MTA Hall of Fame & Museum

For the MTA Hall of Fame & Museum, 2018 was another successful year. The Hall of Fame & Museum Board is grateful for the generous donations we received. Funds received will be used to pay for museum artifact preservation and displays, the scholarship program, the annual Hall of Fame ceremony, and future capital projects.

Current Hall of Fame Inductees

How to Make a Nomination for the Hall of Fame

We are thrilled to announce the 2019 Hall of Fame inductees – James Creighton and Kenneth Sims. Both Jim and Ken have won numerous shooting awards and have given their time in support of Michigan trapshooting. All are invited to attend the Hall of Fame Ceremony at our State Shoot on July 6, 2019 to celebrate their accomplishments.

The Michigan Trapshooting Association Hall of Fame College Scholarship will be awarded to two worthy recipients, Jonathan Stockwell and Zachary Jobe. The scholarships will be awarded at the 2019 State Shoot in conjunction with the Michigan State Team presentation. We are accepting applications from current high schoolers graduating in 2019 or 2020. (Coaches – let your youth shooters know this money is available.) Scholarship applications can be found on the Michigan Trapshooting Website (Michigantrap.com), at the MTA home grounds, or by contacting any Hall of Fame Board Member. Please submit your application by the last day (July 7, 2019) of the Michigan State Trapshooting Championships, to be considered for the Scholarship(s) in 2020.

Our annual Silent Auction will be held Thursday through Saturday at the State Shoot. Donations of silent auction items are being accepted now and are appreciated. The MTA is a 501C3 and donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.

We plan to have new museum displays in 2019 so come over to the MTA shoots and check them out.

As previously reported, the existing facilities at the MTA grounds do not provide the appropriate climate control to preserve the Hall of Fame and Museum artifacts, exhibits, and photos. The HOF BOD and MTA BOD continues to work toward future renovations which will provide a permanent Hall of Fame & Museum area to preserve our collection. We are considering ways we can accomplish this goal.

We are asking for your input. If you are a general contractor, electrician, framer, or any other building trade specialist, we would love to hear your ideas and would appreciate your help. Anyone interested in helping with this project is invited to contact a MTA board member or HOF board member.

The MTA HOF & Museum activities would not be possible without the generous donations and support from trapshooters and the volunteers who help with events. Thank You to all who support the MTA Hall of Fame & Museum. Best wishes for a successful 2019 shooting year.

For more information or to make donations to the MTA Hall of Fame & Museum,
contact MTA Board of Directors or MTA Hall of Fame & Museum Board of Directors.
MTA Hall of Fame & Museum Board of Directors:
Sally Telfer
Mike Wilson
Richard Jensen
Jefferson Barber

MTA Hall of Fame Scholarship
The MTA Hall of Fame Scholarship Review Committee is accepting applications for the 2020 scholarships. College-bound high school students who will graduate in 2019 or 2020 may apply. Instructions and Scholarship applications can be found on the Michigan Trapshooting Website (Michigantrap.com), at the MTA home grounds, or by contacting any Hall of Fame Board Member. Please submit your application by the last day (July 7, 2019) of the Michigan State Trapshooting Championships, to be considered for the Scholarship(s) in 2020.
How to Apply