WON Landing Page OCT 2022

Weatherby® Rifles Help Raise More than $100,000 for National High School Rodeo Association

A custom-made, limited-edition Mark V® rifle and a Vanguard® rifle donated by Weatherby® helped raise more than $100,000 to support scholarship and leadership development programs of the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA).

The NHSRA conducted a national drawing for the Weatherby rifles. The Mark V was valued at $14,000, and the Vanguard was part of a Texas deer hunt package. The drawing, held this summer at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyo., gave participants the chance to win the rifles with each $10 donation.

“The NHSRA is thrilled with the success of the benefit,” said Austin White, NHSRA marketing director. “The money raised supported our state and provincial scholarship programs, the national college scholarship program and other valuable leadership development programs. Having Weatherby play such a major role as a sponsor of the benefit for the past nine years means so much to our association, membership and benefactors.”

“Weatherby is proud to help support the NHSRA and the high school athletes who represent their sport so well,” said Brad Ruddell, Weatherby’s vice president of sales and marketing. “We very much appreciate the opportunity to partner with the NHSRA in helping these youngsters further their education and develop their leadership skills.”

“NHSRA Scholarship Rifle 2010” is engraved on the Mark V’s barrel, while the NHSRA logo is engraved on the floorplate. The NHSRA logo is also embossed on the strap of the rifle’s walnut-tone leather case.

The Mark V is a .300 Weatherby Magnum with a low-lustre blue metal finish and engraved 24-karat gold and silver selective plating.

The custom-designed rifle also features:

  • Exhibition-grade claro walnut stock with ebony tip, cap and gold swivels. The stock has a satin oil

finish and checkering in a fineline point pattern

  • Brown side wall recoil pad
  • 26-inch #2 contour barrel
  • Bushnell® Elite® 4200 2.5-10x40mm scope donated by Bushnell
  • Talley two-piece mounts

Founded in 1945, Weatherby, Inc.’s line features the popular Vanguard® and legendary Mark V® rifles (production and custom), over/under and side-by-side shotguns in the classic Athena® and Orion® lines, Threat Response shotguns and rifles, semi-auto and pump shotguns, premium ammunition and security/shooting accessories.  The company is based in Paso Robles, Calif., and invites all hunters and shooters to visit and join its free online community at www.weatherbynation.com.

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Contact:    Jeff Patterson, jeffp@swansonrussell.com, (402) 437-6410

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