Special SR1911, the one millionth Ruger produced in 2012, being auctioned for The NRA Foundation
Indianapolis, Indiana - A one of a kind 1911, the one millionth gun produced by Sturm, Ruger & Company Inc. in 2012, will be on display at the National NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction on Thursday, April 24 in Indianapolis. Proceeds from the event, which kicks off the 2014 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits, will go to ensuring the future of America’s shooting sports traditions.
After becoming the first commercial manufacturer to ship one million firearms over a twelve month period in 2011, there were doubts that Ruger could reach the milestone a second time. But the one millionth gun of 2012, a SR1911, came off the assembly line on August 15, and Ruger CEO and President Mike Fifer had special plans for the occasion. The pistol was handed to Baron Engraving to give this collector’s item a truly unique design.
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First Henry rifle made in 150 years and original Henry rifle to be auctioned at NRA Annual Meetings
Indianapolis, Indiana – A legendary Henry lever-action rifle and serial number one of the new Original Henry rifle line will be auctioned together for the National NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction on Thursday, April 24 in Indianapolis thanks to a donation by Henry Repeating Arms. The pair joins an incredible fundraising event which will raise money for the future of America’s shooting traditions and kick off the 2014 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits.
"Henry’s generous support over the last two decades has been vital to The NRA Foundation's success at its national events,” said John DaSilva, NRA’s Director of Industry Partnerships. “We are honored to have the opportunity to auction these historically rich Henry rifles at this year’s NRA Foundation Banquet and raise money for the next generation of shooting sports enthusiasts."
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Live auction showcase item at NRA Foundation Banquet kicks off 2014 NRA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana - Fish, hunt or joyride in style with a one-of-a-kind NRA-themed center console boat by Diamondback, the live auction showcase item of the National NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction on April 24, 2014, in Indianapolis.
The entirely custom 22’ x 9’ center console boat is powered by a Suzuki 4 stroke 150 HP engine and 3-blade stainless steel propeller, offering superior handling and performance. Its NRA-themed wrap around the frame adds unique character while showing off your support of safe and competent gun ownership. Additional features for this unique center drive boat include custom Diamondback T-top with 4 rod holders, Sony CD Player and 4 Wet Sound Speakers, Yeti cooler, anti-foiling bottom, boarding ladder, lockable storage, Rhino Lined Nonslip deck and more. Finally, the boat is paired with a Ram-Lin tandem torsion axle aluminum trailer to ease with transportation.
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Pennsylvania's capital comes out strong to raise money for the future of the shooting sports
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - Food, fun, and fundraising. That's what the NRA Foundation advertises for its more than 1,000 Friends of NRA banquets held throughout the United States each year. And that was exactly what guests got at last night's inaugural NRA Foundation Banquet at the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
A precursor of what to expect at the National NRA Foundation Banquet & Auction at this year's NRA Annual Meetings in Indianapolis, last night's banquet featured the all new 2014 Friends of NRA merchandise package along with a few extra special items you wouldn't find anywhere else.
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Join the national celebration of our great tradition of generosity on #GivingTuesday
Fairfax, Virginia - Whether through volunteering your time or attending a banquet, the support of your local Friends of NRA program is one of the best ways of giving to The NRA Foundation, America's leading charity in support of the shooting sports.
Today marks the global gift giving initiative known as #GivingTuesday. After last week's day of giving thanks and two days of shopping deals, #GivingTuesday is a day to give back to the people who matter.
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NRA scholarship for female conservation enthusiasts now accepting applications
Fairfax, Virginia - If you're a young lady enrolled in a college wildlife management or conservation program, you can receive financial aid from the National Rifle Association.
Established in 2005 by the NRA’s Women’s Policies Committee and administered through The NRA Foundation, the Women's Wildlife Management/Conservation Scholarship is dedicated to assisting women looking for careers in conservation.
Previous winners of the scholarship have shown a devotion to a future in wildlife conservation, have had extensive field work and have been active with outdoor organizations.
Interested? Scholarship applicants must be full-time female college juniors or seniors majoring in wildlife management/conservation who maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0. If you're a past scholarship winner, you can reapply for even more aid! Check out the criteria, supporting materials, general information and the link for the online application at http://wwmcs.nra.org/.
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Apply now for NRA Foundation grants to support educational shooting sports programs
Fairfax, Virginia - The NRA Foundation, the country's leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports, has begun accepting applications for its 2014 grant cycle.
Since its creation in 1990, the NRA Foundation has given more than $210 million to assist shooting sports-related programs with developing, expanding, and enhancing their educational curricula to deliver valuable services to millions of Americans. The NRA Foundation supports these organizations to ensure the continuation of our country's proud shooting and hunting heritage.
Here's where you come in. Does your organization need new equipment, materials, or wants to make renovations? Go to the NRA Foundation's website and apply for a grant.
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Gets twofer helping NRA Foundation grant recipients and crowning new Miss Montana
Glendive, Montana - For more than 25 years, Rick Tedrick, CFO of the NRA Foundation, has been involved with judging the Miss America pageant. Beginning with local pageants in Maryland where he worked for Ernst & Young - who audits the pageant - Tedrick has remained involved nationally despite his demanding job here at the NRA.
"It would almost be easier to list the states I haven't judged in," Tedrick says with a chuckle.
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