March 20, 2012Civilian Marksmanship Program▸Donation Thanks
Last year your financial support helped us make a purchase of BB/pellet rifles to support our outreach programs. It has been more years than I can remember since we replaced our air rifles. They had just been used to the point of not being very dependable. After a very careful evaluation four of the air rifles were determined to be beyond safe repair. It was during a time period when we were planning a big camp event with the National Guard Youth. Our outreach team made the move to utilize your donation to replace those four air rifles. It was a great investment as over the two day camp event more than a hundred youth fired thousands of BB’s through those air rifles. I had purchased four 5,000 count containers of BB’s of which there was just one and a half left at the end of the outreach event. The shooting event sparked a lot of interest and currently there are some military families from Dover Air Force Base that we are pairing with our in progress 4-H Shooting Sports Rifle Club. What a difference four good shooting air rifles made! Thank you again for your generous support of our 4-H Shooting Sports Youth Development Programs. Yours in the Shooting Sports.