The NRA Foundation is proud to announce its partnership with Remington Arms Company, Inc., who has agreed to become a sponsor of both the banquets and television show of the Friends of NRA program.
The television show, which airs Sundays at 10:30 PM EST on the Outdoor Channel, features former MLB player, and personality on the Outdoor Channel’s Buck Commander series, Matt Duff and professional shooter Jessie Abbate as they travel across the United States to explore the history and impact of the Friends of NRA grassroots fundraising program. Their journey encompasses the entire shooting world as Matt and Jessie track where donations from Friends of NRA banquets go and meet the people who truly consider themselves friends of NRA.
“The NRA Foundation welcomes Remington as a 2011 sponsor for the Friends of NRA,” said Kyle Weaver, Managing Director of NRA’s Field Operations Division. “Their addition to the Patriot Nation will allow greater funds to be distributed to the shooting sports on both national and local levels.”
Remington Arms Company, headquartered in Madison, North Carolina, designs, produces and sells sporting goods products to the hunting, sporting, military and law enforcement markets. Founded in 1816, Remington is the only U.S. manufacturer of both firearms and ammunition products and one of the largest domestic producers of shotguns and rifles. Its products are distributed throughout the U.S. and in more than 55 foreign countries.
“Remington has a long history of partnering with the NRA to improve the world of shooting sports in the United States,” said Jim Bruno, Director of Business Development at Remington. “Becoming a sponsor of the Friends of NRA allows us to not only become involved with a great television program, but help raise money that will directly benefit the people who use our products out in the field.”
As a Sharpshooter Sponsor, Remington is the exclusive sponsor ammunition of ammunition used in the television show. For Friends of NRA banquets, Remington’s Defender sponsorship level elevates the grassroots support of The NRA Foundation to a scale that will improve shooting sports across the country.
Friends of NRA raises money and fosters community involvement for shooting programs across the country. One hundred percent of the net proceeds raised at Friends of NRA events go to qualified local, state, and national programs. Working with the NRA’s field staff, thousands of volunteers nationwide participate in the program by organizing committees and planning events in their communities. Since its creation more than 12,000 events have been held, reaching over two million attendees. Monies raised at these events go to The NRA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.