HAVA/NSSF Golf Classic is a Big Success
Outdoor Industry Gets Behind Event
Las Vegas, NV – February 8, 2016 Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) announce the very successful completion of the 2nd Annual HAVA/NSSF Golf Classic held on Sunday January 17, 2016 at the Bear’s Best Golf Club in Las Vegas. Hosting 100 golfers from the shooting sports industry, the classic attracted tremendous support as 38 companies entered foursomes or individuals, and 8 companies supported the event as sponsors:
||Smith & Wesson
||Glock, Sig Sauer, Taurus, Vista Outdoor, Winchester, Geissele Automatics
In addition, more than a dozen other companies donated raffle prizes or products for the player gift bags.
“Increasing participation in the 2nd year of the Golf Classic was a major goal and the industry again showed its heart for the HAVA cause by increasing sponsor contributions by 160% and the number of players by 84% over last year,” said HAVA Chairman Tom Taylor. “HAVA’s cause of support for disabled veterans is a most worthy one, and our industry shows its best instincts as it repeatedly steps up together to further the rehabilitation of the disabled veterans and the wounded active military whom we serve.”
“Being the Presenting Sponsor of the HAVA Golf Classic on an ongoing basis is NSSF’s privilege, and we encourage all of our members to get involved in this outstanding effort – through the Classic, or through any of the HAVA initiatives,” said Chris Dolnack, NSSF Sr. Vice President and CMO. “The Classic is becoming a terrific informal meeting where we can support a great cause while having fun competing on the course before the serious business of the SHOT Show begins. HAVA is our industry’s best statement of support for those great Americans who have served, and we should all offer our support.”
HAVA is a 501(c)3 organization formed by companies in the shooting and outdoor industry with the purpose of raising awareness and further assisting disabled veterans with their healing process through guided hunts, shooting events and other outdoor sports activities. The sustaining sponsor companies are Smith & Wesson, NSSF, Sig Sauer, Academi, ATK/Federal, Barrett, Crimson Trace, Diamondback, FMG Publications, Glock, Hornady, Leapers/UTG, Leupold & Stevens, Mossberg, NASGW, Proof Research, Ruger, Surefire, Taurus, XS Sights, and Yamaha Outdoors among numerous contributing companies. Those who would like to learn more about the HAVA organization can do so at www.honoredveterans.org.