Tucson, AZ -(AmmoLand.com)- The NRA Foundation has awarded more than $6,500 in grants to the Arizona High School Rodeo Association (AHSRA) and Arizona Junior High School Rodeo Association (AJHSRA) to support upcoming .22 smallbore rifle and trap shooting events.
The NRA Foundation grants have allowed the AHSRA and AJHSRA to subsidize the cost of supplies and materials, allowing the organizations to charge lower entry fees for their events. Between September 2015 and May 2016, contestants will test their skills at seven shooting competitions throughout Arizona, including events in Payson, Casa Grande and Prescott, before competing at the national rodeo competition in Gillette, Wyoming, in July 2016.
Arizona hosts more than 20 rodeos each year and features dozens of rodeo associations across the state. The 129th annual World’s Oldest Rodeo is scheduled to take place in Prescott over Fourth of July weekend in 2016 and the annual World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo will be held in Payson at the end of August.
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 forearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military.
For more information, visit http:///nra.org.
About The NRA Foundation:
Established in 1990, The NRA Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deductible contributions in support of a wide range of firearm-related public interest activities of the National Rifle Association of America and other organizations that defend and foster the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans. These activities are designed to promote firearm and hunting safety, to enhance marksmanship skills of those participating in the shootings sports, and to educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological, and artistic context.
Learn more about the NRA Foundation and how to apply for grants at www.nrafoundation.org.
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.