Round-Up Donations Reach $5 Millionby MidwayUSA
MidwayUSA, a catalog and Internet retailer offering JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING® for Shooting, Reloading, Gunsmithing and Hunting is pleased to announce Customer donations for the NRA Round-Up program have surpassed the $5 Million mark.
"We can't thank the Potterfields and MidwayUSA customers enough," said Wayne LaPierre, NRA Executive Vice President. "In the history of the NRA, no other company has given so generously to support the Second Amendment. Larry and Brenda's idea for the Round-up program was pure genius by itself, but their additional support of other NRA programs is inspiring. We are deeply grateful for their friendship and trust."
Established in 1992, the NRA Round-Up program allows every MidwayUSA Customer to "round up" their total order amount to donate to this program. MidwayUSA then sends these donations to the NRA where they are placed in the NRA/ILA National Endowment for the Protection of the Second Amendment. With no administrative or holding charges and by only using the annual interest, the principal is never touched, allowing the endowment to grow. The NRA/ILA uses the annual interest to help fund efforts to protect the Second Amendment.
Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA remarked, "We're proud the Round-Up Program has been so successful. It's an easy way to offer Customers the opportunity to make a big difference in the future of hunting and shooting."
The total Round-Up check will be presented by Larry and Brenda Potterfield, owners of MidwayUSA and the founders of the "Round-Up" program, at the 2010 NRA National Convention in Charlotte, NC.