The NRA Foundation awarded a grant to the Tallahassee Rifle & Pistol Club. The NRA Foundation awards grants to ranges, clubs, youth shooting programs, and women shooting programs throughout the state of Florida. The grants are funded by the Friends of the NRA who hold fundraising banquets around the state to generate the money needed to support these vital programs. Tallahassee’s banquet has been the top grossing banquet in the state of Florida for several years now and actually came in fourth in the nation in 2018. You are probably asking yourself “Tallahassee???” Top in the state…..How? The answer is simple, Marion Hammer. Marion is a former President of the NRA, she is well connected and won’t accept no for an answer. Ms Hammer has been the driving force behind the success of the Capital City Friends of the NRA banquet.
The grant awarded comes directly from the money raised at the local banquet. The NRA Foundation tries to keep the money in the county where it was raised. The grant process is fairly simple and is available to most any shooting group, range, organization or club that promotes the shooting sports, especially programs for women and children.
This is the third grant that the Tallahassee Rifle & Pistol Club has received from the NRA Foundation. The first of which was received 10+ years ago and helped get TRPC’s advanced youth program off the ground. That grant consisted of new advanced Anshutz rifles, slings, vests, jackets. The second grant awarded was in 2017 and was enough to replace all of the clubs youth rifles and even get some new left handed rifles. This grant also included 10,000 rounds of 22lr ammunition, ear protection, eye protection, mats, scopes and targets. The most current grant received included 2 new Anshutz 22lr rifles with sights and 180 pair of safety glasses. The Anshutz rifles are advanced rifles and were needed to cover the increased number of shooters who have advanced through the ranks and now require a better rifle to shoot.