Ranges are starting to sign up, but we haven't listed many yet on the website pending agreements. I'm hoping that more ranges will sign up early to give them the most time to plan, raise funds and get donations for their events.
I have sent out a letters to many gun friendly companies in hopes of finding sponsors to help us fund the next years but haven't had much support so far. I recognize that we do not have our 501c3 status yet, but we can not file until we meet a minimum donation threshold. Then it takes about 9 months before the IRS approves the application.
If you are not familiar with the corporate structure behind NTYDTTRD, it was founded as a non-profit corporation early in 2012. We have 4 Directors, each with their own area of expertise. The 2012 event was supported in part by donations, but more than 50% by the Directors, in hopes of getting it started and then securing funding. What you may not realize is we received more in $5 and 10 donations than we did in large sponsorships.
Our original goal has not changed. Teaching safe handling to young people, encouraging families to take not just their sons but their daughters to shoot, and bonding over the fun of shooting sports.
If we are to continue, and provide much needed support to host ranges, we need help. We do not charge ranges to host an event as we recognize that they are covering their own expenses. We would like to be able to provide more promotional materials, prizes and financial support to ranges. We can't do that with the small amount of money we have saved now (actually, if we reimbursed ourselves for the money we spent out of pocket we would be in the hole, but have opted to consider those funds donations).
Please visit the website at www.NationalTakeYourDaughtertotheRangeDay.com, like us on FaceBook, and if you have any ideas, suggestions, questions, would like to register your range or can help us financially...please contact us!