Rimfire’s magic act—now you see it, now you don’t—is making it a challenge to run programs for young shooters, but Texas Armament & Technology/Aguila Ammunition is helping fill the void with a donation of 50,000 rounds to the NRA Whittington Center. “The Whittington Adventure Camp [which takes place in mid-June] is known as one of America’s best outdoor youth camps for boys and girls ages 13 to 17,” said NRA Whittington Center Executive Director Wayne Armacost. “Over the two-week camp, young shooters will learn the basics of rifle, pistol, shotgun muzzleloader and archery. In the process, campers will fire over 90,000 rounds of ammunition. This generous support from Aguila Ammunition ensures that each of these young men and women has the opportunity to learn to shoot in a safe and fun environment.”
“We are honored and excited to support the Whittington Center Adventure Camp, a program that not only gives youth a chance to learn the fundamentals of shooting all firearms, but also competition shooting, marksmanship and most importantly, shooting safety,” stated Kristi Drawe, director of marketing for TxAT/Aguila Ammunition. “Aguila is honored to be some of the first ammunition these shooters will ever shoot, in what hopefully becomes a lifetime passion.”
Involvement with the future generation is a priority with the company, and not limited to rifles, either. Aguila also donated to the Boy Scouts of America Sam Houston Area Council—made up of almost 60,000 scouts across 16 counties—for its annual clays tournament.
“Each year, the Sam Houston Area Council holds a Sporting Clays Tournament. The event alone has historically raised $250,000. Aguila Ammunition will provide 45,000 rounds of ammunition to this event as our exclusive ammo sponsor,”said Brian McGuire, senior development director for the Boy Scouts of America Sam Houston Area Council. “TxAT and Aguila Ammunition will also be incorporated into other BSA events throughout the year. The support we are receiving from them is immeasurable.”
NRA Whittington Center photo by Guy Sagi.