The Young County 4-H Shooting Sports Club received three grants from the NRA Foundation, which will in turn teach more kids about the art of shooting.
The NRA Foundation, a charitable organization that supports shooting-based sports, will provide materials to the archery, rifle and shotgun clubs. Before receiveing the grant, all shooting materials, minus targets, were provided by 4-H participants, archery coach and co-club manager Catherine Delong said.
“These kids, they can shoot or otherwise they're like ‘I can't afford to shoot, but I really want to,' ” Delong said. “Well, now they can because we have the equipment.”
Shooting Sports applied for the grants in November 2013 and received them in February 2014. The club was the only one in Young County to receive the grants totaling $19,328.95, and this is the first grant the club has received in at least the last five years, Delong said.
Shooting materials have been arriving since March, but only the archery club has received everything. Since other Texas counties also got the grants, some rifle and shotgun equipment is on backorder, Delong said.
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