Home of the Davie County 4H Shooting Sports Club
Tom Cowden Youth Shooting Sports was established in 2012 in memory and honor of our beloved son and big brother Thomas "Tom" Cowden. Tom was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer just after his 13th Birthday and died a little over 2 years later after fighting so bravely. Tom endured multiple surgeries, Radiation Therapy, Chemotherapy and more than any child should ever endure!
Tom loved scouting, 4-H, animals, video games and anything that could produce a projectile. With those things in mind we started TCYSS to provide area kids with opportunities to learn firearm and archery safety and skills that they can use throughout their lives. We created and maintain a shooting range with a rifle/pistol range, archery range and a shotgun field for Trap, 5-Stand and Wingshooting Scenarios. TCYSS supports and hosts the Davie County 4-H Shooting Sports Club, A Scholastic Clay Target Program Team, 4-H Summer Fun Day Programs and works with other organizations that work with youth, including area Wildlife Teams. We provide high quality firearms and archery instruction with an emphasis on Safety. We offer Hunter Education Courses and welcome all youth between the ages of 8-18 regardless of race, creed, religious affiliation, national origin or ability to pay. In fact, to date TCYSS has worked with hundreds of kids without ever charging or requiring any fees or dues. TCYSS is supported entirely from gifts, donations and grants. TCYSS has no paid or financially compensated employees. All instructors are certified through the NRA, 4-H and or NC WRC and work solely as volunteers. We have no political affiliations or objectives. Our Mission is simply Positive Youth Development through Youth Shooting Sports.
Tom Cowden Youth Shooting Sports is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, with Federal Tax Exemption pending. If you or your organization are interested in sponsoring our programs please use our Contacts page to contact us.
You can also donate through YouCaring.com using the link below, https://www.youcaring.com/TCYSS