NTYDTTRD was founded in Jan 2012 to promote firearms safety and education, as well as family bonding through participation in an exciting and fun sport. Our inaugural event was held Jun 9, 2012, with 37 ranges in 15 states participating. It took thousands of volunteers, sponsors and supporters but it was worth it to see the smiles on the faces of the kids and the parents.
We started with a focus on Daughters and an opportunity for Dad’s to take their girls to the range and quickly evolved into Sons and Moms, too! The name hasn’t changed, but we encourage the whole family to shoot together. It is a great opportunity to teach the kids safe handling skills, expose them to shooting sports which they may enjoy for the rest of their lives, and do something together!
The annual event will be held the 3rd Sat in June. We hope you will consider hosting or participating in an event near you.
NTYDTTRD, Inc is the founding organization behind the event and we are a non-profit entity. We truly appreciate every donation, no matter how big or small, and we make every effort to stretch our limited funds as far as possible. If you can help, please consider clicking the Donate Here button on the side of this screen, or contacting us directly about mailing a check or an in-kind donation. We are not yet certified by the IRS as a 501c3, as we have not met the donation threshold but we will be filing for status as soon as possible. Please understand that it can take 9-12 months for the IRS to adjudicate the filing, and we will notify all donors of any status change when it occurs. In the interim, we are starting to plan for next year and really need your support to get us going.
We learned a lot from our first event and can’t wait to implement some of the changes going forward. One thing that will not change is the focus on SAFETY as the number 1 goal, and FUN a close second. We will continue to ask host ranges to agree to provide extra instructors and Safety Officers for their events.
We would also like to welcome Laura Carson to the Board of Directors. She brings a wealth of knowledge and skills in education and child development and will be instrumental in helping to plan and structure events in the future.
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Thank you all for your support and … Safe Shooting!