NRA Foundation Awards Grants to the Mountain Valley Sportsman’s Association
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – The NRA Foundation has awarded several grants to the Mountain Valley Sportsman’s Association (MVSA) for the purpose of increasing the scope of its beginner shooting program for women and upgrading its shooting facility. Funds for the grants were provided through the Arkansas Friends of NRA.
Through the grants, MSVA purchased nine pistols for its Ladies on Target program, which focuses on pistol familiarization and safety training for women new to firearms. The increased ability to accommodate non-gun owners has allowed the program to expand from one annual class to ten each year. Thanks to the success of Ladies on Target, MSVA has begun offering Shoot What You Carry, a class for advanced women’s pistol shooting which focuses on self-defense.
The NRA Foundation grants have additionally enabled MVSA to upgrade and enhance its facility’s shooting bays to provide shooters with a better range experience.
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About The NRA Foundation Established in 1990, The NRA Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deductible contributions in support of a wide range of firearm-related public interest activities of the National Rifle Association of America and other organizations that defend and foster the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans. These activities are designed to promote firearm and hunting safety, to enhance marksmanship skills of those participating in the shootings sports, and to educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological, and artistic context. Learn more and apply for a NRA Foundation grant at www.nrafoundation.org.
About Friends of NRA Friends of NRA is a grassroots fund-raising program that fosters community involvement to organize and, with help from NRA field staff, plan community events for firearms enthusiasts. All net proceeds from Friends of NRA events are allocated to The NRA Foundation, the leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports. Through NRA Foundation grants for equipment, training materials, range improvements, and more, qualified local, state, and national programs receive aid to involve and inspire a new generation of competitive shooters. Visitwww.friendsofnra.org.