By Kyle Jillson | June 6 2013 09:18

Patty Cattoor of Colorado is the Friends of NRA Mid West Region Volunteer of the Year

Friends of NRA Volunteer of the Year Patty Cattoor

Fairfax, Virginia - Mrs. Cattoor calls Delta, Colorado home, where she serves as treasurer of the Black Canyon Friends of NRA committee and chairwoman of the Colorado State Friends of NRA committee. Volunteering her time for 17 years, Patty recently raised more than $75,000 last year between her banquet tickets sold, sponsorships, underwriting, and donations.

Started in 1996, the Black Canyon Friends of NRA is one of our smaller, but still critical, committees. Over their 17 year history 2,450 attendees have passed through their doors, raising nearly a quarter of a million dollars for the shooting sports. The Colorado State Friends of NRA committee, started in 2012, is the baby of the family. With only one event to their name, they have brought in $17,000 between the 160 attendees at last year's banquet.

Patty is truly dedicated to her cause, as demonstrated by attending nearly half of Colorado's banquets over the past two years. When Patty stepped up to spearhead the new Colorado State banquet she was also chairwoman for Black Canyon; helping the fledgling committee to an 88% net income boost after a complete rebuilding. Somehow feeling she had not done enough for the shooting sports, Patty became a recruiter in 2012 and has worked Cabela's Weekends and gun shows all over the state. Last but not least, she was previously chair of State Fund Committee, in charge of grant distribution to state shooting sports programs.

“All I can say is that the Colorado Friends of NRA program would NOT have been so successful these past two years if it had not been for Patty’s involvement. She has worked tirelessly for the program, and believes so strongly in our mission that she spends at least 10 weekends each year working one of our local banquets," Gwen Chermack, NRA Field Rep, Colorado. "She deserves every bit of recognition we can give her. She is truly an outstanding volunteer!”

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