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ASIS Foundation Events

ASIS Foundation

The ASIS Foundation supports global security professionals through scholarships, grants, and research. Attend these Foundation events at GSX and have fun while also giving back to your profession:

Sharpshooter Contest | GSX Exhibit Hall

Tuesday, 10 September – Wednesday, 11 September | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, 12 September | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
(tickets required)

New for 2019! Test your shooting skills and compete for bragging rights and prizes in the new ASIS Foundation laser Sharpshooter Competition sponsored by Smart Simulators and SB Tactical.

This simulated marksmanship competition will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the exhibit hall during GSX show hours. Your $20 donation allows you to compete for more than $500 in prizes to be awarded each day. Register to compete on the day of your choice or on all three days.

A limited number of advance tickets will be available to guarantee your spot in the competition so please register early.

There are three ways to register:

  1. With your GSX advanced conference registration.
  2. On-site when you pick up your conference badge and materials.
  3. At the Foundation booth (if spaces are still available).

If you would prefer to try some laser shooting but not compete, you may do so during the ‘open play’ times each day for a suggested donation of $5 or more. Stop by the ASIS Foundation Booth #2541 during exhibit hall hours, make your donation, and enjoy some target practice—or challenge a friend and see who wins.

All event proceeds benefit the ASIS Foundation and support research, grants and scholarships to benefit security professionals.

Fine print: Competition tickets may be used only for the day designated on the ticket, even if time runs out. It is your responsibility to visit the booth early in the day (don’t wait until the last hour!) to ensure you get the opportunity to compete. No refunds will be given.


When does the competition take place? Do I have to register for a specific time? No, you do not need to choose a specific time, however you do need to choose a specific day. When you register, you will select the day(s) you want to compete. You will then receive a ticket for one competition round and one practice round on the day(s) you have selected. The first 15 minutes of every hour from 11:00 am to the close of the exhibit hall will be available for competition shooting. You may stop by the booth during any of those times and take your shots. All other exhibit hours will be open for noncompetitive ‘free play’ time.

What is included with my donation?
Your donation includes one round of practice (3-5 tries at the current simulation) plus one round of competition (3 tries for highest score) and the opportunity to qualify for daily prizes valued at $100-$500.

How will you determine the winners?
The Smart Simulator equipment can track shooting times to one one-hundredth of a second. A leaderboard in the ASIS Foundation Booth will continuously display the top scores for that day. When the exhibit hall closes, the top scorers of the day will be notified via e-mail that they have won and will receive instructions on how to pick up their prizes.

What is the ASIS Foundation?
Founded as an affiliate of ASIS International in 1966, the ASIS Foundation serves the security industry worldwide through education and practical research. The Foundation awards grants plus more than 120 certification scholarships annually. Donating to the Foundation is an opportunity to give back to security industry colleagues and help them achieve their career goals. Governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees and managed by a full-time staff director, the Foundation is supported by generous gifts from individuals, organizations, and ASIS regions and chapters.