Field of Dreams
Makayla Scott isn’t just an ordinary teenager. Makayla Scott is an EXTRAordinary teenager, and shooting sports is lucky to have her! A shotgun shooter from White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, Makayla’s positive attitude is contagious and can only be rivaled by her work ethic. Despite her wide smile now, Makayla had a rough start in life, losing her mother to a drug overdose at age 5 and suffering years of neglect and abuse. Finally, at 9, she was united with her forever family, but the uphill battle continued until one day, a broken clay changed her life.
“I always struggled to fit in or find a true place I felt accepted. After failing at virtually every sport I tried out for, my father and brother introduced me to a shotgun,” said Makayla.
Her family never gave up on her, and shooting sports introduced her to a world she didn’t know existed. That investment in her and a love for shotgun sports has created a platform for Makayla to share her success with others and grow the sport along the way. Makayla not only mentors young shotgun shooters and founded her small community’s first-ever SCTP team, but she also led the charge to build a range in her father’s backyard because there wasn’t a place to shoot. This range, appropriately called the ‘Field of Dreams,’ was a recipient of a Range Development cash grant from MidwayUSA Foundation in 2021. Along with us, several other peers in the outdoor industry have gravitated to Makayla’s enthusiastic personality and provided sponsorship opportunities. MidwayUSA Foundation supporters, CZ-USA, MEC Outdoors, and SSP Eyewear all work with Makayla and support the Field of Dreams.