NRA grant awarded to Sharpshooters

The Southern Indiana Sharpshooters, sponsored by American Legion Post 147, Jasper, has received an NRA Foundation grant in the amount of $2,900.

The grant equipment includes 25,000 H&N Match Heavy pellets, 30 Swab-it Cleaning Bore-whip, three Daisy 599 Match air rifles .177, 36 shooting glasses, three Air Venturi Rockin’ Rat airgun targets, 2,500 Orion System targets, and three Daisy large pellet traps.

The gear will help to modernize the shooting program and provide needed shooting equipment.  The NRA Foundation has awarded the Southern Indiana Sharpshooters thousands of dollars worth of equipment over the past few years. 

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, the NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military.  Visit

Established in 1990, The NRA Foundation Inc. is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deductible contributions in support of a wide range of firearm-related public interest activities of the National Rifle Association of American and other organizations that defend and foster the Second Amendment rights of all law-biding Americans. These activities are designed to promote firearm and hunting safety, to enhance marksmanship skills of those participation in the shooting’s sports, and to educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological, and artistic context. More information about The NRA Foundation can be found online at

Friends of NRA is a grassroots fund-raising program that fosters community involvement to organize and, with help from NRA field staff, plan community events for firearms enthusiasts. All net proceeds from Friends of NRA events are allocated to The NRA Foundation, the leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports. Through NRA Foundation grants for equipment, training materials, range improvements, and more, qualified local, state, and national teams receive aid to involve and inspire a new generation of competitive shooters. Learn more about Friends of NRA at 

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