Thanks to a grant from the NRA Foundation Friends of NRA program, the Logan County 4- H Shooting Sports program received $4,235 to purchase a clay thrower, targets and ammunition for the club.
“We are very excited about the Logan County 4-H Shooting Sports program,” said OSU Extension Educator, Cynthia Klumpp of Guthrie, “and pleased that the NRA is making an investment in our community that will benefit our youth.”
The Logan County 4-H Shooting Sports program is taught and coordinated by trained and certified volunteers who give of their time and expertise to train and educate youth to become safe and responsible shooters. Logan County 4-H is open to all youth and the 4-H Shooing Sports program is open to youth 9 years of age and older.
Any individual or organization interested in applying for a NRA grant should contact Darren DeLong, Senior Field Representative for Oklahoma Friends of NRA.
Friends of NRA is a grassroots, community-minded program supported by gun owners, sportsmen and NRA friends that conducts banquets and other fundraising events to generate income for The NRA Foundation. Last year, the Friends of NRA raised over $11.7 million through events in 990 communities nationwide. The NRA Foundation has awarded 395 grants totaling over $1.1 million for charitable programs in Oklahoma.
The NRA Foundation supports a broad range of programs and services that benefit local communities from providing shooting range access for physically-disabled shooters to firearms safety, education and leadership programs for America’s youth. Some of the programs include the Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Program which teaches elementary school children gun safety; the Environment, Conservation and Hunting Outreach (ECHO) program that promotes the wise use of natural resources and hunter safety and ethics; and the Refuse To Be A Victim program instructing women in how to live safer, more secure lives, among many others. The NRA Foundation is a nonprofit arm of the National Rife Association and is dedicated to promoting and funding firearms safety, education and training programs nationally.
To learn more about the Logan County 4-H Shooting Sports program mission, guidelines, and how you can become involved in this educational program, please call the Logan County OSU Extension Center at 405-282-3331.