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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From the NRA Foundation - Cheaper Than Dirt! Donates $500,000 to The NRA Foundation

Cheaper Than Dirt! logo Fairfax, Virginia - The NRA Foundation announced that Cheaper Than Dirt! has donated $500,000 to The NRA Foundation to strengthen hunting and shooting programs across the country.

“Cheaper Than Dirt! is a fantastic partner and we are thankful for their investment to sustain and grow our wide range of public service programs dedicated to supporting firearm safety and education. ,” said NRA Foundation Trustee Wayne LaPierre. “Now more than ever, we need to do everything we can to preserve this sacred American freedom.”

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NRA Foundation Banquet brings thrills to thousands in Houston

Thousands gather in the Hilton Americas-Houston Grand Ballroom for the NRA Foundation Banquet in Houston

Houston, Texas - On the first night of the NRA Convention in Houston, a few NRA members got together for a meal. Correction ... a few thousand NRA Members got together for a meal. A meal and an auction. The National NRA Foundation Banquet.

A tough ticket no matter what the political environment, the NRA Foundation Banquet serves two primary purposes; a welcome and a fundraising. Winning a few games, guns and auctions is just the icing on the cake.

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Contribution to Shooting Endowment brings down prices and improves conditions

NRA Competitive Shooting Endowment Fairfax, Virginia - NRA's Competitive Shooting & National Championships Endowment was established back in 2007 by then NRA President John Sigler. Once fully funded, the endowment will allow the National Rifle Association to do a number of things including lower entry fees, improving facilities and adding to the prize table.

How important is it? Important enough that NRA employees have been making contributions since day one.

"I believe in this program and write a check to the endowment every year," said NRA Competitive Shooting Director Dennis Willing. "And I started doing that before I started working here."

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NRA Foundation Banquet auction item on display in NRA Annual Meeting exhibit hall

NRA Foundation Diamondback airboat NRA Annual Meeting

Houston, Texas - The exhibit hall at this year's NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits opened bright and early today in downtown Houston, but not for attendees. More than 550 exhibitors are frantically building their booths in anticipation of this weekend's record crowds.

Aisles that will be packed shoulder-to-shoulder with NRA fans over the next couple days are currently strewn with giant wooden shipping boxes and beeping forklifts. But while the whole thing won't come together until later in the afternoon, some things are all set up and look great.

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Diamondback airboat available in NRA Foundation live auction in Houston

Fairfax, Virginia - The National NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction at this year's NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston will be chock full of special, collectible NRA items that you can bid on. One of the most exciting pieces of this year's live auction is a custom airboat by Diamondback Airboats.

Want to fish, hunt or joyride through shallow waters while showing off your support for the NRA? This is the item for you. A one-of-a-kind airboat, it was made especially for the May 2nd National NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction.

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Pennsylvanians, raise money for the shooting sports while showing off your NRA pride

Pennsylvania now offers NRA-specialized license plates

Fairfax, Virginia - Thanks to the cooperation of Friends of NRA committees throughout the state of Pennsylvania, PennDOT now offers NRA-specialized license plates. The Keystone State joins a growing list of states where you have one more great way to show off your support for the NRA.

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Retired military man from 'out west' donates $10,000 to the NRA

Las Vegas, Nevada - Thousands of wheels were in constant motion during the 3th Annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas. If you blinked ... you just might have missed them.

New guns, new optics, new outdoor grills and HD video thrills around each and every corner. While new products and endless possibilities were enough to nourish most, it was a simple act of unbridled selflessness that made a significant impression upon members of our Second Amendment institution.

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Funds raised at Friends of NRA events help hunting programs in every state

San Diego Junior Pheasant Hunt receives their NRA Foundation grants

NRA Foundation grants help a variety of programs across the nation. In addition to competitive shooting teams, money raised at Friends of NRA events also goes to preserving our hunting legacy. Here's a thank you from the San Diego Junior Pheasant Hunt who was helped to its feet by one such grant a few years back.

San Diego Junior Pheasant Hunt Thanks The NRA Foundation
by Douglas Streed & Susan Bowers

As the San Diego Junior Pheasant Hunt finishes its ninth year, we pause to reflect how we have grown and who has helped us along the way. The first big boost came in

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