NASHVILLE, TN –-(Ammoland.com)- The National Rifle Association’s 144th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits will have its unofficial start at the 2015 National NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction at Nashville’s Music City Center on Thursday, April 9. Sponsored by Cabela’s, Henry Repeating Arms, Kimber, Universal Coin & Bullion, and ZEISS, funds raised at the attendee-favorite event benefit The NRA Foundation, America’s leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports.
“We have an extraordinary night planned for our Nashville event,” said NRA Director of Volunteer Fundraising Sarah Engeset. “Each and every year we attract a growing number of supporters looking to not only ensure the future of our shooting heritage, but to do so in an unforgettable setting filled with fun and camaraderie.”
Banquet activities include games, and silent and live auctions for exotic hunts, exclusive firearms, outdoor gear, and other unique merchandise. This year’s live auction showcase item is a one-of-a-kind NRA-themed motorcycle with a low, bullet-like appearance and gunmetal paint job designed by Orange County Choppers, Century Arms, and the NRA.
Firearms enthusiasts are already able to bid in auctions for featured GunBroker.com firearms, including a Big Horn Armory Model 89 autographed by Hank Williams, Jr., http://bit.ly/HankJRRifle; the Anniversary Edition Prototype .45 caliber Colt Single Action Army commemorating the 200th birthday of Samuel Colt, http://bit.ly/Colt200th; and serial No. 1 of Henry Repeating Arms’ new Henry Iron Frame Model 1860 http://bit.ly/HenryIronFrame.
The NRA Foundation’s extremely popular Wall of Guns will be returning to the 2015 NRA Annual Meetings, featuring more than 70 different makes and models for winners to select from. Sponsored by Henry Repeating Arms, Kel-Tec CNC, Inc. and Kimber Mfg. Inc., tickets are $20 and a winner is drawn for every 100 tickets purchased.
The 2015 NRA Annual Meetings are expected to bring more than 70,000 Second Amendment enthusiasts to Nashville’s brand new 350,000 square foot Music City Center on April 10-12. This celebration of America’s shooting traditions features more than 550 eye-catching displays from the country’s top firearms, knife, wildlife art, shooting accessories, hunting gear, and ATV companies. Visitors may also attend the Annual Meeting of Members, hear rousing speeches on Second Amendment issues from leading political figures at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, and unwind to top country music entertainment at NRA Presents Alan Jackson with Special Guest Jeff Foxworthy, among so many entertaining events.
Since its inception in 1992, The NRA Foundation has funded over 32,000 grants totaling in excess of $245 million, to qualified local, state and national shooting sports programs, hunting and conservation programs, Second Amendment education and for the preservation of historical firearms.
About the National Rifle Association
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit http://nra.org.