BLOOMFIELD, N.Y. -(Ammoland.com)- Crosman Corporation once again was privileged to sponsor the Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA).
HAVA celebrated its 10th Anniversary at their flagship HAVA/SAPD National Family Day event at the 700-acre San Antonio Police Academy on Saturday, October 21st.
The event was attended by over 400 disabled veterans, veteran families and volunteers who enjoyed a full day of shooting, youth events, good food, gifts, prizes and camaraderie.
Returning to the city where the first HAVA family day event was held in 2008, the day was highlighted with exhibitions by World Champion shooter Max Michel and exhibition shotgun shooter Micah McMillan, 10 teams shooting pistol, rifle and Airbow™ stages.
“Crosman has been a proud supporter of HAVA for several years and the National Family Day event embodies all of our core values,” said Jennifer Lambert, VP of Marketing and Product Development for Crosman. “We value and appreciate all veterans, from our own employees to those who now face challenges as they look to pursue their passion for shooting sports. We are also pleased that the Benjamin Pioneer Airbow has proved to be an effective tool to allow these veterans the opportunity to hunt safely and effectively.”
The day also featured one-on-one shooting instruction from HAVA’s “Learn To ‘Shoot Again” (LTSA) staff of severely injured instructors teaching severely injured veterans to overcome their disabilities as well as special ladies’ instruction with the “A Girl and A Gun” organization.
In its 10-year life that began in 2008 with 6 industry company employees hosting a hunt for four disabled vets, HAVA has hosted over 8,200 disabled veterans and their families at hunting and shooting events in 25 states.
Since its founding in 1923, Crosman has been driven by the steadfast pursuit of quality and innovation. Crosman’s history is rooted in the airgun industry, where today Crosman remains the market leader in airguns, airgun ammunition, and consumables. In addition to airguns, Crosman has a diversified product lineup in the outdoor sporting goods industry that includes airsoft, firearms optics and laser aiming devices under the Lasermax brand, and archery products under the Centerpoint brand. Crosman is a subsidiary of Compass Diversified Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CODI). For more information visit www.crosman.com or contact Jay Duncan at [email protected]
HAVA is a 501(c)3 organization formed by companies in the shooting and outdoor industry with the purpose of raising awareness and further assisting disabled veterans with their healing process through guided hunts, shooting events and other outdoor sports activities. The sustaining sponsor companies are Smith & Wesson, NSSF, Sig Sauer, Academi, Arnold Defense, ATK/Federal, Crimson Trace, FMG Publications, Glock, Hornady, Leapers/UTG, Leupold & Stevens, Mossberg, NASGW, Proof Research, Ruger, Surefire, Taurus, XS Sights, and Yamaha Outdoors among numerous contributing companies.
Those who would like to learn more about the HAVA organization can do so at www.honoredveterans.org.
The San Antonio Police Dept. consists of 2,300 officers dedicated to improving the quality of life for the people of San Antonio by creating a safe environment in partnership with the people that they serve. They act with integrity to reduce fear and crime while treating all with respect, compassion and fairness.
Learn more at www.sanantonio.gov/sapd.aspx