By Lars Dalseide | May 11 2013 11:35

Contribution to Shooting Endowment brings down prices and improves conditions

NRA Competitive Shooting Endowment Fairfax, Virginia - NRA's Competitive Shooting & National Championships Endowment was established back in 2007 by then NRA President John Sigler. Once fully funded, the endowment will allow the National Rifle Association to do a number of things including lower entry fees, improving facilities and adding to the prize table.

How important is it? Important enough that NRA employees have been making contributions since day one.

"I believe in this program and write a check to the endowment every year," said NRA Competitive Shooting Director Dennis Willing. "And I started doing that before I started working here."

Here's how it works.

Donations go right into the fund and stay there. They are never touched. 85% of the earnings (or interest) generated by the fund are dispersed to the Competitive Shooting Division for their yearly budget. The other 15% goes back into the principal. By never touching the principal, and reinvesting a portion of the earnings, the endowment will always grow. Simple as that.

You can contribute in one of two ways — as a gift or as a tax-deductible donation. No matter what path you choose, the money still goes towards the overall cost of running the competitions.

"Once it's big enough, it could pay for all of competitive shooting," said Willing. "That's something every competitor would benefit from."

To make a contribution to the fund, download the the Competitive Shooting & National Championships Endowment flyer, fill out the form and send it to:

NRA Treasurer's Officer
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Visit the NRA Competitive Shooting webpage for more information on the more than 11,000 sanctioned matches offered.

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