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NRA Foundation awards thousands to local 4-H club

The local Whistling Bullets 4-H club received a $2,987.95 from the National Rifle Association Foundation to buy new equipment.

EAGLE — America's oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group donated thousands of dollars to help a local youth organization buy new equipment.

The National Rifle Association Foundation awarded the Whistling Bullets 4-H Club $2,987.95 to fund new firearms, archery equipment, ammunition, safety equipment and cleaning equipment. Whistling Bullets is Eagle County's Youth 4-H shooting sports program.

"We are very excited about the NRA's investment in shooting sports here in Eagle County, and we are pleased that the NRA is making an investment in our community," said Joel Cummins, organizational leader for Eagle County 4-H Whistling Bullets.

4-H Club is a youth development program. The Whistling Bullets 4-H shooting sports club provides an opportunity for children ages 8-17 to participate in the 4-H program while participating in and learning shooting sports including archery, air rifle, air pistol, shotgun, .22 rifle, .22 pistol and muzzle loader.

About Whistling Bullets club

The Whistling Bullets club utilizes nationally recognized curriculum and certified instructors to provide an environment for children to learn life skills as well as shooting, outdoors and archery skills. The Whistling Bullets Club generally has between 50 and 80 members each season, running from January through July.

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"Each year generous grants from the NRA, Gypsum Gun Club, and other local companies and individuals allows our shooting sports program to exist here in Eagle County," Cummins said. "Whistling Bullets utilizes this equipment to provide instruction and shooting opportunities within the 4-H club, as well as through other community shooting events such as the Gypsum Daze family shoot."

More than 5 million people belong to the National Rifle Association, which was established in 1871. The NRA Foundation was established in 1990 as a charitable organization in support of the shooting sports.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 and rwyrick@vaildaily.com.

For information

For information about the Whistling Bullets 4-H club, go to http://www.whistlingbullets.com

For information about other 4-H clubs in Eagle County, go to http://www.eaglecounty.us/CSU/

For information about the National Rifle Association, go to home.nra.org.

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