ASA Plus & ASA Round Up Program
What is this? Think RECRUITMENT. The Airgun Sporting Association has expanded our efforts to now include supporting activities that create more airgun shooters.
“ASAplus” represents the Association’s expansion into this new effort. The funding to support this expansion comes partly from industry donations and membership dues from Airgun Enthusiasts and Professionals. ASA and our industry partners have also started a new fundraising effort known as “ASA Round Up”. Our Round Up program consists of industry partners with a retail program agreeing to provide airgun and airgun accessory buyers the opportunity to “round up” their purchases to support airgun recruitment efforts. These retail partners collect these small donations and then transfer them to the ASA where the funding goes into our ASAplus account and is used to support airgun-related recruitment efforts.
The ASAplus program is just getting started but we are already making an impact. Thanks to the membership dues from Airgun Enthusiasts and Airgun Professionals and the ASA Round Up donations coming from participating industry partners, we are entering into a partnering relationship with the Student Air Rifle Program. This is a fantastic youth shooting program that operates out of participating schools across the country. The program has been carefully designed to ensure students and the volunteer teachers (doing the instructing) are well versed in gun safety and learn the fundamentals of shooting using air rifles. The ASA is working on the final details of what we all believe will be a long-term relationship with the Student Air Rifle Program and participating state wildlife agencies and local school systems using the generous support we are getting from Airgun Enthusiasts like you.
Look for more about this exciting new ASA endeavor and – when you buy airguns, airgun accessories, and related supplies, look for the ASAplus and ASA Round Up logos and “think about recruitment when you buy.”
At this point, there are two airgun retailers participating in the ASA Round Up fundraising effort – PYRAMID AIR & AIRGUN DEPOT – and other outlets are considering joining up. We will let you know when other retail partners join.
Think about RECRUITMENT when you buy from these participating retailers and be prepared to “Round Up for Recruitment”!