Henry President Anthony Imperato calls first responders, veterans, and active military to stage in Nashville for special recognition
Nashville, Tennessee - Last night's National NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction in Nashville was the unofficial kick off party for this weekend's 144th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits. The night of food, fun, and firearms, brought hundreds of Second Amendment supporters out to raise money for the future of America's shooting sports through both silent and live auctions in addition to fun raffles and games.
The night was also a time to recognize the freedoms we enjoy in our great country and the people who help protect them. Which is why in between the games and auctions, the banquet paused for a few moments as Anthony Imperato, President of Henry Repeating Arms, took to the stage for a special presentation.
More on Henry Repeating Arms' special presentation to American heroes at the NRA Annual Meetings...
A dinner with fellow firearms enthusiasts at the world's largest sports and outdoor show
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - More than 300 sportsmen and sportswomen came out to Thursday night's Second Annual NRA Foundation Banquet at the Great American Outdoor Show to raise money for shooting sports programs in the greater Harrisburg area, the entire state of Pennsylvania, and on the national level.
More on the Great American Outdoor Show's NRA Foundation Banquet ...
Have fun supporting the shooting sports at the Great American Outdoor Show's NRA Foundation Banquet and Wall of Guns thanks to Henry Repeating Arms
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania– If you're headed to this year's Feb. 7-15 Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA, two great ways to have some fun are at the NRA Foundation's Wall of Guns raffle running each day of the show and the NRA Foundation Banquet on Feb. 12. Both of these exciting events are sponsored by Henry Repeating Arms, longtime friend of the NRA.
“We are proud to announce Henry Repeating Arms as our National NRA Foundation banquet sponsor,” said Director of Volunteer Fundraising Sarah Engeset. “We truly appreciate the continued generosity Henry Repeating Arms has shown to The NRA Foundation through national donations and sponsorships. This year’s event sponsorship is another example of their dedication to supporting shooting sports traditions in America.”
More on NRA Foundation events at the Great American Outdoor Show ...
Century Arms donates custom chopper to the NRA Foundation
Behind the scenes look on Outdoor Channel's NRA All Access
Las Vegas, Nevada - One thing you you’re sure to find at every SHOT Show is something new. A new trigger, new barrel, or new gun to set the shooting world on fire. Or, in the case of the National Rifle Association, a new bike.
Designed by the world class production crew over at Orange County Choppers, the NRA debuted an OCC-styled Pro Street bike with bullet-like appearance adorned in a matte gunmetal and black paint job on SHOT Show 2015’s opening day... find out more about Orange County Chopper's NRA-themed custom bike at SHOT Show
Trooper Island Camp for underprivileged children gets boost from NRA
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.”
More on The NRA Foundation's grant to Trooper Island Camp ...
Can Friends of NRA raise $25,000 on Giving Tuesday? Not without you!
Fairfax, Virginia - This Tuesday, December 2 is #GivingTuesday, the global fundraising day dedicated to generosity and giving back during the holiday season.
After Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and before the rest of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday is the opportunity to give back and help out. Friends of NRA and its volunteers work hard year-round to raise funds for the shooting sports and this Giving Tuesday they're challenging you to help in a BIG way. The goal? Raise $25,000 for the shooting sports in one day.
More on Friends of NRA and Giving Tuesday 2014 ...
Louisiana State University students help handicapped hunters get back in the field with The NRA Foundation
Fairfax, Virginia – The NRA Foundation is proud to support Louisiana State University’s Mobile Marksman Project, a system developed by the LSU Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design Program to help high level quadriplegics to participate in the shooting sports. The nearly $2,200 grant funded the 2014 system, the team’s final design iteration.
Created in 2009, the Mobile Marksman Project is a manually-controlled shooting platform that allows handicapped hunters to aim and fire a mounted firearm with head-tracking software and a small tube that is activated with a puff of air. Capstone Design Instructor Capt. Dave Giurintano and the Mobile Marksman team worked with high-level quadriplegics to address system requirements and create a lightweight, portable system that is simple to use and enjoy. Recent additions include recoil-absorbing legs and a rail-mounted camera that displays the crosshairs and target on a high-resolution digital screen.
More on The NRA Foundation supporting LSU's Mobile Marksman Project ...
Northern California Boy Scouts receive shotgun merit badge equipment from 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.
More on the NRA Foundation grant to Boy Scout Troop 1855 ...
High school seniors receive financial aid for higher education thanks to The NRA Foundation
Fairfax, Virginia – The NRA Foundation is proud to announce the 15 beneficiaries of the Oregon Friends of NRA 2014 Youth Scholarship Program. Each high-achieving high school senior will receive a $1,000 scholarship to pursue higher education.
“It is an honor to see these youth learn about our Second Amendment through this program and to see them develop an appreciation for the freedoms it allows,” Katie Jones, chair of Douglas County Friends of NRA, said about the recently awarded scholarships. “I honestly believe educating youth today is the best way to protect these rights for future generations of Americans to enjoy.”
More on the Oregon Friends of NRA Scholarship Recipients ...
Keep up to date with NRAblog
Find out more about the stories we're covering on NRAblog.com