A coalition of shooting sports companies including Federal Premium Ammunition is supporting the Kids & Clays Foundation’s mission to help critically ill children and their families win the fight of their lives.
“Plain and simple, our sole purpose is to help fund Ronald McDonald Houses through shooting events,” explains Kids & Clays executive director Doug Jeanneret.
Ronald McDonald Houses provide a “home away from home” for families of children battling cancer and other life-threatening health conditions while the youngsters are receiving treatment.
Jeanneret is quick to acknowledge Federal Premium’s support on the ammunition front. “Federal Premium is a huge part of what we do, and helps thousands of families each year with their contributions,” he says. “We’re proud to have Federal Premium as a sponsor, and couldn’t do what we do without them.”
In 2017, Federal Premium donations to Kids & Clays Foundation will provide 1,750 overnight stays at Ronald McDonald House for families with critically ill children. Additionally, Federal has provided a total of 4,550 overnight stays throughout the history of the partnership.
Kids & Clays Also Focuses on New Shooter Education
Besides the main goal of helping children and their families, Kids & Clays introduces thousands of non-shooters to the joys of the sport, while educating them on how much the shooting sports and firearms industry contribute to conservation efforts and the national economy.
“We have a huge percentage of people attend these events who have never held a shotgun before,” says Jeaneret. “They leave talking about how much fun they had, and how they now see guns and our heritage in a far more positive light.”