Longmeadow, MA October 31, 2018 – Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) announces the very successful completion of the 11th Annual HAVA National Family Day event held on October 20, 2018 at the San Antonio Police Academy in San Antonio, Texas. Attended by nearly 400 disabled veterans, spouses, children and volunteers; the day featured shooting, good food, airsoft for kids, bounce houses, a 50 ft. video game trailer, and a raffle table of high value products from sponsors including Glock, Hornady, Vortex, Mossberg, Ruger and Sig Sauer among others. The day also featured an exhibition with world class professional shooter Daniel Horner, along with other disabled shooters. There were 6 stages of fire at the academy’s impressive 6-section concrete pistol bay – plus a separate instructional stage hosted by “A Girl and a Gun” and HAVA’s “Learn to Shoot Again” Team. The day was a huge success for attendees as HAVA child care tended to over 80 kids under 14 and allowed parents to fully enjoy the activities.
“HAVA had a great day serving the attending disabled vets and their families entering our 2nd decade of service to the San Antonio veteran community,” said HAVA Chairman Tom Taylor. “NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation) had a film crew on site and will shortly be producing a film to be available on-line and on social media outlets to show the breadth of the HAVA experience for veteran families. Special thanks goes to Chief Bill McManus of the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) and his over 2,000 sworn officers and 800 civilian employees for their support of the HAVA Family Day each year.”
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, National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), SIG SAUER, Academi, Arnold Defense, Crimson Trace, E3 Training, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Hornady, Leapers/UTG, Leupold & Stevens, Mossberg, National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), Operation Hat Trick, Ruger, Savage, Surefire, Taurus, Vista Outdoor/Federal, XS Sights, and Yamaha Outdoors among numerous contributing companies. To learn more about HAVA, go to: www.honoredveterans.org.
The San Antonio Police Dept. consists of over 2000 officers dedicated to improving the quality of life for the people of San Antonio by creating a safe environment in partner ship with the people that they serve. They act with integrity to reduce fear and crime while treating all with respect, compassion and fairness. Learn more at www.sanantonio.gov/sapd.aspx