Longshots awarded NRA grant

Published 3:31 pm Friday, August 25, 2017

The Lincoln County Longshots 4-H Shooting Sports Club was recently notified by the NRA Foundation that it had been chosen to receive a grant in the form of arrows, targets, pellet traps, various equipment, and ammunition. 

The NRA Foundation provides grant opportunities to not-for-profit entities involved in the education of archery and firearms. 

The local group has been fortunate to receive grants from the NRA Foundation the last few years. The group is up to a total of 40 members that are in need of equipment. 

“The receipt of this grant has assisted the club greatly in serving its members with supplies and equipment,” Longshots co-coach Cindy Wesley said. “The Longshots are honored to receive this grant and want to publicly express their gratitude to the NRA Foundation.” 

The Longshots’ mission is to educate youth in the safe and proper handling of archery and firearms as well as the importance of community service. 

The group participates in several local shooting competitions annually as well as District and State 4-H competitions. 

The Longshot coaches are: Alan Hubble, Andy Ferguson, Jerry Wesley, Cindy Wesley, Steven Sneed, and Ricky Mullins. Teen leaders are: Roby Mullins, Gabe Singleton, and Taylor Wesley.