NRA’s Youth Programs Department is pleased to announce the selection of six young people to serve as the 2011 Brownell’s/NRA National Youth Shooting Sports Ambassadors. During their term, these Ambassadors will provide a young person’s perspective on the shooting sports and serve as youth advisers on shooting sports topics involving young people.
NRA’s Youth Cooperative Organizations such as Boy Scouts of America, National High School Rodeo Association, Royal Rangers, BSA Venturing, and USA Shooting nominated outstanding young people to represent their organization, Brownell’s, and the NRA at national-level events. Not only does the Youth Ambassador program encourage growth of the shooting sports, but it also encourages increased industry support of youth shooting.
Sponsored by Brownell’s, the program offers participants a wide array of benefits, ranging from cash awards and travel opportunities to meeting national shooting celebrities. The 2011 term promises to be a very exciting year for the new Ambassadors, who will attend the 2011 SHOT Show in Las Vegas and NRA Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh to represent their organizations and the NRA.
The six young men and women chosen to serve as Ambassadors in 2011 are:
- Boy Scouts of America: 17 year-old Tyler Ebert, from Weston, Wisconsin.
- National High School Rodeo: 17 year-old Bailey Kate Conner, from Malta Bend, Missouri.
- Royal Rangers: 16 year-old Henry Jentz II, from Cincinatti, Ohio.
- Venturing: 17 year-old Thomas Cunningham, from Canyon, Texas.
- USA Shooting: 19 year-old Courtney Anthony, from Lexington, Nebraska.
- NRA: 18 year-old Garrett Walters, from Burr Oak, Michigan.
Congratulations to our new Ambassadors, and stay tuned for more information on these young people, including profiles of each Ambassador, and their trip to SHOT Show.