Co-CEO of Springfield Armory Dennis Reese announced on July 13 that Springfield Armory will provide $1,000,000 to kick-off the National Rifle Association’s new Competitive Shooting & National Championships Endowment.
Co-CEO of Springfield Armory Dennis Reese (left) and NRA President John Sigler (right) hold up a $1 million check. Springfield Armory announced on July 13 that they will provide $1,000,000 to kick-off the National Rifle Association’s new Competitive Shooting & National Championships Endowment.
The announcement was made at the 100th anniversary of the National Matches at Camp Perry in Port Clinton, Ohio. In addition to announcing the gift, Reese issued a challenge to other firearms manufacturers to step forward and secure the future of competitive shooting by giving to the NRA’s competitive shooting endowment.
“Like the NRA, Springfield is committed to ensuring that competitive shooting is alive and thriving for years to come. By supporting this endowment, we are giving back to the sport that is such an important part of our lives, both personally and professionally. We hope that others in the industry will join us in supporting the future of competitive shooting.” Reese commented.
NRA President John Sigler was at Camp Perry for the announcement. “Ensuring that the next generation has the opportunity to benefit from the numerous competitive shooting programs offered by the NRA is one of my top priorities. Springfield’s leadership gift to spearhead the new Competitive Shooting & National Championships Endowment shows an impressive commitment to establishing a legacy for the future of this sport.”
The Competitive Shooting & National Championships Endowment supports a wide range of programs offered through the NRA’s Competitive Shooting Division. Each year, the NRA sanctions over 10,000 shooting tournaments and sponsors over 50 national championships. Over 125,000 men, women, and juniors compete in NRA Approved and Registered matches annually.
NRA Director of Competitive Shooting, Mike Krei remarked, “Springfield’s support of the NRA’s competitive shooting programs will have a positive impact not just on traditional competitions, but also on entry level youth programs and disabled shooting services. There are literally millions of shooters that will benefit from Springfield’s generosity in perpetuity.”
For more information on Springfield Armory, visit http://www.springfield-armory.com.
For more information on the NRA’s Competitive Shooting & National Championships Endowment, contact the NRA Office of Advancement at 1-877-NRA GIVE.