Above, a group of range volunteers take a much-deserved break at the 30th Anniversary NRA Bianchi Cup earlier today. This year, more than 50 volunteers are helping with the championship, according to seasoned NRA volunteer Jim Porter.
Porter, a chief range officer who is overseeing the Falling Plate event, said, “I hate to jinx anything, but it’s going really good.” Porter said the match tends to run early because the competitors and volunteers are ready to go. “They’re here, and they’re ready,” he told NRAblog. “We try not to run more than 20 minutes ahead of schedule.”
Not all volunteers are local to the range, Porter said. “Maybe 60 to 70 percent come from Columbia and neighboring counties, Kansas City, and so on, with some from as far away as Ohio and Tennessee.”
Regardless of where you’re from, you NRA Volunteers have a special place in our hearts. A big thank you to all of you for your service and your hospitality here at the Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club.