CMP, Ohio state directors donate air rifle package to local club to boost junior programs

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The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), with the help of  CMP state directors from Ohio and Russ and Vickie Evans, recently donated a beginning air rifle program kit to the Lowellville Rod & Gun Club in Lowellville, Ohio. The kit, which includes four Daisy M853 reconditioned pneumatic air rifles, four tins of .177 caliber pellets, a pack of air rifle targets, three-position air rifle rules and shooters journals as well as an air rifle safety poster, was donated to the club in the hopes of furthering the involvement of its juniors in air rifle shooting programs.

Each fiscal year, state directors are given a special fund of $400 to use towards programs within their states. At the 2011 State Director Workshop, the new air rifle team package was introduced, which consists of four Daisy M853 reconditioned pneumatic air rifles, four tins of pellets and a pack of targets. The state directors can request one package per year in lieu of their special fund to donate to a new team just starting out with no equipment.

Since its installment, many state directors have taken advantage of the package for clubs in their states. The contribution from the CMP and the Evanses in Ohio is the most recent example of shooting community members becoming actively involved in building juniors and the future of safe and sensible marksmanship.

The CMP state directors of each of the 50 states are appointed to provide leadership, coordination, networking, motivation and publicity for shooting sports in their geographic areas. They work directly with coaches and individuals to provide enjoyable, informative and fun opportunities for junior competitors across their states and help lead them in positive directions.

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