The NRA Foundation awarded the Kenosha County 4-H Shooting Sports Project a grant totaling $4,622.80 to fund four Ruger American .22 rifles, four Smith and Wesson Victory .22 semi-automatic pistols, four BB rifles from competition Daisy, two competition air pistols, two rifle cabinets, 10 spare rifle magazines, four dozen safety glasses and a trauma kit.
“We are very pleased to be able to expand what our program offers and to increase the number of young people we can offer it to through this grant,” said Project Manager Greg Kunkel, “I couldn’t be happier that the Friends of the NRA have chosen us to make an investment in the youth of our community.
The Kenosha County 4-H Shooting Sports Project is a program operated by the UW Extension Office in Kenosha County. In this project, we teach gun safety, marksmanship and wildlife conservation. As much equipment as
possible is provided so learning to use a firearm safely does not become prohibitively expensive. Annual enrollment is over 100 and is evenly split between male and female participants ages 8-19.
The Kenosha County 4-H Shooting Sports Project also encourages participation in statewide and national shooting competitions through 4-H, the American Legion, and the Civilian Shooting Program. .
“I could not have expanded our program to meet the need for increased enrollment without this opportunity and the generosity of Friends of the NRA,” Kunkel said.
Founded in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil and sports advocacy group.
Founded in 1990, The NRA Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deductible contributions to support a wide range of firearms-related public benefit activities. the National Rifle Association of America and other organizations that defend and promote Second Amendment rights.
Friends of NRA is a grassroots fundraising program that encourages community participation in organizing and, with the assistance of NRA field staff, planning community events for firearms enthusiasts.