the third year of its existence. And this is without any doubt an opportunity to look back to the last year Foundation’s activities and impact.
In terms of objectives, which are primarily to support the broadest portfolio of shooting disciplines and allowing the public to participate through sponsorship to support the shooting sports, it is essential that the Czech Shooting Sports Foundation received in 2011 from donors funds amounting to 1, 451.00 TCZK. At the same time the Foundation received 102 applications for a grant, and based upon this we have provided contributions in total of 1, 109.00 TCZK.
In 2011 the Czech shooters with support of the Czech Shooting Sports Foundation can boast numerous important successes. Ivo Hilšer became the Champion of the Czech Republic in the Skeet shotgun shooting discipline. This young shooter also gained outstanding achievement at the World Cup in Beijing, where he finished at the 6th place. Other successes achieved shooters supported by the Foundation at the IPSC World Shoot held on the Greek island of Rhodes – it was primarily gaining the title of the World Champion won by Zdeněk Heneš. Other shooters participating at this Championship also finalised at the top positions.
The Czech Shooting Sports Foundation did not support only high-performance competitors, but been as well focusing its support to the young and talented shooters in the shotgun disciplines and in the air guns shooting.
And what are the intentions of the Czech Shooting Sports Foundation for 2012? We can say that similar as they were in the previous year. Its objective is to support the Czech performance promising shooters in all categories. It also seeks to promote organizing of competitions at the highest levels, so the Czech shooters have the opportunity to compare vis à vis their global competitors.
Detailed information about the Czech Shooting Sports Foundation (information for applicants and potential donors, contact persons, forms, etc.) can be found on the website of Česká zbrojovka a.s. www.czub.cz
PR Manger of Česká zbrojovka a.s.
For more information please contact:
Ing. Miroslav Surý,
Member of the Management Board of the Czech Shooting Sports Foundation