At this year’s 147th NRA Annual Meetings, the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program went all out to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Attendees flocked to the Eddie Eagle Zone—an easy-to-find spot in the crowded Dallas convention center thanks the large, inflatable arch at its entrance. More than 1,300 families went home with Eddie Eagle materials to continue sharing the GunSafe message with their families, friends and communities.
The Zone became the main attraction for kids throughout the May 3-6 show, with hundreds of children stopping by to enjoy the activities and a number of Eddie Eagle mementos. Youngsters participated in Eddie Eagle arts and crafts—like coloring their own Eddie Eagle mugs and birthday crowns—and even had the chance to get their faces painted. They could also get Eddie Eagle temporary tattoos, play Eddie’s favorite basketball game, and explore EddieEagle.com at iPad stations. Plus, attending kids received Eddie Eagle fidget spinners and Eddie Eagle birthday Slinkys to take home!
While the kids enjoyed all the engaging offerings in the Zone, NRA staff was able to speak with thousands of parents, grandparents and volunteers about the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program and its important safety message and materials.
On Sunday, May 6, the Eddie Eagle Zone upped the fun with a special celebration of Eddie’s 30th birthday. Eddie himself showed up to visit and take pictures with children and their families. Party-goers enjoyed chocolate chip cookies, and the first 100 kids even received party favors—Eddie Eagle Wing Team backpacks and stuffed Eddie Eagles—which didn’t last long!
While the Eddie Eagle Zone was only open for a few days, the GunSafe message is one that should be taught and revisited year-round. Start off a safe and fun summer by making sure your kids go to EddieEagle.com to get the full Eddie Eagle educational experience.