NRA Foundation Awards Grants to Centralia Rifle Club
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Funds raised by Washington Friends of NRA and granted by The NRA Foundation helped provide the Anschutz target rifles, shooting jackets, and spotting scopes used by cadets at the Centralia Basic Marksmanship Encampment events.
From BB guns to sophisticated air rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, pistols, and rifles, CBME events incorporate the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program to provide awards and incentive for achieving proficiency at various skill levels. The courses of fire take shooters from beginning (Pro-Marksman, Marksman) through intermediate levels (Marksman 1st Class, Sharpshooter, Expert) and up to a nationally recognized skill level—Distinguished Expert—paralleling that of a competitively classified Sharpshooter.
“Our club hosts one of the biggest junior shooting programs in Washington state, and all our rifles and all our equipment, plus major updates to our range building, came from NRA Foundation grants over a period of years,” shared Centralia Rifle Club & Junior Division President Daniel Steffens. “We support our local Friends of NRA banquet, big time.”
Interested in hosting a Winchester/NRA Qualification shooting program for CAP cadets using .22 rifles, air rifles, or BB guns? Contact Steve Carmick at [email protected].
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. More information about The NRA Foundation can be found online 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.