Thursday, August 18, 2011

Crosman Corp. Increases Support of Progressive Agriculture Safety Day®

Crosman Corp. Increases Support of Progressive Agriculture Safety Day®

One hundred fifty percent increase in support will provide additional firearm
safety resources during farm Safety Days.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 18, 2011 — Crosman Corporation has increased its support of the Progressive Agriculture Foundation® (PAF) Safety Day® program by 150 percent with a two-year commitment totaling $10,000. The increased support will fund the development of guidelines to assist PAF Safety Day coordinators in using National Shooting Sports Foundation and National Rifle Association firearm safety resources and Crosman's airgun safety information during Safety Days.

As a proud sponsor, Crosman Corporation embraces the Foundation’s mission to keep youth safe through education and training. “Supporting the Foundation provides an opportunity to make a significant difference to a lot of young people,” says Crosman vice president of Marketing Roy Stefanko. “We’re looking forward to working with the Foundation in the development of new airgun safety lessons that will enhance the already impressive list of educational resources available to the volunteer instructors,” he explains. “The stellar efforts of the Foundation’s numerous volunteer coordinators raise awareness and safeguard future generations. Many thanks to them for their continued dedication,” says Stefanko.

Through donations from sponsors such as Crosman, the Progressive Agriculture Foundation is able to further efforts designed to keep rural children safe and healthy. The Foundation provides training and resources to help local community members conduct one-day safety and health programs that explore more than 30 topics. Since the program was founded in 1995, it has grown to become the largest rural safety and health educational program for youth in North America.

Rochester, N.Y.-based Crosman Corporation has long been known for innovation and quality in the shooting sports industry. Crosman is an international designer, manufacturer and marketer of Crosman® and Benjamin® airguns, Crosman Archery products, CenterPoint® Hunting and Outdoors Precision Optics, Game Face™ Airsoft products, and USMC Airsoft. Crosman is the exclusive worldwide licensee for Remington®, Bushmaster®, and Marlin® airguns and airsoft products as well as USMC airsoft products. The company is privately held.

The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day program is the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America and a program of the Progressive Agriculture Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to provide education and training to make farm, ranch and rural life safer and healthier for children and their communities. In 2008, PAF was awarded the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance National Charity Seal, demonstrating its commitment to accountability and ethical practices. Safety Day applications are due each July 15 for Safety Days that will be conducted the following calendar year.

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