Shooting Sports Education Center to host first Shooting Sports Fest

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Chyna James

The Shooting Sports Education Center (SSEC) at Georgia Southern University will host its first Shooting Sports Fest this Saturday composed of shooting activities, giveaways and educational sessions to learn shooting fundamentals and techniques, all in celebration of their first year anniversary.

The event is free and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone in attendance will get the chance to see what it’s like to shoot at 3D targets, learn how to shoot a bow, experience the Olympic Sport of air rifle and much more.

Vendors like Daniel Defense, one of the biggest firearm manufacturers in the nation, will have firearms for patrons to test out, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will bring archery targets to test as well.

Head archery coach, Trevor Stewart, noted that that the fest is to celebrate the SSEC being open for one year but it is also to let people know what is available to them.

“It’s to get people to see that they don’t have to travel far away to participate and that there is a lot of things you can do right here in Statesboro,” Stewart said.

Since the SSEC has opened, there has been new kinesiology classes and several youth programs for both the firearm and archery sides.

Charles Gutzmer, senior psychology major, is looking forward to the event and is appreciative of what the SSEC has to offer.

“It’s good to know what’s out there, and the classes would be beneficial seeing as though the only lessons I’ve gotten have been from my father,” Gutzmer said.

To find more information about the event, visit the

GS Shooting Sports Education Center’s website