Thursday, December 14, 2006

2007 Lone Star Friends of NRA Dinner

The Friends of NRA is a fundraising organization that funds local, state and national shooting programs. 100% of the funds raised go towards these programs, none towards the political and lobbying arms of the NRA. Some of the organizations that have benefited from Friends of NRA funds include the 4-H, the Boy Scouts, Collage shooting clubs and various firearm training courses that are set up to introduce folks to the shooting sports.

The primary means of raising funds are local banquets.

From the Friends of NRA site:

The format is simple-food, fun, family and fund-raising. Whether you are a hunter, competitive shooter or just a proud gun owner, Friends of NRA events have something of interest for the entire family. Events include dinner followed by exciting auctions and special drawings for unique and collectible merchandise. Attendees bid on items from the standard Friends of NRA merchandise package, as well as special products and services donated to specific events by local businesses and community members. "Friends of NRA merchandise includes very desirable limited edition firearms, wildlife art from popular artists, jewelry, and shooting sports, hunting and outdoor equipment. Events offer every participant an opportunity to take home valuable merchandise and enjoyable memories," said Rich D'Alauro, NRA Senior Field Representative for lower New York, upper New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
The 2007 Lone Star Friends of NRA Dinner will be held on February 2nd, at the Mesquite Rodeo Convention Center at 6:00 PM. Last years event raised over $20,000, and we are looking to raise even more this year. The proceeds from this event will be used to fund additional permanently endowed scholarships within the Texas A&M System as part of the George Tubb Memorial Scholarship program.

Basic tickets to the banquet start at $30.00 each, sponsor packages start at $200.00. My wife and I do purchase a sponsor package and I have to tell you, these events are a blast. Sponsor packages include a sponsorship statue and entry into sponsor only drawings.

This is a good time, and the money raised is put to good use. I hope to see you other North Texans there.

For more information call the TSRA office at 972.889.8772, or you can email me at the email address located in my profile.


Anonymous said...

NRA - National Registry of Arms...

Kidding! Don't shoot me! (I got this joke from a cop.)

Anonymous said...

The cop said you don't need gun registration when you've got the NRA membership rolls.