The Crystal Bolling Fund &
GA SCTP Educational Scholarship Fund
SPC Crystal Diane Bolling of Powder Springs, Ga., died following a work-related accident at the Ft Campbell, KY, US Army base June 11, 2007. She was 22 at the time and was born August 12, 1984.
Ms Bolling was in her first year of registered shooting and had fired at more than 1,000 singles targets. She had just broken her first 25 straight on the last field of the Tennessee Singles Championship event at the 2007 Tennessee State Shoot the weekend before her accident.
SPC Bolling entered the Army in 2004 and was an ammunition specialist assigned to 3/5 Platoon, E Company, 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. She had served a year in Iraq from September 06, 2005 through September 10, 2006. She received numerous awards and decorations which include: the Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), the Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Service Ribbon.
In her memory, her parents have started a GA SCTP Education Scholarship Fund. The First Recipient of this award was Chelsea Vinson, at the Georgia State Trapshooting Tournament in May.
The Crystal Bolling Fund
The Crystal Bolling Fund was established from donations in lieu of flowers. The money from these donations was contributed to the Scholastic Trapshooting Program. A $500 educational grant awarded to the High Female Junior or Sub Junior at the Georgia State Trapshoot was an afterthought of Diane and Mike, Crystal's parents. But it was a great idea!
Donations are still being accepted that will further help young shooters with some of the costs to compete at the Georgia State Shoot. The Crystal Bolling Grant is going to continue as a yearly award at the State Shoot.
If you would like to contribute to the Crystal Bolling Fund your donation can be sent to Mike and Diane Bolling, 5244 Amber Drive, Powder Springs, GA 30127. Checks can be made payable to the Crystal Bolling Fund.