Shooters put their John Hancocks on posters before heading home
Columbus, Georgia - Last week's NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships and NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships at Fort Benning, Georgia brought over 150 young shooters together from every corner of the United States.
Aside from the memories they'd take home in the form of photographs and (for some) trophies, Match Director Tori Croft had another great memory-creator to add to the mix - posters.
Each championship gets its own unique poster for that year's event and the NRA comes equipped with enough for not only those present, but teammates and family members who couldn't make it.
And like the tradition with the Bianchi Cup's poster, the kids are encouraged to sign their names all over them and end up making a cool poster even cooler. Unlike the Bianchi Cup's poster, there's no special color for previous champions and the students go hog wild with the color wheel when leaving their autographs.
"It's a great way for the kids to remember their time at the championships and makes the memory even more personal," said Croft.
Small touches like these go a long way towards the students fondly remember the time they packed their shooting team into a van, drove hundreds of miles to Fort Benning and shot a personal best (or worst), met a great friend from another school, saw their training finally pay off, or any number of other great memories.