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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It's difficult to appreciate the talent and skill of the men and women who take part in NRA's Tactical Police Competitions. But maybe, just maybe, this video will provide a taste of what our Law Enforcement officers are able to do when put to the test.

Taking aim in a rifle box at NRA's Oregon Tactical Police Competition

Medford, Oregon - Marc Lipp, Bert Peacher and the rest of NRA Law Enforcement's Competition staff spent the better part of two weeks in a town called Medford. They were there for the fourth NRA Tactical Police Competition of the year. This time they were stationed at the Jackson County Sports Park.

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Prepping for an NRA Tactical Police Competition

Medford, Oregon - NRA staff and volunteers are on the ground in Oregon. To be more concise, they've been on the ground for about a week now. All in preparation for tomorrow's Tactical Police Competition.

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Find out where 2nd Amendment supports will be dining this week with Friends of the NRA

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Fairfax, Virginia - It's Wednesday morning, which means an update on the Friends of NRA events for the next week. Banquet season is beginning to draw to a close and soon the NRA Field Reps will be here in Fairfax, VA looking over merchandise packages for 2012 – covered of course by NRAblog.

If you're interested in attending an event but aren't quite sure where to begin, visit the Friends of NRA website and find your state on the big U.S. map to get a list of future banquets near you. Contacting the NRA Field Rep in your area is another great way to get questions answered on Friends of NRA events.

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