By Kyle Jillson | October 31 2012 14:49

Pro Football Hall of Fame coach's annual charity event gets boost from NRA

NRA Air Gun Range at Joe Gibbs Youth For Tomorrow Country Fair and Auctions

Bristow, Virginia - Earlier this month NRA's Youth Programs Department traveled down the road from headquarters to Bristow, Virginia for the 27th Joe Gibbs Youth For Tomorrow Country Fair and Auctions. The event is a wonderful day of country fun for the entire family, featuring great music, food, and activities.

Hosted by Washington Redskins Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, the fair benefits Youth For Tomorrow, a residential youth home and private school for at-risk teenage boys and girls.

So where does the NRA come in? At one of the fair's favorite events of course: the air gun range. Featuring 16 firing points stocked with Crosman air guns and loads of pellets, about 600 people stopped by to plink targets on one of the last warm weekend here on the East Coast. Downrange, shooters could take aim at a variety of targets including animal silhouettes, falling plates, and swinging targets.

NRA Air Gun Range at Joe Gibbs Youth For Tomorrow Country Fair and Auctions

Shooting at the range was free for attendees and it was busy all day, seeing hundreds of people step up to the firing line. Helping NRA staff member Samantha Olsen were volunteers Tony Moller and Venture Crew 1150. The Venture Scouts assisted Sam with everything from filling cartridges with pellets to replacing air tanks and offering tips to new shooters. Without them, the Air Gun Range wouldn't have been such a success.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame coach's event is partnered with the NRA as a Youth Cooperative Organization. There are lots of opportunities to get NRA assistance with youth firearms training just like this. Contact the Youth Programs Department at youth@nrahq.org for more information. To learn about the Youth For Tomorrow, visit www.youthfortomorrow.org.

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