The NRA Foundation has been dedicated to furthering firearms education and the shooting sports, having awarded thousands of grants since its inception in 1990. A prime example is seen in its most recent awarded grant to the Iron Horse Shooting Team at the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana.
The $3,200 grant will fund the team’s registration fees for the Arkansas State Championship and the National Championship Shoot next spring.
"Without the funding provided by the NRA, we would not be able to offer this opportunity to our students,” explains UA Hope-Texarkana Foundation Director Jill Bobo.
The team was founded in 2014 and has been competing in these two competitions ever since. And with the help from the NRA, they’ll be back in 2017!
"We are very excited to be able to help our local college's shooting team and pleased that the NRA is making an investment in our community,” says Cyril Stewart, Vice-Chairman of the Piney Woods Friends of NRA.
The NRA Foundation provides financial support around the country to eligible projects, programs and organizations through its Grant Program. Each year, volunteer committees from across the country tirelessly raise charitable dollars and generous donors make gifts that are in turn awarded as grants in support of educational and public service programs relating to the shooting sports in our communities. These grants are essential for the future of shooting sports. Learn how to contribute to The NRA Foundation or apply for a grant and bring the shooting sports to your community today.