HARRISBURG —-(Ammoland.com)- National Rifle Association (NRA) president, David A. Keene will be among the dignitaries and thousands of hunting and fishing enthusiasts celebrating the opening of the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show on Saturday, February 4 in the State Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg.
Keene is scheduled to participate in opening of the Show and then appear in the Show’s VIP Lounge from 12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M. to meet and talk with guests who have purchased VIP Packages. At 3:30, he is scheduled to help man the NRA Booth to meet and talk with Show guests.
“We are very pleased and excited to have David Keene, the president of the NRA, coming to the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show. It really puts an exclamation point on what this Show is all about,” says Chris O'Hara, Event Director, Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show.
In addition to being NRA president, Keene is an attorney, columnist, political activist and lobbyist who has written, spoken and lobbied on behalf of hunters, shooters and firearms owners for decades. He has worked in the White House and Congress and has been involved in nearly every congressional battle over gun rights since the early 1970s.
A lifelong hunter, Keene has helped save hunter-friendly conservation programs in Africa, and assisted the international hunting community when major airlines threatened to stop carrying hunting arms to Africa.
Keene attended the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he was the national chairman of Young Americans for Freedom. Since then, he has been a John F. Kennedy Fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, a First Amendment Fellow at Vanderbilt University’s Freedom Forum, and a member of the Board of Visitors at Duke University’s Public Policy School.
For more information on the Show, List of Exhibitors, or a complete schedule of seminar speakers, contests and family entertainment offered at the 2012 Eastern Sports & Outdoors Show, visit www.easternsportshow.com.
Online ticket sales for the Show are open and discount tickets can be purchased at: EasternSportShow.com/tix
The Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show presented by Outdoor Channel and Comcast. Now in its 57th year, the Show has grown to be the largest outdoor hunting and fishing event of its kind in North America. With more than 1,200 exhibitors, The Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show brings the passion for the outdoors–indoors–by bringing outdoor sports enthusiasts of all ages from across the country to view the latest and best in hunting and fishing gear, shop for ATV’s and RV’s and plan & book hunting and fishing trips with outfitters & charters from around the world. The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show also offers a wide range of seminars presented by experts along with hunting- and fishing-related contests and family-oriented entertainment. The Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show is sponsored in part by Cabela’s, Thompson/Center Arms, and Progressive Insurance. Chevy is the official truck of the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show.