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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 11, 2016 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; (703) 267-1595
2016 National Matches at Camp Perry Scheduled Through Aug. 9
FAIRFAX, Va. – The 2016 National Matches at Camp Perry began July 10 and run through Aug. 9, 2016, at historic Camp Perry, Ohio.
The National Matches, considered America’s “World Series of the Shooting Sports,” have been a tradition at Camp Perry since 1907. Each summer, the nation’s finest civilian and military marksmen and women square off for five weeks or rifle and pistol competition in a variety of formats, disciplines and events.
The National Matches include the NRA National Pistol and High Power Rifle Championships, and the NRA Junior Smallbore Camp at Camp Perry, as well as the NRA Smallbore Rifle Championships in Bristol, Indiana. The NRA, Civilian Marksmanship Program and the Ohio National Guard conduct the Camp Perry matches jointly. For a complete schedule of events, visit http://thecmp.org/wp-content/uploads/NMCalendar.pdf?ver=20160423.
The National Matches have evolved into a national shooting sports festival, with more then 6,000 participants each year. Shooters come from all backgrounds, from school students and youth competitors, to elite competitive shooting professionals and military sharpshooters.
The National Matches are steeped in American history, having been created through legislation in 1903 aimed at improving military marksmanship and national defense preparedness, of which then-President Theodore Roosevelt, Secretary of War Elihu Root and NRA President Gen. Bird Spencer were ardent supporters. After hosting the event at Sea Girt, New Jersey for the first four years, the National Matches moved to their home at Camp Perry in 1907, where outside of very few exceptions, they have been held ever since.
Support for the National Matches is provided by event sponsors POF-USA, sponsor of the High Power Mid-Range Match; Sierra Bullets, sponsor of the High Power Match; Springfield Armory, sponsor of the Camp Perry M1A Match; and U.S. Secure Coins, sponsor of the Camp Perry Pistol Match.
Additional support for the National Matches is provided by Metalform, the magazine sponsor of the Pistol Phase; and Jake’s Golf Carts, official event golf cart provider. In addition to our event sponsors, the NRA thanks all our sponsoring partners for their support of the National Matches.
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.