$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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Support the NRA at dinners in Georgia, Minnesota, Nevada and more than a dozen other states

Friends of NRA

Fairfax, Virginia - Courtesy of Event Marketing and Communications Manager Nicole McMahon, here are the Friends of NRA banquets for this next week.

At Friends of NRA events, you can find friendly, generous people who gather out of their love of the Second Amendment to raise money for the shooting sports. Here, you'll find unique, collectible NRA gear that attendees can win in raffles and games, or bid for in auctions.

Don't see a banquet near you on the list below? There are a little over 150 events left in the 2014 season, but you still have a good chance of finding one in your area. Check the Friends of NRA website for a list of dinners by state. If there's still nothing nearby, the 2015 season and its more than 1,000 banquets is right around the corner.

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Support the NRA and the shooting sports at Friends of NRA dinners in Alabama, Alaska, Michigan and more

Friends of NRA

Fairfax, Virginia - Friends of NRA banquets have brought Second Amendment supporters together for more than 20 years now under one goal: ensuring the future of America's shooting sports.

With more than 1,000 banquets being held annually by dedicated volunteers like you, the funds raised at Friends of NRA banquets make a real difference. Half of all money raised at a banquet goes right back into grants for local shooting sports programs and the other half supports programs with a national scope. Besides all the good they do, they're a whole lot of fun.

If you haven't attended a banquet, try one out. Below are the banquets coming up this next week, but you can visit the Friends of NRA website and see what's coming up in your neck of the woods.

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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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Support the NRA and the shooting sports at Friends of NRA dinners in Illinois, New Mexico, Wisconsin, and more

Friends of NRA

Fairfax, Virginia - Straight from the NRA's Event Marketing and Communications Manager, Nicole McMahon, here's a big update of Friends of NRA banquets coming up this next week.

Friends of NRA banquets are full of great people who support the Second Amendment and want to raise money for local, state and national shooting sports programs. Each event is run by our absolutely dedicated volunteers. Without their help, Friends of NRA would not be able to have such reach across the country or make as much of an impact on the future of our shooting sports heritage as we do today.

About 200 banquets will be held between now and the end of the year. Some areas of the country are done until 2015, but there's a good chance at least one banquet is coming up in your region. Click on your state on the Friends of NRA map to see what's coming up near you.

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Support the NRA and the shooting sports at Friends of NRA dinners in Arkansas, Nebraska, South Carolina and more

Friends of NRA

Fairfax, Virginia - Courtesy of NRA's Event Marketing and Communications Manager Nicole McMahon, here are the Friends of NRA events for this next week.

At Friends of NRA dinners you're surrounded by friendly, generous people who gather out of their appreciation for the Second Amendment and desire to help our country's shooting sports heritage. Banquets feature games, raffles, auctions and more all to raise money for shooting sports programs at the national, state and local levels.

Wondering what types of exclusive NRA gear you'll find at Friends of NRA banquets? Check out the 2014 merchandise package.

Find the nearest banquets to you on the Friends of NRA website to help plan which banquet, or banquets, you will attend this year.

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Support the NRA and the shooting sports at Friends of NRA dinners in California, Louisiana, Michigan and over a dozen other states

Friends of NRA

Fairfax, Virginia - Friends of NRA banquets have brought Second Amendment supporters together for more than 20 years now under one goal: ensuring the future of America's shooting sports.

With more than 1,000 banquets being held annually by dedicated volunteers like you, the funds raised at Friends of NRA banquets make a real difference. Half of all money raised at a banquet goes right back into grants for local shooting sports programs and the other half supports programs with a national scope. Besides all the good they do, they're a whole lot of fun.

If you haven't attended a banquet, try one out. Below are the banquets coming up this next week, but you can visit the Friends of NRA website and see what's coming up in your neck of the woods.

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Help pass America's shooting sports heritage to the next generation with Friends of NRA

Friends of NRA Volunteers of the Year at the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting in Houston

Fairfax, Virginia - Each year Friends of NRA, the grassroots fundraising program, shatters its old annual record for monies raised. Tens of millions of dollars from all across the United States are donated year after year to help youth shooting sports, range development, women's instructional shooting, firearm safety courses, hunter training programs, and so much more.

And none of it would be possible without the thousands of volunteers who donate their time to the program.

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