Trapshooting is an expensive sport, no one knows this more than the families of young shooters. The Missouri Trap Association for the past several years has worked very hard to raise money to keep expenses at a minimum. This year (just like the last several years) we are selling raffle tickets with a nice gun as the top prize. New this year, we offered to sell tickts to the kids at a two for one price. The kids can then re-sell both tickets, get their purchase price back and keep the cash from the free second ticket to help with their personal expenses. At yesterday's SCTP shoot in Linn Creek there were several hundred youth shooters. Only 60 tickets were sold/matched, that's less than one in ten who took advantage of this fundraising opportunity. The MTA offers free/discounted targets, shells and entry fees. We have never asked the kids to help in our fund raising in the past. I felt this was a way not only to help the MTA to keep costs down, it will help the teams to raise funds for travel expenses, or whatever else they want to spend it on. I was very disappointed that so few took advantage of a way to help themselves. Do the kids/parents/coaches just expect the clubs to support them?