Receive priority status on range grants as a member of the NRA Gold Medal Club

NRA Gold Medal Club

Fairfax, Virginia - Is your organization an outstanding member of the shooting sports community? Does it go above and beyond in striving to meet the NRA's goals? Apply to join the NRA Gold Medal Club.

Why?

How about preferential treatment received when requesting a NRA Range Grant - a $5,000 award for the acquisition, development, and improvement of shooting facilities. When you're a Gold Medal Club member, your Range Grant application is automatically moved to the front of the line.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to apply or renew your club for the NRA Gold Medal Award! Whether you're applying for the first time or renewing your status, paperwork is due by February, 15, 2014.

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Apply now for NRA Foundation grants to support educational shooting sports programs

San Diego Junior Pheasant Hunt receives their NRA Foundation grants

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

NRA Foundation CFO Rick Tedrick judges 2013 Miss Montana pageant

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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Arizona business says contribution is "important to all of us at the core of the current debate on gun control"

Youth Ambassador Breanna Lincoski with Eddie Eagle.Tuscon, Arizona Late last year, NRA's Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program reached an important milestone; 26 million kids. That's 26 million pre-k through 3rd graders who sang along and learned Eddie's lifesaving message of "Stop! Don't Touch! Leave the Area. Tell an Adult."

Thanks to that message, along with the coloring books, DVDs and other instructional items that come along with it, America's accidental firearm fatality rates have fallen steadily for decades.

The program centers around the Eddie Eagle mascot costume. Available to law enforcement agencies only, the costume captures the children's attention and draws them in. Problem is that the costume isn't cheap.

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King City Friends of NRA experiences biggest year ever after reaching the $100,000 milestone

Boy Scouts receive a $55,000 grant from the King City California Friends of NRA

King City, California - Last weekend the King City Friends of NRA of King City, California raised an astounding $100,000 at their annual banquet. The committee has consistently brought in $50,000 - $75,000 for years and surged to $75,000 - $100,000 in 2012, but this is the first time they have passed the $100,000 mark. It is a huge milestone for the group and they are extremely proud of the accomplishment.

The committee made history in another way last year when they gave $55,000 to a local Boy Scout camp. The grant was the largest ever awarded to a group in Central California.

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Money to be matched 3:1 with federal funds

 The McMiller Range is one of three state-run ranges in Wisconsin to receive a grant from the NRA Public Range Fund.

A state-run shooting range located in northern Wisconsin’s Iron County will undergo improvements to expand opportunities and make the range safer thanks to a nearly $15,000 donation from the National Rifle Association’s Public Range Fund Grant Program.
 
Keith Warnke, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) hunting and shooting sport coordinator, accepted a check in the amount of $14,700 from the NRA late last year for the Snaketrack Public Shooting Range project.

This was the third grant awarded by the NRA Public Range Fund in 2012 for upgrading public ranges in Wisconsin. The first two, each for $25,000, were for the Yellowstone Lake State Park range in Lafayette County and the McMiller Range in the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest.

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Get your grant application moved to the top of the pile as an NRA Gold Medal Club

NRA Gold Medal Club Fairfax, Virginia - What have you been waiting for?

It's the last day. The closing day. The final day that you can register as an NRA Gold Medal Club for 2013. Why do that ... a number of reason.

Just ask the folks at the Cumberland Riflemen in Millville, New Jersey or the Minnesota's So is the Northwestern Gun Club in Duluth. Both will tell you about the sense of pride and satisfaction that comes with achieving such a goal.

Then there are great outfits like the River City Rifle & Pistol Club in Mason City, Iowa and the White Oak Rod & Gun Club in North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania that have been with the program for a while now too. All doing great work helping to advance America's long tradition of excelling at the shooting sports.

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NRA brings 140 years of competitive shooting experience to partner up with the National High School Rodeo Association

NRA and National High School Rodeo Association partner up for shooting event

The National High School Rodeo Association has been working hand in hand with the National Rifle Association for years now. A good example is the Brownells/NRA Youth Shooting Sports Ambassadors — a program that offers participants a wide array of benefits including travel opportunities and the chance to meet national shooting celebrities.

But the relationship runs deeper than that. Combining their participants love of rodeo and the shooting sports, these two organizations have created the fastest growing youth program at the NRA.

Once a year, a collective group of elite youths gather for the National High School Rodeo Association around the NHSRA (NHSRA) Finals. Having been labeled as one of the fastest growing youth organizations is notorious for providing non-stop action packed events for any cowboy enthusiast.

Since evolving from an idea started over 60 years ago by Claude Mullins, a native Texan educator who was a big fan of the rodeo sport, the NHSRA has drawn the attention of over 10,500 students.

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Awards $5,000 in college scholarships from funds raised at Friends of NRA events

Half of all money raised at Friends of NRA events goes back to the states they originated from. Who decides what to do with that money? Special State Fund Committees. These groups appropriate grants to organizations all over the state to improve the local shooting sports. The new issue of Traditions Magazine has a great story about the Oregon State Fund Committee helping youth shooters reach for their dreams by awarding college scholarships.

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Traveling from the far corners of the state of Oregon, volunteers and committee members gathered for the annual Oregon Friends of NRA State Fund Committee meeting earlier this year. It was over casual conversation with members of the committee where an idea was generated to make an impact among the youth in Oregon.

It has been the mission of the Friends of NRA program and The NRA Foundation to look to the youth when determining how to allocate funds raised. We all know that the future of the shooting sports rests in the generation that always comes next. This is exactly why programs like 4H, junior ROTC, Youth Outdoor days and Youth Hunter Education Challenge (Y.H.E.C.) are among the most consistently supported by NRA Foundation grants.

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