Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) has announced the launch of a new range day series in the state of Florida, now the 18th state where HAVA has hosted annual shooting and hunting events in its eight-year history.
Dubbed the 1st Annual HAVA/WAC Range Day, it was conducted at the Wyoming Antelope Club facility near the St. Petersburg International Airport with 70 disabled veteran shooters participating and 125 shooting enthusiasts attending including veterans, family members and volunteers.
Each veteran received a valuable gift bag of outdoor products, lunch, three hours of shooting pistol and rifle stages, and participation in a post-event raffle of 30 high-value products including six guns donated by HAVA sponsors.
The day started with the National Anthem sung by a SOCOM volunteer who is an active Naval officer, and included a shooting exhibition by competition champion B.J. Norris.
“Our first Florida event was a hit,” HAVA Chairman Tom Taylor said in a statement. “The Tampa area military community responded well to our launch initiative and the Wyoming Antelope Club provided first class facilities and support for the event. We see Florida as a target-rich area for HAVA hunting and shooting events, and Tampa/St Pete as a key element of our Southeast growth.”
For more information, please visit HonoredVeterans.org.