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The following is a press release from the NRA Foundation

The Waterloo High School trap team in Waterloo, Illinois, has received nearly $25,000 in NRA Foundation grants from 2010 to 2015, allowing for the purchase of numerous supplies and training materials.

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Better known as the Lead Heads, the WHS trap team consists of 20 young men and women who are members of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and the Amateur Trapshooters Association (ATA). In 2014 the team combined to break 981 out of 1,000 clays and took first place at the AIM Grand Championship in Sparta, Illinois.

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“The main goal of the Lead Heads is to provide a safe and enjoyable sport for the young men and women in our area,” says Head Coach A.J. Wessel. “Gun safety is emphasized to the team as our main objective. Once proper gun safety is observed, the coach focuses on improving shooting ability and overall scores.”

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The Lead Heads have shown their appreciation for The NRA Foundation’s support by volunteering at local Friends of NRA events and seeing firsthand the hard work and passion of the volunteers who dedicate time to raise money for shooting sports programs just like theirs.

About the National Rifle Association

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in forearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit http:///

About The NRA Foundation

Established in 1990, The NRA Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deductible contributions in support of a wide range of firearm-related public interest activities of the National Rifle Association of America and other organizations that defend and foster the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans. These activities are designed to promote firearm and hunting safety, to enhance marksmanship skills of those participating in the shootings sports, and to educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological, and artistic context.  More information about The NRA Foundation can be found online at

About Friends of NRA

Friends of NRA is a grassroots fund-raising program that fosters community involvement to organize and, with help from NRA field staff, plan community events for firearms enthusiasts. All net proceeds from Friends of NRA events are allocated to The NRA Foundation, the leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports. Through NRA Foundation grants for equipment, training materials, range improvements, and more, qualified local, state, and national programs receive aid to involve and inspire a new generation of competitive shooters. Learn more about Friends of NRA at


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