As a coach for a high school team, and board member for our 501(c)(3) club that governs the team, the guys that would want to donate to a youth shooting team, or group, that's a great idea. As a coach, you see so many kids come to shoot, with guns that have problems, won't fit properly, wore out, all sorts of things. Sometimes even a parent will sign a kid up, and it's a single parent, who just financially doesn't have the means for it. But alot of us coaches will bring an extra gun, or one of our guns for a kid to use. You always have a handful of kids every year, that will need a gun, or something of that nature. So having your gun appraised, and then donating it to a youth program is a great idea.
Our program actually raises funds, so at the end of the spring season, we try to purchase 2-3 guns to give away to some of the kids that truly need them. Last year, we gave away 2 guns, and on our "fun night" when we gave them away, 1 of the winners was gone at basic training, and the other winner was there. The kid that was there, we fitted the gun to him as best we could, and he went out and shot 4 rounds of trap with it right away. Kid was so happy and excited! And it took a huge burden off of his family, as they have 4 boys, and 3 of them were in trap, and this spring the youngest one is old enough to join.
And with Joe's gun control agenda he's pushing, now more than ever, we need more and more people getting involved with shooting sports, to get more of a voice against his radical agenda!