$8,000 NRA Foundation Grant helps shooting sports in the Texas Panhandle

Dallam County, Texas, 4-H Rifle Team receives NRA Foundation Grant

Dalhart, Texas - The Dallam County 4-H Shooting Sports Rifle Team of Dalhart, Texas, has recently benefited from Friends of NRA fundraising. On March 13, 2014, the local 4-H office received notification that the grant request submitted in November by a member of the Dallam Parent Leaders Association was approved by the Texas State Fund Committee and the Board of Trustees for the NRA Foundation, Inc.

Not only do these grants provide monetary support, but they also help to build valuable relationships within the shooting sports and Friend of NRA communities. Some valuable connections were made during the grant process this year at the local, state and national level. This year Dallam County 4-H Shooting Sports Rifle Team will receive a rifle and equipment valued at $8,343.21.

Under the instruction of Kelly McMurry and Martin Dettle of Dalhart, the Dallam County 4-H Shooting Sports Team, which competes in 3-position small-bore rifle, now has room to grow in numbers of participants and coaches. Our local team had one coach and seven members in 2013. We added a second coach earlier this year, and we hope to see our numbers continue to grow. The team will now have more equipment available for teaching and practicing and we hope it will have greater success in the upcoming district competition on May 9-10, 2014, in Amarillo.

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$10,000 grant to NRA Foundation to aid in equipment and training for NRA hunter education program

Colorado's Junior Youth Hunter Education Challenge team arrives in New Mexico

Fairfax, Virginia – The NRA Foundation recently received a generous grant from the Houston Safari Club to support the Youth Hunter Education Challenge, our program for advanced outdoor skills and safety training for young hunters.

"The NRA Foundation is grateful for the partnership and continued support of Houston Safari Club. Houston Safari Club's grant will allow the continued growth and enhancement of the YHEC program for the next generation of hunters," stated Wayne Sheets, Executive Director, The NRA Foundation.

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Support The NRA Foundation and our Second Amendment rights every time you shop on Amazon

Landon Fellhoelter of Ness City, Kansas takes a shot at Camp Thunder on NRAblog

Fairfax, Virginia - The NRA Foundation, America's leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports, is now a part of AmazonSmile.

What's AmazonSmile? It's a philanthropy program that contributes a portion of your Amazon.com purchase to a charity of your choice. And there's no additional cost passed on to you. Amazon takes the donation out of their end and will continue to offer its vast selection of products at the same low prices you've come to expect.

Nearly one million charities are featured on AmazonSmile, but with the addition of The NRA Foundation, there's no better organization to support firearm-related public interest activities that promote fun and safety and encourage the next generation of firearms enthusiasts.

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Generous grants from local Friends of NRA events make all the difference for junior rifle shooters

Four Years Fly By, by Peter Lawless - NRA Foundation grants

Four Years Fly By, by Peter Lawless, NRA Event Support Coordinator, reprinted from Traditions Quarter 2: 2014

Deep in the mountains of southwest Virginia, Franklin County High School is home to one of the most highly awarded Air Force JROTC marksmanship programs in the country.

In 2010 the unit started its first Sporter Air Rifle team with six positions, which practiced by shooting single pump air rifles at pellet traps set on top of milk crates. Four short years later, the team boasts national records and championship titles, and it has grown to 24 positions in three Sporter teams and a newly formed Precision team.

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NRA Foundation supports grant funding to state or local law enforcement agencies, accredited schools and qualified, nonprofit organizations

Arnold Jr. Shooters, is from Arnold Junior Shooters, Inc., Kirkwood, Missouri.
Arnold Jr. Shooters from Kirkwood, Missouri, recently received a grant from the NRA Foundation.

Fairfax, Virginia - The NRA Foundation is the country's foremost charitable organization serving the shooting sports and safeguarding the exercise of our Second Amendment rights. Since its inception in 1990 The Foundation has awarded over 32,000 grants totaling more than $230 million. Grants benefit programs such as youth education, law enforcement training, hunter education, historical firearms, conservation, firearms and marksmanship training and safety, and much more.

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Funds to pay for rifles, arrows, targets and more for Texas youth group

Baylor County 4-H coach holds a check from the NRA Foundation Fairfax, Virginia - You hardly ever hear about positive stories and the NRA. The ones where the National Rifle Association awards scholarships, recognizes a deserving individual or assists a local youth group. Which is exactly why we're tell you the story of Baylor County's 4-H program.

A hardworking local outfit that runs summer camps, teaches leadership, brings their brightest to events like the Star of Texas and Rodeo Houston Stock Shows. Last year they applied for a number of NRA Foundation Grants ... they received two.

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$1,000 scholarships distributed to students for outstanding academics and participation in shooting sports

A 2013 NRA Youth Education Summit participant receives a $1,000 college scholarship

The NRA Foundation is the country's leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports. Since its formation in 1990, The NRA Foundation has awarded thousands of grants in support of educational programs thanks to the hundreds of millions of dollars raised through the Friends of NRA grassroots fundraising program. Katie Jones of the Douglas County Friends of NRA committee in Oregon recently shared a great story with us about one such grant.

Roseburg, Oregon - May 1, 2014 - The Oregon Friends of NRA is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 scholarship competition. Each of the students have earned a $1,000 scholarship to be used toward college or technical school expenses.

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Educating our future generations on our rights to bear arms

NRA Foundation-funded junior rifle team at the NRA National Matches in Camp Perry, Ohio

Fairfax, Virginia - The NRA Institute for Legislative Action isn't the only part of our large organization that protects America's shooting traditions. In this piece by NRA Event Support Coordinator Peter Lawess, we learn how a different section of the NRA does its part for our freedoms.

Defending Freedom through Education: How NRA's non-political branch protects the Second Amendment

In recent years, droves of NRA members and supporters across the country have joined in an effort to halt the legislative attacks on our Second Amendment rights. Many have voiced their opinions, solicited signatures for petitions, advocated for political candidates, and shared news and information. Seeing as the NRA is the country’s oldest civil rights organization and known for its acceptance of political discourse, many are unaware or confused that there is a strictly non-political branch of the National Rifle Association: The NRA Foundation and its fundraising arm, Friends of NRA. Knowing the difference between the activities of the National Rifle Association and The NRA Foundation is necessary to fully understand the organization of the NRA and its mission to protect the right to keep and bear arms.

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NRA supporters raise money for future of America's shooting sports in Indianapolis

2014 National NRA Foundation Banquet & Auction at the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana - A few thousand NRA members gathered in Indianapolis' massive Lucas Oil Stadium last night to raise money for the future of America's shooting sports traditions. They were there for the National NRA Foundation Banquet & Auction, the unofficial kickoff event of the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits.

Guests are treated to a night of food, fun, and fundraising knowing that 100% of the money raised will go towards local, state, and national shooting sports interest. From clubs that need equipment, to constructing new shooting ranges, to funding programs like Eddie Eagle GunSafe that keep our children safer, The NRA Foundation is the leading charitable organization in support of America's shooting heritage.

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