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Eddie Eagle and the Wing Team Bring Life-saving Message to NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits


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ATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
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May 17, 2016
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Eddie Eagle and the Wing Team Bring Life-saving Message to NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Rifle Association’s Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program Staff are excited to be part of the 145th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits, scheduled for May 19-22, 2016, in Louisville, Kentucky. The Eddie Eagle program booth is one of the first attractions visiting members will encounter upon entering the Kentucky Exposition Center!

The Eddie Eagle booth will showcase new program materials to accompany the new animated DVD unveiled during the 2015 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Nashville, Tennessee. These exciting new materials include activity books for children in Pre-K through fourth grade, stickers, guides for parents, and lots of fun giveaway items for kids who stop by the booth! Eddie himself will make several appearances throughout the event. 

Members are encouraged to visit the photo booth to pose with Eddie Eagle and the Wing Team after they check out the new website just for kids, Eddie Eagle Tree House. Kids will be able to watch the video, follow along with the story books, sing along with the Wing Team and much more online via tablets at http://www.eddieeagle.com. 

The NRA encourages citizens nationwide to participate in heightening firearm safety awareness within their communities. Schools, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, and others interested in Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program ‘s innovative educational resources can learn more at http://eddieeagle.nra.org or by calling (800) 231-0752.

About the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program
The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program is a firearm accident prevention program developed by a task force made up of educators, school administrators, curriculum specialists, urban housing safety officials, clinical psychologists, law enforcement officials and NRA firearm safety experts. More than 540,000 children in Kentucky and over 28 million children nationwide have learned Eddie Eagle’s lifesaving message throughout the program’s 28-year history. It began in 1988 with one mission: teach children four simple, easy to remember steps so they know what to do if they ever come across a gun. Recently, the NRA introduced a fresh, new Eddie. Though Eddie has evolved, his mission has not. In the brand new video, Eddie and his friends remind children that if they see a gun, they need to Stop! Don’t touch. Run away. Tell a grown-up. Funding for the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program is made possible through grants awarded by The NRA Foundation.

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 firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit http://www.nra.org.

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