Trooper Island Camp for underprivileged children gets boost from NRA

Trooper Island Camp Kentucky State Police

Fairfax, Virginia – A NRA Foundation grant has allowed Trooper Island Camp, a summer camp developed by the Kentucky State Police for underprivileged children, to purchase $2,700 worth of equipment for their shooting sports program.

“I can’t say enough about what this camp offers at-risk and disadvantaged kids across the state,” said John Larowe, Kentucky NRA Field Representative. “Many of the kids at Trooper Island have never had the opportunity to catch a fish or fire a gun before, and the camp provides a safe, fun and inspiring introduction to activities like these.”

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Northern California Boy Scouts receive shotgun merit badge equipment from NRA Foundation grant

Boy Scout Troop 1855 in Folsom, California, with their NRA Foundation grant

Fairfax, Virginia - Boy Scout Troop 1855 of Folsom, California, now has equipment for its shotgun merit badge program thanks to a NRA Foundation grant.

The troop, which formed in the 1990s through a group of parent volunteers, applied for the $8,500 grant to purchase shotguns, ammunition, clay targets, an electric thrower, and all the necessary safety equipment like eye and ear protection - in other words everything you need for some shotgun sports fun. Money for the grant was raised by members of the community at local Friends of NRA banquets, grassroots events for the shooting sports that bring firearms enthusiasts together for a night of fun, food, and fundraising.

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Safe, smart firearm storage to benefit shooting sports programs around the US

SecureIt Tactical donates 300 Falcon Fast Box gun safes to NRA

Fairfax, Virginia - SecureIt Tactical, manufacturers of modular, component-based firearms storage solutions, has donated 300 Falcon Fast Box gun safes, valued at $100,000, to NRA’s Law Enforcement Division and The NRA Foundation, America’s leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports.

“We are very excited to work with the NRA to promote our shared goals of safety, security and personal freedom,” said SecureIt Tactical President Tom Kubiniec. “While the Fast Box is quickly being adopted by firearms enthusiasts and law enforcement, everyday citizens concerned about personal safety and security benefit the most from our efficient and practical solution to firearm storage.”

Donated Falcon Fast Boxes will be made available at select Friends of NRA banquets this fall and funds raised are expected to exceed the donated value. Proceeds will be distributed to local, state, and national shooting sports programs through NRA Foundation grants. Additionally, Falcon Fast Boxes will be awarded as prizes for Law Enforcement competitions throughout the year.

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Funds to help pay for Girls, Guys and Guns Day and Junior Rifle Program

Franklin Revolver & Rifle Association members Don Richard, Charlotte Richard, Helen Swingle, Club President Chuck Hughes and Friends of NRA Chairperson Maria Alampi
Shown accepting the $500 Grant Check are Franklin Revolver & Rifle Association members Don Richard, Charlotte Richard, Helen Swingle, Club President Chuck Hughes and Friends of NRA Chairperson Maria Alampi. - Photo from The News Advertiser

Fairfax, Virginia - The National Rifle Association hands out millions of dollars in grants every year. Some, of course, are bigger than others. The purpose of each grant is the same - to promote the shooting sports. Whether for ammo or guns or travel or range improvements, each dollar helps at least one shooter out there get that much better as their craft.

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$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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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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Use NRA Grants to improve the safety and quality of your range

Georgia DNR Commissioner Mark Williams has first shot at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center Shotgun Range opening

Fairfax, Virginia - Just because we’re only halfway through the summer of 2014 doesn’t mean you can relax. Sure there’s time for beach, barbecues, lazy days and getaways, but if you want to take care of your range this year then you better get on the ball. Why is that? Because your application for an NRA Range Grant is due August 1.

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From the Arizona Game and Fish Department - AZ Game and Fish offers $75,000 in grants for hunting

Program is for not-for-profit local conservation groups, clubs and organizations

AZ Game and Fish offers $75,000 in grants for teaching people how to hunt Phoenix, Arizona - The Arizona Game and Fish Department is budgeting $75,000 in grant funding for local sportsmen's groups or organizations that will host public programs or events that teach people how to hunt and the role hunters play in wildlife conservation in Arizona.

“The Local Sportsmen’s Group Grant is perfect for organizations that are looking to start or expand introductory hunting programs in their communities but lack the funding,” said Doug Burt, hunting and shooting sports program manager of Arizona Game and Fish. “This grant program is an investment in the local organizations that, day-in and day-out, are teaching people how to be safe, ethical and responsible hunter-conservationists.”

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