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NRA Foundation Awards Start-Up Grant to Lee County 4-H Rifle Club


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December 21, 2015
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NRA Foundation Awards Start-Up Grant to Lee County 4-H Rifle Club

AUBURN, Ala. – The NRA Foundation is proud to assist in establishing the Lee County 4-H Rifle Club in eastern Alabama by awarding a $16,500 grant to purchase all necessary safety and shooting equipment. Thanks to the organized preparation, the club has quickly acquired a full roster of both students and volunteers.

The Lee County 4-H Rifle Club seeks to educate youth in the safe and skilled discipline of rifle shooting. Club members are offered ten-week classes on firearm education and marksmanship with weekly activities and occasional matches to help measure progress. 

Investing in community-based shooting programs across the country is a grassroots-level method of shaping the future values and beliefs of American society. The positive impact the Lee County 4-H Rifle Club has on its community is a testament to the importance of NRA Foundation grants in establishing meaningful beginnings and future successes.

“The partnership between [The NRA Foundation] and Lee County 4-H has been a very successful one,” 4-H Regional Extension Agent Kirsten Holt stated.

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.

 

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