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.”
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Safe, smart firearm storage to benefit shooting sports programs around the US
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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Win The NRA Foundation's Wall of Guns and bring home a firearm of your choice
Fairfax, Virginia - Wall of Guns, the popular NRA Foundation raffle you can find at the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits and Friends of NRA banquets across the country, is coming to NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, this week.
Held in the NRA Café from 12pm-2pm Wednesday and Thursday, anyone and everyone is welcome to participate. That means you, your uncle, your neighbor, your orthopedic surgeon, NRA employees - anybody.
What is Wall of Guns, you ask? A ticket to enter costs $20. Once 50 tickets have been sold, sales are halted and a winner is drawn. Afterwards, all tickets are scrapped and the count to 50 starts all over again. If you win, you can choose to take home any gun on the wall. It's that simple.
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Funds to help pay for Girls, Guys and Guns Day and Junior Rifle Program
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
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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$10,000 grant to NRA Foundation to aid in equipment and training for NRA hunter education program
Fairfax, Virginia – The NRA Foundation recently received a generous grant from the Houston Safari Club to support the Youth Hunter Education Challenge, our program for advanced outdoor skills and safety training for young hunters.
"The NRA Foundation is grateful for the partnership and continued support of Houston Safari Club. Houston Safari Club's grant will allow the continued growth and enhancement of the YHEC program for the next generation of hunters," stated Wayne Sheets, Executive Director, The NRA Foundation.
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Support The NRA Foundation and our Second Amendment rights every time you shop on Amazon
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 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 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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