Single largest firearms contribution in NRA Foundation history raises $75,000

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

Fairfax, Virginia - Century International Arms, Inc., helped out this year's NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Indianapolis in a big way. The generous firearms manufacturer donated 41 guns to the NRA Foundation, which went on to bring in a combined $75,000 from the National NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction and the popular Wall of Guns raffle.

“The NRA Foundation has never received a donation like this before. We were overwhelmed by Century Arms’ generosity,” said Western Regional Director of NRA Field Operations Brad Kruger, who organized the donation. “The inclusion of these firearms helped this year’s NRA Annual Meetings to be the most successful in The NRA Foundation’s 24 years.”

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Support the NRA and the shooting sports at Friends of NRA dinners in Arizona, New Hampshire, Wyoming, 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.

If you haven't made it to one of our tables yet, fear not.

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Support the NRA and the shooting sports at Friends of NRA dinners in Alaska, Ohio, Wyoming 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 the next week. There aren't as many events this next week because of Memorial Day weekend coming up people all over the country wanting a quick vacation. But there are still plenty of chances to have some fun supporting the shooting sports.

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 Idaho, Maine, South Carolina 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.

If you haven't made it to one of our tables yet, don't worry. There are more than 1,000 Friends of NRA banquets held throughout the country each year.

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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? Don't worry, there's a good chance that one is coming up in your area. Check the Friends of NRA website for the full list of this year's dinners to help you plan.

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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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Support the NRA and the shooting sports at Friends of NRA dinners in Arkansas, Montana, Oregon 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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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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