By Danielle Sturgis | March 12 2010 15:00

The following is excerpted from the Competitive Shooting Division's E-Newsletter:

Notes from Competitive Shooting Division Director Mike Krei 

Added Awards for the NRA Silhouette Championships We are spending a great deal of time looking at our National Championships awards schedules and making changes where we think changes are needed. NRA Competitive Shooting Staff members have recommended that our National Silhouette Championships need to be provided more in the way of awards.

We will initiate a new Visa Gift Card program for our 2010 National Silhouette Championships. Starting this year we will provide a $400.00 Visa Gift Card to the Champion of each Silhouette Championship, $200.00 Visa Gift Card for 2nd place and a $100.00 Visa Gift Card for our 3rd place winners. This will mean a $10,000.00 increase in the National Silhouette Championship award schedule. NRA Visa Gift Cards will be added to the current award schedules.

Two New Trophies to be Awarded at Camp Perry Two new trophies have been presented to the NRA as awards for the National High Power Long Range Championships. 2010 will be the inaugural year for the new Bert Rollins Trophy and the "Band of Brothers" Trophy.

Remington Arms Company donated the new "Band of Brothers" Trophy to be awarded to the winner of the shoot-off in Match 532, the 1000 yard Any Sight match held the first day of the Long Range Championships. This trophy is a beautiful bronze statue of four servicemen in a Jeep traveling across the battlefield. This is a limited edition bronze by sculptor James Muir. Only 50 of these beautiful bronzes have bee produced. The NRA would like to thank Remington Arms Company and Ken Roxburgh for donating this masterpiece.

Team members and Friends of Bert Rollins donated the resources to provide the new Bert Rollins Memorial Trophy to the NRA for the winner of the National Long Range Championship using a Palma Rifle. The new Match 502 will consist of the aggregate of matches 531, 532, 536 and 540. This trophy is supported by the Bert Rollins Memorial Trophy Fund and donations can be made through Palma Promotions, Inc in Mineral, Virginia.

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