Recognized for exemplary work with NRA to introducing youth to the shooting sports
Las Vegas, Nevada - Yesterday during the 2013 SHOT Show our very own National Youth Programs Coordinator, Claudia Olsen, received the prestigious Crosman Champions of Youth Marksmanship Award for her nationwide work of fostering the shooting sports lifestyle in our next generation.
"It's a big honor to even be considered for the award, let alone receive it." Olsen said. "It feels great to know that my work makes the shooting sports exciting to our next generation and encourages youngsters them to get out and try it."
Officially, the Crosman Champions of Youth Marksmanship Award recognizes:
“An individual or individuals whose commitment to excellence in youth shooter education and dedication to a lifetime of safe shooting has enhanced the future of the sport.”
Olsen was first introduced to the world of shooting in when her father was stationed in Germany. Her mother, a Bavarian airgun champion, taught Claudia the ins and outs of airgunning. After having children of her own, the family became involved in the Virginia 4H shooting program as she became an instructor in rifle, shotgun and muzzle loader. After joining the NRA's Youth Programs Department in 2008, Olsen creates teaching materials and organizes countless shooting events that reach upwards of 750,000 youngsters annually.
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