The NRA, or National Rifle Association, is an organization that works to secure and honor the Second Amendment (2A), as well as to raise and provide funds to pro-2A programs nationwide.
The NRA Foundation, established in 1990, works in concert with the NRA by providing grants that fund shooting sports-related programs to develop, expand, and enhance their educational curricula to deliver valuable services to millions of Americans. “Grants from the NRA Foundation benefit youth education, law enforcement training, hunter education, conservation, marksmanship training, and much more,” explained Dennis Leifheit, owner of Northern Illinois Carry in Sycamore. “Half of its net proceeds directly benefit state programs, and the other half has a national scope. The NRA Foundation has funded over 32,000 grants since its inception.”
Friends of NRA banquets are held each year; they’re organized by dedicated individuals who are passionate and concerned about the future of the shooting sports. “These citizens are working together to protect the Second Amendment and raise money for the shooting sports,” added Leifheit. “They organize committees, secure donations, sell tickets, and host a banquet in their community. Since its inception in 1992, Friends of NRA has raised over $600 million for the NRA Foundation.”
On Saturday, March 14, 2020, the Kishwaukee Valley Friends of NRA will host its 11th annual fundraiser. The event will be held at Faranda’s Banquet Center at 302 Grove Street in DeKalb. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Attendees can expect an exciting evening, with a silent auction, game tables, raffle drawings, and even exclusive, limited-edition merchandise for sale that includes firearms, knives, art, jewelry, and more.
For a complete list of raffle drawings and prizes, and to reserve your spot for the event, visit www.friendsofnra.org. For more information about the Friends of NRA fundraiser in March, please contact:
Northern Illinois Carry, LLC
405 Somonauk St.
Sycamore, IL 60178
Phone: (815) 501-9421