The $10,000 gift was given on behalf of Leupold & Stevens’ veterans as a part of the annual Veteran’s Day celebration held at the Leupold factory in Beaverton, OR. HAVA, short for Honored American Veterans Afield, was conceived and organized in 2007 by a committee of shooting sports industry executives to help the healing and re-integration of disabled veterans and injured active military back into normal American life through participation in outdoor events.
“We are proud of the service and commitment our veteran team members have shown to our country,” said Bruce Pettet, president and chief executive officer of Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “In honor of their contributions to our freedoms, we are donating to HAVA to help other U.S. servicemen and women reintegrate into American life through outdoor activities.”
The HAVA vision is the creation of a small organization of volunteers from the shooting sports industry to facilitate a series of hunting and shooting activities for groups of disabled veterans wherein personal attention of the sponsors and facility operators contributes to the veteran’s sense of joy and accomplishment, and a permanent awareness that marvelous things are possible despite disabling injuries.
“HAVA is extremely grateful to Leupold & Stevens for its continued support,” said Tom Taylor, chairman and director of HAVA. “As a founding member and sustaining sponsor of HAVA, Leupold’s ongoing support allows us to continue to fulfill our mission of veteran service.”
For more information on Leupold and its complete product line, please visit us at www.leupold.com.
About Leupold & Stevens, Inc.:
Founded in Oregon more than a century ago, Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is a fifth generation, family owned company that designs, machines and assembles its riflescopes, mounting systems and tactical/Gold Ring spotting scopes in the USA. The product lines include rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories
For more information on Leupold products, please visit us at www.Leupold.com.