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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Nevada ROTC Students “On Target” Thanks to RMEF Grant

Hug High ROTC Rifle Team
“This is excellent. This will be a good source of money for our team. It will definitely come in handy, because right now we’re using old equipment. This will help us replace some of the old stuff.”

That’s what Major Michael J. Blackburn told the Daily Sparks Tribune after the Hug High School ROTC rifle team of Reno, Nevada, received a $10,000 endowment grant from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the MidwayUSA Foundation. The bottom line is the endowment will generate $500 a year in perpetuity. That means from here on out, the team can use the money to purchase the ammunition and other supplies it needs for its shooting program.

RMEF staff and volunteers nominate high school, college and university shooting teams to receive the endowments, which are generated from RMEF chapter fundraisers and through a donation from the MidwayUSA Foundation. Recipients are determined four times a year.

Twenty students are expected to try out this year for the Hug High ROTC rifle squad, twelve of which will make the final cut. They will represent the group at competitions with other area ROTC and scholastic shooting programs.

“We’re a growing team,” Blackburn said. “With this help from Midway USA and RMEF, we might have a real shot this year.”

Good luck shooters. Keep your eye on the prize. And a special thanks to our partners at MidwayUSA for outfitting our youth for the future.

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