Funding supports hunting, shooting activities for disabled veterans, wounded active duty personnel
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., (June 6, 2019) – Smith & Wesson Corp. recently presented Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) with a donation of $20,000 to help fund HAVA-sanctioned hunting and shooting activities for disabled veterans and injured active military personnel. Lane Tobiassen, President of Smith & Wesson, presented the donation to Tom Taylor, Chairman of HAVA, in the Smith & Wesson booth at the 2019 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Indianapolis, IN.
Tobiassen said, “It is an honor to support an organization that has done so much for veterans for more than a decade. HAVA-funded activities are an inspiration to the firearms community, and the importance of the work being done to get our veterans back in the field cannot be overstated. These activities provide so much excitement and happiness to thousands of veterans and their families who have sacrificed themselves for our freedoms, and we are proud to give back through this important organization which supports the well-being of veterans throughout our community.”
Founded in 2007 by several companies in the shooting sports industry, HAVA has sponsored events across the nation and has worked to heighten awareness of issues facing disabled veterans upon returning home. Donations from HAVA’s co-sponsors help sustain the many hunting and shooting sports activities that it hosts each year.
Those who would like to continue on HAVA’s mission, learn more about the organization and how to contribute or see photos from past events can visit www.honoredveterans.org.
Pictured left to right: Tom Taylor, HAVA Chairman; Lane Tobiassen, President of Smith & Wesson.
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, Vista Outdoor/Federal, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Hornady, Leapers/UTG, Leupold & Stevens, Mossberg, National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), Ruger, Surefire, Taurus, XS Sights, and Yamaha Outdoors among numerous contributing companies. To learn more about HAVA, go to: www.honoredveterans.org.
About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Corp. is a provider of quality firearms for personal protection, target shooting and hunting in the global consumer and professional markets. Smith & Wesson is world famous for its handguns and long guns sold under the Smith & Wesson®, Performance Center®, M&P®, Thompson/Center Arms™, and Gemtech® brands. Through its Manufacturing Services Division, Smith & Wesson Corp. also provides forging, machining, and precision plastic injection molding services to a wide variety of consumer goods companies. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.