Smith & Wesson Signs as Newest Silver Sponsor of NSSF/HAVA Golf Classic
NEWTOWN, Conn.— The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that Smith & Wesson has agreed to sponsor the 2nd Annual NSSF/HAVA Golf Classic at the Silver support level. Headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, Smith & Wesson is a leading manufacturer of handguns and rifles for the consumer, law enforcement and military markets.
“Smith & Wesson’s commitment to our industry is unparalleled,” said Chris Dolnack, NSSF Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “This company is a consistent and loyal supporter of the NSSF and our mission of promoting, protecting and preserving hunting and the shooting sports, but with this generous sponsorship of the HAVA Golf Classic, Smith & Wesson goes above and beyond to recognize the men and women of uniform fighting every day to protect our 2nd Amendment rights.”
James Debney, President and CEO of Smith & Wesson, said, “Over the past eight years, HAVA has played a key role in the lives of thousands of military men, women and their families. It’s worked to heighten awareness of the challenges facing these heroes, who have sacrificed so much to preserve our freedoms, and that is why we consider it a privilege and an honor to support the 2nd Annual NSSF//HAVA Golf Classic.”
The NSSF/HAVA Golf Classic, now in its second year, raises money to support disabled veterans with their healing process through guided hunts, target shooting events and other outdoor sports activities. HAVA is Honored American Veterans Afield, a 501(c)(3) organization formed by companies in the shooting and outdoor industry. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available for this important event, and interested industry members are encouraged to visit www.shotshow.org/golf and contribute to this worthy cause.
The 2016 2nd Annual NSSF/HAVA Golf Classic will be held Sunday, January 17, two days before the opening of the 2016 SHOT Show. Bear’s Best Country Club on Flamingo Road in Las Vegas will be the host course for the event, which kicks off with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Registration is now open for individuals and four-member firearms industry teams. Individual entries are $200, while four-person team entries are $600. All entries include transportation to and from the outing, golf cart rental, course fees, course balls, breakfast, lunch and participant gifts. Prizes will be awarded for high team and individuals at the event’s conclusion. For more information and to register for this important event, visit www.shotshow.org/golf.
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 12,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, visit www.nssf.org.
HAVA is a 501(c)(3) organization formed by companies in the shooting and outdoor industry with the purpose of raising awareness and further assisting disabled veterans with their healing process through guided hunts, shooting events and other outdoor sports activities. The sustaining sponsor companies are Smith & Wesson, SIG SAUER, NSSF, Academi, Vista Outdoors, Barrett, Crimson Trace, Diamondback, FMG Publications, Glock, Hornady, Leapers/OTG, Leupold & Stevens, Mossberg, NASGW, Proof Research, Ruger, Surefire, Taurus, XS Sights and Yamaha Outdoors among numerous contributing companies. To learn more about HAVA, visit www.honoredveterans.org.