Fundraiser to benefit Youth Shooting Sports in Florida!
If you are a member of a youth shooting program (Sheriff’s Explorer, ROTC, Boy Scouts, FFA, 4H etc.)
you can download a grant application (Click here) to expand or further enhance your program.
How would you like to get your next year’s membership absolutely FREE?
The first 50 dinner tickets sold will be entered into a drawing
for a free membership and receive a FREE guest pass
(You can keep it or give it away!)
The St Augustine Friends of the NRA Banquet is and Auction is a HIGH CALIBER CLUB EVENT and will be an evening of:
There is something for everyone at a Friends of NRA banquet. From the moment you walk in, the atmosphere is brimming with excitement. Whether you’re keeping an eye on that unique item in the silent auction, trying your luck at the game tables, or just dining on some delicious food, you’ll be sure to have a good time. It’s a family-friendly event chock-full of everything from exclusive, limited edition merchandise, firearms, knives, art, jewelry, and more. Not to mention all the great people you’ll meet in the process!
Nothing makes a Friends of NRA banquet more unique than the people who make it all happen. Working with NRA Field Staff, thousands of dedicated individuals across America, passionate and concerned about the future of the shooting sports, participate in the program by organizing committees, securing donations, selling tickets, and hosting a Friends of NRA banquet in their communities. Whether you’re serving on the committee or just attending, you’ll meet fire chiefs, engineers, local business owners, law enforcement, and teachers – all mainstream citizens working together to secure the Second Amendment and raise money for the shooting sports.
Amongst the fun and fellowship, Friends of NRA banquets boil down to one goal— fundraising for the future of the shooting sports. Since its inception in 1992, Friends of NRA has held over 14,000 events, reached over 2.5 million attendees and raised over $180 million for The NRA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Each year, The NRA Foundation allocates half of all net proceeds to fund projects within the state in which the money was raised and uses the other half to fund similar projects with a national scope.
Committee volunteers are appointed to State Fund Committees to make recommendations for local grant funding in areas such as youth firearm safety and education programs, hunter education, range development and improvement, women’s training seminars, and wildlife conservation efforts. Recognizing that America's young people represent the future of the shooting sports, State Fund Committee grants are frequently given to youth programs, allocating more than 50% of grant monies to this important area.
So whether you attend a Friends of NRA banquet for the fun, fellowship, or fund-raising, you can be confident that you are helping safeguard programs across the nation that prepare today’s generations to be tomorrow’s guardians of the Second Amendment.
All information provided by FriendsofNRA.org
Becoming a Sponsor is one of the premiere ways Friends of NRA can show their enduring support for the banquet program while also helping forward the mission of The NRA Foundation and the programs it works to support. Through its grant support of eligible educational programs, the NRA Foundation carries out its important educational mission not only throughout the state of Florida but across the country as well. Foundation grants benefit programs such as youth education, law enforcement training, hunter education, conservation, firearms and marksmanship training and safety, and much more.
When you become a National Friends of NRA Sponsor you are joining a select group of proud Americans whose love and commitment to the shooting sports will ensure its vitality for years to come. Since its inception in 2002, over 100,000 people have become Friends of NRA sponsors totaling a remarkable $35 million in gross dollars raised for The NRA Foundation.
As a national sponsor, not only will you receive the latest Sponsor Series item- a Legacy Quest Outdoors Weather Station exclusive to Friends of NRA sponsors- but you will also be entitled to a number of other sponsor benefits. Most notably a sponsor hat, and The NRA Foundation's quarterly magazine, Traditions, which keeps you updated on The NRA Foundation and Friends of NRA activities. In addition, you also gain the unique opportunity to purchase past sponsor items. Most important of all, 100 percent of your sponsorship pledge goes to The NRA Foundation.
The future of our local youth shooting sports needs you. Become a sponsor today.
To become a 2015 Sponsor today, contact St. Augustine Committee Chairperson
Jennifer Ferrari at (904) 808-8559 or Email Us
Among the fun and fellowship, Friends of NRA banquets boil down to one goal - fundraising for the future of the shooting sports. Since its inception in 1992, Friends of NRA has held over 14,000 events, reached over two million attendees and raised over $180 million for the NRA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Recognizing that America's young people represent the future of the shooting sports, State Fund Committee grants are frequently given to youth programs. The Florida State Fund Committee, has funded over 420 grants, for more than $1,651,750, in the past 19 years. Over 81%, or $1,337,917, of the funds raised have been used in the support of Youth Programs, Firearms Training and Education & Safety. Your continued support is greatly appreciated!