Friends of NRA Announces MidwayUSA as National Corporate Partner for 2012



Fairfax, VA The National Rifle Association is proud to announce that MidwayUSA has donated $50,000 to become a Friends of NRA National Corporate Partner for the third consecutive year.

The donation will provide funding for NRA Foundation programs such as the Youth Hunter Education Challenge, Women on Target®.and the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program.

“By partnering with an organization like the NRA, Brenda and I are helping to protect the rights of all Americans,” said Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA.  “Thanks to our customers, who love the NRA just as much as we do, our sponsorship is something we can do and something we should do. We are committed to doing what we can to help change the future.”

An industry leader in shooting and reloading supplies, MidwayUSA was founded in Columbia, Missouri back in 1977. Over the years, the company has developed a strong commitment to Friends of NRA and the shooting sports. Co-owner Brenda Potterfield, for example, previously served as Vice President of the NRA Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

“The shooting and hunting industry has long supported Friends of NRA,” said John da Silva, National Manager of Events & Marketing for Friends of NRA. “Both Larry and Brenda Potterfield appreciate the significance of our mission and generously provide support through MidwayUSA at the local and national levels.”

Friends of NRA is a grassroots fund-raising program that fosters community involvement and allocates 100% of their net proceeds to qualified local, state, and national programs. Working with the NRA’s field staff, thousands of volunteers nationwide participate in the program by organizing committees and planning events in their communities.

Learn more about Friends of NRA at Contact Event Services Manager Jeremy Greene at (703) 267-1354 or [email protected] to find out how to become more involved.

For additional information on MidwayUSA, visit their website at or call 1-800-243-3220.

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