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SASP Announces Partnership With the Young Marines

The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) is excited to announce our partnership with the Young Marines to become the competitive shooting component for the Young Marines organization.

“Our partnership with the SASP provides an opportunity for our Young Marines to receive quality instruction on firearms safety and marksmanship,” said Col William P. Davis USMC (Ret), national executive director and CEO of the Young Marines. “Combined with opportunities for competition within the SASP program and the intramural competition within our program, the partnership opens new doors for our Young Marines.”

SASP offers youth from grade school through college, the opportunity to safely participate in team-based action shooting sports which is a sport like no other in that it offers a level playing field across genders and age.

“We are excited to partner with the Young Marines,” said Rick Leach, interim national director of the SASP. “Both of our programs are targeted toward youth development, so it is a perfect fit. Glock is strong supporter of both our programs and introduced our programs to each other, knowing our programs they also thought us partnering made sense.”

The Young Marines strengthens the lives of America’s youth by teaching the importance of self-confidence, academic achievement, honoring veterans, good citizenship, community service, and living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The SASP is designed to instill in young people a set of personal values and character traits for fair play, compassionate understanding, individual responsibility, sportsmanship, self-discipline and personal commitment.

It is hoped that these qualities will stay wit
h youth participants in these programs throughout their lifetimes, helping each young athlete reach his or her full potential.
Youth participate in SASP using .22 rifles, .22 handguns or centerfire handguns, and targets are steel circle or rectangular plates.About the Young Marines
The Young Marines is a national non-profit 501c (3) youth education and service program for boys and girls, age eight through the completion of high school. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral and physical development of its members. The program focuses on teaching the values of leadership, teamwork and self-discipline, so its members can live and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.

Since the Young Marines’ humble beginnings in 1959 with one unit and a handful of boys, the organization has grown to 275 units with 9,200 youth and 2,760 adult volunteers in 40 states, the District of Columbia and Okinawa with affiliates in other countries.

For more information, visit the official website at: http://www.YoungMarines.com.

GLOCK Launches Annual Safety Pledge Drive

GLOCK Safety PledgeGLOCK, Inc. continues to spread the message of firearms safety with its annual GLOCK Safety Pledge Drive. The drive coincides with June National Safety Month and will run from June 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015. Pledgees may make their commitment as well as learn more about firearms safety at us.GLOCK.com/safetypledge.

GLOCK actively works year-round to promote firearms safety across the United States, joining the community of law enforcement, community leaders, businesses, and the firearms industry to raise public awareness about reducing firearm incidents. According to the company, responsibility of practicing and promoting firearms safety is an ongoing and everyday commitment. Firearms safety is intrinsically worked into every facet of the company’s ethos, from product design to community outreach.

“As a firearms manufacturer and a leader in the industry, it is GLOCK’s first and foremost responsibility to teach and promote firearms safety within the industry as well as outside of it,” said Josh Dorsey, vice president at GLOCK. “Safety is an issue that puts us all on the same page.”

The campaign will be promoted primarily through social networks. Participants and partners are encouraged to share throughout their own social channels to bring awareness to the nationwide safety campaign. Among the many safety programs slated for June, GLOCK has committed to community events focused on educating parents about securely storing firearms and talking to their children about firearm safety.

GLOCK will present the GLOCK Safety Ambassador of the Year Award to the individual or organization that demonstrates the promotion of firearms safety by driving pledges throughout their community to the GLOCK pledge page. In 2014, the award went to the Marietta (GA) Police Department for their dedicated efforts to drive pledges through a series of firearm safety education community meetings.

Pledge your personal commitment to firearms safety today. Practice the basic rules of firearms safety and always use the proper shooting equipment such as eye and ear protection. Keep firearms properly and securely stored. Promote firearms safety to your friends, colleagues, and loved ones.

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