Team GLOCK and Gunny to make guest appearances at GLOCK booth in Houston, TX
SMYRNA, Ga. (May 2, 2013) – Today GLOCK, Inc. announced its participation in the 142nd NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits, held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX, May 3-5, 2013. GLOCK will donate $115,000 to four industry organizations at the Annual Meeting, as well as exhibit its products in Booth #2129. Guest appearances will be made by Team GLOCK members KC Eusebio, Tori Nonaka and Michelle Viscusi, along with GLOCK’s celebrity spokesperson R. Lee Ermey (“Gunny”).
GLOCK will present generous donations to four key organizations (outlined below); the ceremony for all four donations with organization representatives will take place at the GLOCK booth (#2129) on May 3, 2013 at 8:20 a.m.
1. $50,000 to the National Rifle Association (NRA)
2013 is the fourth consecutive year that GLOCK will make a $50,000 donation to the NRA, America’s foremost defender of Second Amendment rights; the organization advocates for the promotion of firearm ownership, as well as marksmanship, firearm safety and the protection of hunting and self-defense in the United States.
2. $50,000 to the NRA Wittington Center
This $50,000 donation marks the fifth consecutive year that GLOCK has donated to the NRA Whittington Center, the most comprehensive shooting facility in America today, complete with 15 shooting ranges, classrooms and a dining facility. It hosts recreational shooting and guided hunts as well as camping, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding activities.
3. $15,000 to the NRA Wittington Center Adventure Camp
GLOCK will make a $15,000 donation, for the eleventh consecutive year, to the NRA Whittington Center Adventure Camp, a unique place where young men and women have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of pistol, rifle and shotgun shooting in a positive environment.
4. 30 pistols to the NRA Law Enforcement Division (LED)
GLOCK will donate 30 pistols to the LED for the sixth consecutive year. This event held in Albuquerque, NM, is the NRA’s premiere annual shooting competition where Law Enforcement officers from around the globe compete to test their shooting skills.
“The NRA and its related organizations continue to uphold the values of firearm education and safety,” shared Josh Dorsey, GLOCK Vice President. “We at GLOCK, Inc. are delighted to contribute to the ongoing efforts of the NRA to defend our Second Amendment right and to support the firearm industry.”
The 142nd NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in the heart of downtown Houston, TX, May 3-5, 2013, with more than 550 exhibitors covering more than 400,000 square feet of exhibit hall space, with educational seminars, celebrities and special events.
About GLOCK, Inc.
The GLOCK GROUP is a leading global manufacturer of pistols and accessories. GLOCK’s superior engineering has produced a pistol with only 34 parts and a rugged polymer-frame, providing industry-leading reliability shot after shot. GLOCK is renowned for its pistols which are safe, featuring three safeties; simple, offering a low number of components to provide reliability; and fast, with no encumbering parts to slow the speed to fire. This combination makes GLOCK pistols the first choice among consumers and law enforcement, with approximately 65 percent of agencies within the United States choosing to carry GLOCK. Austrian-engineered, the group has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Austria. Based in Smyrna, Ga., GLOCK, Inc. is an advocate for our nation’s law enforcement and military personnel, as well as all citizens’ Second Amendment right to bear arms. For more information, please visit http://us.glock.com.