Longmeadow, MA - Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) announces the addition of GLOCK, Inc. to its growing list of shooting sports industry sponsors as the leading pistol maker commits to a multi-year program of support for this industry sponsored organization. GLOCK will provide financial support and product for shooting events, and GLOCK personnel will volunteer their time and expertise to enhance the active outdoor experience for the American Heroes that HAVA serves. GLOCK joins fellow gun makers Smith & Wesson, Ruger, Mossberg and other outdoor industry companies in providing primary support for HAVA, which offers a non-competitive way for numerous industry manufacturers to give back to these wounded warriors that deserve our support.
"HAVA represents the best of what our industry offers and allows us to show our gratitude for the enormous commitment of these heroes. GLOCK is pleased to add our name to the impressive roster of shooting sports companies who are taking responsibility for these Americans who have given so much in the cause of freedom," said Gary Fletcher, GLOCK Vice President . "HAVA events are conducted to the highest ethical and safety standards and we look forward to partnering with them in this effort. Re-building the confidence of these wounded warriors so they can cope in the 21st century is one of the highest callings of our time and our employees are eager to volunteer in this noble effort."
"We are elated that GLOCK has joined us in supporting our mission of providing active outdoor opportunities for disabled veterans and injured active duty personnel who have served the cause of freedom so well," said Tom Taylor, HAVA Chairman. "GLOCK recognizes that this cause is an essential one and that all of our sponsor companies can make a difference in this vital work. Our focus is all about serving the wounded warrior and we are honored to walk with GLOCK in this effort.
HAVA is a 501(c)3 organization formed by companies in the shooting and outdoor industry with the purpose of raising awareness and further assisting disabled veterans with their healing process through guided hunts, shooting sports, and other active outdoor sports activities. The sustaining sponsor companies are Smith & Wesson, Yamaha Outdoors, Crimson Trace, Leupold & Stevens, Surefire, Mossberg, Hornady, Ruger, Barrett, XS Sights, FMG Publications, NRA, NSSF and Glock. There are many other contributing companies. Those who would like to learn more and contribute to the HAVA mission can do so at www.honoredveterans.org
About GLOCK, Inc.
GLOCK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of pistols and accessories. GLOCK's superior engineering has produced a pistol with only 34 parts and a rugged polymer-frame, providing industry- leading reliability shot after shot. GLOCK is renowned for its pistols which are safe, featuring three safeties; simple, offering a low number of components to provide reliability; and fast, with no encumbering parts to slow the speed to fire. This combination makes GLOCK pistols the first choice among consumers and law enforcement, with 65% of agencies nationwide choosing to carry GLOCK. Austrian-engineered, the company has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Austria. Based in Smyrna, Ga., GLOCK, Inc. is an advocate for our nation's law enforcement and military personnel, as well as all citizens' Second Amendment right to bear arms. For more information, please visit www.teamglock.com