VQUWF Receives NRA Foundation Grant
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NEWS RELEASE – March 10, 2016
Dumfries, Virginia — The NRA Foundation has awarded the Northern Virginia Chapter 16 of Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation a grant totaling $3,338.72 to fund purchase of Shooting Supplies, Sights for Guns, Daisy Pneumatic Match Air Rifles, First Aid Kits and Gun Cleaning Supplies. “We are very excited about our Shooting Sports Outreach Program for Adults and Youth” said Jerry Saggers, Secretary of NV 16 “and pleased that the NRA is making an investment in our organization and community.”
Through our outreach project (i.e., loan of equipment for BSA Rifle and Shotgun Merit Badge and Adult NRA Range Safety Officer and Certified Rifle and Shotgun training), youth are taught safe and responsible use of firearms including: sound decision-making, self-discipline, and concentration; our organization and trained instructors serve to promote the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship and ethical behavior; youth are encouraged to understand the importance of our natural resources; they will be exposed to leaders who will help them to develop a personal environmental stewardship ethic through participation in shooting, hunting, and related activities; this activity will serve as a stepping stone for youth and adults to become involved in life-long outdoor recreational activities; and, lastly, our program complements and enhances the impact of existing safety and hunter education programs.
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.