King, North Carolina - Summer brings about certain excursions for certain families. A visit to Grandma's house, a trip to the beach, or sending the kids to camp. There's one camp, YMCA's Camp Hanes in King, North Carolina, that added a particularly interesting course to their regular program ... shooting. Luckily, they were able to tap in to some local talent by way of NRA Board Member Richard Childress' grandson's Austin and Ty Dillon.
Taking a break from their busy racing careers (Austin sits in second place in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series while Ty is in first in the ARCA Racing Series,) the two stopped by ProShots Indoor Range to share their knowledge with the youths in that Camp.
"It's great to see this level of volunteerism down at Camp Hanes," said NRA Senior Training Program Coordinator Steve Hoback. "Dedication to the future of shooting sports by actively involving youth, as displayed by Mr Childress and his grandsons, is the kind of selfless dedication necessary to preserve the ability to enjoy shooting sports, both now and in the future."
Camp Hanes is officially known as the John W. Hanes Memorial YMCA camp. Started in 1927 by Harry Long, more than 2,500 boys and girls have experienced the "400 Acre Memory Maker."
If you'd like to help out by training local boys and girls like the Dillons, go to www.nrainstructors.org and find an appropriate course near you.