AUSTIN, Texas – The NRA Foundation has awarded Kids Outdoor Zone (KOZ), an outdoor adventure ministry that provides kids with mentors and direction to become Godly adults, several grants since 2013 to procure archery and marksmanship equipment for the organization’s youth camps.
Awarded equipment include Genesis bows—the standard for all beginners and early archery shooters—along with Easton arrows and Delta targets, the H&R 1871 Handi-Rifle Super Light in .223, and the Ruger 22/45 Target Rim Fire pistol in .22LR - an ideal beginner training pistol.
“We have a responsibility to pass on the heritage of the outdoors. Every one of us must participate,” said T.J. Greaney, the founder of Kids Outdoor Zone. “This can take many forms: take your kids, a grandchild, a neighbor and his son or daughter hunting or fishing; give a bit of your time to volunteer or mentor; speak at a meeting or club about the outdoors; allow someone to fish your pond or hunt your field; write a check to The NRA Foundation and go to Friends of NRA banquets.”
The KOZ National Headquarters in Austin, Texas, also plans weekend and week-long outdoor adventure camps year-round. Summer camps are week-long instruction in the shooting sports, archery, hunter education, survival, and more. Camps also include hunts for wild hog, rabbit, and exotic game, with participants learning to process and eat everything they harvest.
About the National Rifle Association Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in forearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit http:///nra.org.
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 about the NRA Foundation and how to apply for grants 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. Learn more about Friends of NRA at www.friendsofnra.org.