MidwayUSA’s Potterfields Donate Building And Land

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posted on December 26, 2022
Larry and Brenda Potterfield of MidwayUSA
Photo courtesy MidwayUSA/Facebook

Larry and Brenda Potterfield of MidwayUSA generously donated a 139,120-square-foot warehouse and 8.81 acres of land in Boone County, Mo., to The NRA Foundation in October. The donation will provide valuable space for The NRA Foundation and Friends of NRA, which was started on the same property.

“We are fortunate and pleased to donate this building to The NRA Foundation, an organization that shares our vision and support of the Second Amendment,” said Larry Potterfield, MidwayUSA Founder and Executive Chair of the Board of Directors. While no longer part of MidwayUSA, this building will continue to provide support of shooting sports for the foreseeable future.”

Larry and Brenda Potterfield, along with a committee of volunteers, dreamed up the blockbuster fundraising program and held the first Friends of NRA banquet in October of 1992 on the property they have now donated. Since its inception, Friends of NRA has held over 25,000 events, reached 4.5 million attendees and raised more than a billion dollars in support of the shooting sports.

Friends of NRA is a grassroots fundraising program that fosters community involvement and allocates 100% of net proceeds to qualified local, state and national programs. Working with Friends of NRA staff, thousands of volunteers nationwide get involved, helping to organize committees and plan fundraising events in their communities.

“The NRA Foundation is incredibly thankful for all that Larry, Brenda and MidwayUSA have done for the shooting sports and Second Amendment over the years,” said Wayne LaPierre, NRA CEO and Executive Vice President. “Over 30 years after Larry, Brenda and the first group of volunteers started the Friends of NRA in this very building, The NRA Foundation will move in, thanks to this amazing donation.”

“Larry and Brenda Potterfield and the entire MidwayUSA family are heroes of the Second Amendment movement. We can’t thank them enough for their leadership, integrity, dedication and unmatched generosity. We are proud to stand with them in defense of freedom,” said Tyler Schropp, Executive Director of The NRA Foundation.

Established in 1990, The NRA Foundation, Inc. (“NRA Foundation”) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deductible contributions in support of a wide range of firearm-related public-interest activities of the National Rifle Association of America and other organizations that defend and foster the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans. These activities are designed to promote firearms and hunting safety, to enhance marksmanship skills of those participating in the shooting sports, and to educate the public about firearms in their historic, technological and artistic contexts. Funds granted by The NRA Foundation benefit a variety of constituencies throughout the United States, including children, youth, women, individuals with physical disabilities, gun collectors, law enforcement officers, hunters and competitive shooters.

Learn more about Friends of NRA at friendsofnra.org and about The NRA Foundation at nrafoundation.org. For additional information on MidwayUSA, visit midwayusa.com.

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