November 8, 2013
Smooth Sailing to the Treasure Coast
All of the 2014 Shooting Industry Masters team slots were filled in record time. After the great success in Cody, we expanded to 100 teams for 2014. All slots were filled within the first month of open registration. If your team missed the boat, contact us to be placed on the waiting list.
The exciting news is we have 12 new teams this year. They look to be landlubbers through and through to be sure. So all you Old Salts who know how to traverse the high seas of the Masters, lend a hand to these recruits until they get their sea legs.
Welcome Aboard To:
Big Rock Sports
Black Rain Ordnance
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Exact Components Technologies
I.C.E. Training & Defense
MEC Shooting Sports
You may be new to the Masters, but you’re not to us, so please feel free to contact any of the FMG crew for assistance in finding your way. We’re here to help.
Berthing and Travel Considerations
Hotel – If you haven’t made reservations yet, get on it. Some of the hotels on the list are filling up. The Masters is converging on this small resort town for a busy week and hotel rooms will start to become a premium.
Travel – There are several airports to fly into with easy access to Sebastian/Vero Beach:
Melbourne International – 36.3 miles, about 45 min.
Palm Beach International – 79.8 miles, about 1 hr 21 min.
Orlando International – 103 miles, about 1 hr. 44 min.
Ft. Lauderdale International – 122 miles, about 2 hrs.
Miami International – 140 miles, 2 hrs. 17 min.
Adventure and Promotion Opportunities
Sponsorship: There are three levels of sponsorship available: Gold, Silver and Bronze. All come with benefits, including reduced team entry, various size free ads in Shooting Industry Magazine, on-site banners and logos in pre and post event materials. This is a great way to get your company name out front in the industry and beyond.
Product/Prize Sponsor: If you’re looking to get more exposure for your product and want people to try it, feel it, touch it, and get to know it, consider donating to the Masters Raffle. Prizes are raffled or auctioned off at the Awards banquet on Saturday night. All proceeds from the raffle go to the National Shooting Sports Foundation First Shots program with selected products auctioned off to support the USA Shooting Team. You’re not only getting your product out in front of people, your helping to raise money for important industry education, building and promotional programs.
Side Event Sponsor: Now if you really want to get your product into the hands of the industry, think about becoming a Side Match Sponsor. Side Matches provide the sponsoring company an opportunity to “show off” their product and/or shooting events. Sponsored Side Matches are all self-contained events, but there is no fee to sponsor a Side Match and you get a tremendous amount of exposure.
There are many more things happening at the 2014 Shooting Industry Masters and I’m excited to keep you up-to-date throughout the year. Follow me on Twitter for updates @sharilegate and Like Us on Facebook to post your thoughts on the Masters.
Smooth sailing friends,
-Shari LeGate, Event Manager // email@example.com
November 1, 2013
2014 Masters Heads to Florida’s Treasure Coast
I am definitely getting my fair share of pirate speak. There is no greater surprise in life than getting an email from Russ Thurman completely in pirate talk. I had to read it several times before I fully understood what he said. By the time the Masters rolls around next July, I will be an expert on pirate lingo.
UPDATE: All 2014 Shooting Industry Masters team slots have been filled. Contact Elizabeth O’Neill to add your team to a waiting list.
If you’ve already registered your team, be sure to reserve hotel rooms — NOW! The link below will help.
There are six official hotels listed and they’re filling up pretty quick. There are five airports to fly into; Melbourne is the closest, only 45 minutes away. After that, Palm Beach Int’l Airport, then Orlando Int’l, followed by Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood Int’l and finally Miami Int’l.
Also, if you’d like to plan a sales meeting or corporate retreat before or after the Masters, check out Capt. Hiram’s Resort and speak to Pamela Miller. She is offering complimentary conference space to the first two groups that would like to have a meeting or teambuilding event at the resort. It’s a very cool place located on the Indian River Lagoon with an old Florida feel nestled right there on the Intercoastal Waterway and it’s only 10 minutes from Indian River County Shooting Range.
October 6, 2013
2014 Shooting Industry Masters Sets Course To Treasure Coast
FMG Publications is pleased to announce the 2014 Shooting Industry Masters will be held at the Indian River Shooting Range in Sebastian, FL., July 18-19, 2014. Co-hosted by Indian River County and the Treasure Coast Sports Commission, 2014 Shooting Industry Masters will again feature the “Masters Mystery Course of Fire.”
“We’re excited to take the Shooting Industry Masters to Florida’s Atlantic coast,” said Randy Molde, FMG Publications, vice president of business development and match chairman. “The Indian River Shooting Range is an extraordinary venue that will allow us to provide new target shooting experiences and quite a few surprises for 2014 participants.”
Indian River County officials actively campaigned to bring the Masters to the Treasure Coast, recognizing the positive economic and social impact the event would have on the surrounding communities.
“We are delighted that Indian River County has been selected for the 2014 Shooting Industry Masters,” said Penny Chandler, president of the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce. “The event brings international attention to our world-class gun range and our county as a great visitor destination and desirable place to do business.”
“The Florida Sports Foundation extends a warm welcome to the 2014 Industry Masters Sport Shooting Championships to Indian River County,” said FSF President John Webb. “I’m sure all of the competitors and their guests will have a wonderful experience in this great destination and enjoy the first class competitive venue at the Indian River County Public Shooting Range during their stay.”
The Shooting Industry Masters is a private industry event consisting of a variety of target shooting disciplines designed for both professional and novice four-person teams. This year, FMG Publications is adding a fundraising golf tournament, “Honors For HAVA” to Masters week. Sponsored by Indian River County, the golf tournament will be held on Thursday, July 17 at Sandridge Golf Club in Vero Beach with all proceeds benefiting Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA), an organization dedicated to helping disabled combat veterans.
Now, in its 12th year, the Shooting Industry Masters has raised nearly $300,000 for the First Shots program and the USA Shooting Team since 2001. The Masters is owned and operated my FMG Publications, publishers of GUNS Magazine, American Handgunner, American COP, Shooting Industry magazine and eight Special Editions.
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For additional travel information contact Elizabeth@shootingindustry.com.
For more information on the 2014 Shooting Industry masters, contact Shari LeGate, Event Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 719-237-4609. Regular event updates can be viewed at www.facebook.com/ShootingIndusryMasters and from the Masters Twitter feed: @sharilegate.
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Highlights Of The 2013 Shooting Industry Masters
Rendezvous Celebrates Industry, Western Style
Masters feature story from the October 2013 issue of Shooting Industry
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September 5, 2013
2013 Shooting Industry Masters attendees explain why attending this industry-only event is a must.
2013 Shooting Industry Masters Wrangles
$81,250 for Shooting Sports!
July 29, 2013
Head honchos and hired guns from the firearms industry rode into Cody, Wyo., July 19-20 to participate in the 11th annual Shooting Industry Masters. The 313 competitors and 74 industry partners raised a record $81,250 for shooting programs.
“The generosity and support from the people in our industry is astounding,” said Randy Molde, Shooting Industry Masters chairman and FMG Publications vice president of business development. An all-time high of $70,000 was raised for the NSSF, First Shots program which includes funds earned through special custom gun auctions on GunBroker.com. Additionally $11,250 was raised for the USA Shooting Team.
“The folks that attend the Masters understand the importance of growing each of these programs to preserve the future of the shooting sports. It’s extremely gratifying to see business posturing put aside for a few days of camaraderie, target-shooting enjoyment and just pure fun.”
Produced and managed by FMG Publications, the Shooting Industry Masters consists of handgun, rifle and shotgun events but some of the real excitement comes in the form of side matches. This year’s match included 17 side matches that gave participants a chance to shoot everything from a Sharps rifle to a FNH USA grenade launcher and authentic Colt Gatling gun.
A record 53 sponsors signed on to help produce the 2013 Masters. Industry manufacturers and supporters also contributed the largest collection of prizes in the 11-year history of the match with 64 companies donating product for 72 raffle prize packages and 15 auction items.
The $70,000 raised by the 2013 edition of the Shooting Industry Masters increased the total for First Shots to $211,000 in five years.
The Shooting Industry Masters is divided into two classifications: Industry and Open. The Industry class is for new to intermediate shooters, while the Open class is for professional and advanced shooters. Regardless of class, scores are not published to maintain the no-pressure, fun atmosphere of the Masters.
The 2013 Industry class team champion was Browning with Smith & Wesson placing second and Versacarry taking the third position. Jared Milinazzo, of Oneida Molded Plastics was the highest scoring individual shooter and Tennille Chidestar, of Browning was the top lady of the Industry class.
In the Open division, team Hornady Pro finished first with Shooters Supply capturing second place and FNH USA finishing third. The top shooter in the Open division was Jim Clark of team PolyOne/DPMS who won the Masters for the second consecutive year and a record fourth time overall. The top lady in the Open division was Susan Sledge of P2K Shooting Range.
For more information on the Shooting Industry Masters contact Shari Legate, event manager at email@example.com.
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