After attending the opening ceremony of the photographic exhibition called "The Italian tradition of Olympic Shotgun shooting 1956-2016", who took place on March 15th, the group of students subscribed for a free trial scheduled on April 5th.

During the day, the students were followed by specialized instructors and by some of Fiocchi's most successful shooters, like four-time Olympic medalist Giovanni Pellielo, San Marino's sisters Alessandra and Arianna Perilli, World Cup medalist Mauro De Filippis and by a fellow student of the same Urbino University, Gian Marco Berti.

With them, also the coach of the Italian Double Trap National Team, Mirco Cenci, and Valerio Staffelli, tv personality, big fan of Shotgun shooting and Fiocchi ambassador.

After arriving early in the morning, the one hundred boys and girls attended a theory class, where they were taught the most important technical and safety rules. Then they were split in three groups, taking turns on the shooting stations and trying Shotgun shooting for their first time ever.

"We're very proud of this initiative, it shows that there's a lot of curiosity for our wonderful sport — said Mr. Marzio Maccacaro, Commercial Director of Fiocchi Munizioni — These kids have a contagious passion, and it gives us the strength to continue on the path we chose."

Students and teachers, most of them being at their first experience with shooting sport, were very satisfied as well, and two of the debuting shooters also crushed all the targets they shot, astonishing everyone in the shooting range.

"Our boys and girls need this type of experience. We're very proud to give our contribution in spreading the sport activity among students — concluded Mr. Maccacaro during his final speech — The promotion of our discipline has to be constant, and it has to involve all the stakeholders of this industry: companies, associations, schools and federation. Fiocchi is not going to stop, we will continue doing our part."

The event was conceived by Fiocchi Foundation for the promotion of sport in the Italian universities, and after involving Milan Polytechnic and Urbino University, it will stop in Piemonte.