Founded in 2012, NTYDTTRD is about educating kids, girls and boys, about gun safety and about getting families to bring their kids out to shoot together as a family. NTYDTTRD, Inc. is a non-profit organization behind the event that is funded 100% by donations.
The first annual event was held Jun 9 at 37 ranges in 15 states. Over 1,000 kids got to shoot, most for the first time. Hundreds of volunteers, instructors, RSOs and range members worked hard to ensure the kids were safe and had a great time. Each club set their own structure, but to participate they all agreed to have a minimum number of certified instructors and RSO on site throughout the event. The number one priority is safety followed closely by FUN! The smiles on the faces of the kids as they came off the range spoke volumes about the fun. The smiles on the faces of the parents showed pride. See some of the photos from the Founder’s Event held at the HQ NRA Range in Fairfax, Va.
The organizers hope that the Dads and Moms will bring their children back to the range and continue to shoot together, encouraging safe handling and participation in the shooting sports. Many of the host ranges benefited by gaining new members or customers.
The next event will be Jun 15, 2013. The goal is 100+ ranges. If you would like more information, to host an event, become a sponsor (and we really need you!) or participate in some other way please visit the website linked above.
Thank you for your support!
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