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June 18, 2012
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North American Arms Supports SHOT Show® 'Birdies for the Brave' Golf Event Benefiting Military Charities
NEWTOWN, Conn. -- North American Arms has stepped up to be a supporting sponsor of the 2013 SHOT Show® Birdies for the Brave charity golf event next January. Last year's event raised $70,000 for several military homefront groups, and the goal is to top that this year.
"North American Arms' support for Birdies for the Brave is based on our respect and appreciation for the men and women of our armed forces who risk their lives in defense of the liberties and freedoms that Americans enjoy today, not the least of which are those granted by the Second Amendment," said company president, Sandy Chisholm.
"We are extremely pleased to see North American Arms be a leader in supporting this worthy charity golf event," said Chris Dolnack, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of the National Shooting Sports Foundation®, the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry and owner of the SHOT Show.
NSSF® is the title sponsor and host of the event, which will be presented in partnership with PGA TOUR for Birdies for the Brave on January 12-13, 2013, at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. The charity golf event precedes the 2013 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show® (SHOT Show), which is attended by more than 60,000 industry professionals.
NSSF encourages other companies to follow the lead of North American Arms and become a sponsor of SHOT Show Birdies for the Brave. High-value merchandise donations for the silent auction and raffle are also being sought.
Proceeds from last year's inaugural event benefited nine charities supported by Birdies for the Brave. "The goal for 2013 is to net $100,000," said Dolnack. "It's a great opportunity for our industry to provide even more support for those who have sacrificed so much for our country."
Learn more about the event and how to get involved.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 7,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.