By mtjulietintern

Submitted to Mt. Juliet News
Members of the Mt. Juliet Christian Academy air rifle team include (kneeling, from left) John Corbin, Brett Patton, Wyatt Gray, Sullivan Swords, Audrey Brown, Addyson Caldwell, Savanna Armstrong, Tanner Jennings, (standing, from left) coach Amy Wilson, coach Jon Low, Isaac Street, John Woolson, Corbin Venters, James Naftel, Hannah Tan, Kim Miller, Karlee Lyons, Abe Gibson, team captain Faith New and coach Gibby Gibson.

Wilson County Friends of the National Rifle Association presented the Mt. Juliet Christian Academy air rifle team with a ceremonial check for $3,584 recently. 

The funding is a result of a grant application submitted to the Friends of NRA’s grant program.

Established in 2013, the Mt. Juliet Christian Academy air rifle club has more than 30 members made up of coaches, range-safety officers and third- through 12th-grade students who shoot BB, sporter and precision rifles. The precision team shoots competitively and received second place at the Overmountain Rendezvous Match last fall.

Anyone can help support the fundraising efforts that directly benefit teams like Mt. Juliet Christian Academy air rifle team by attending the annual Friends of NRA fundraising banquet. The banquet will be June 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Wilson County Expo Center at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center at 945 Baddour Pkwy. in Lebanon. Tickets may be purchased at friendsofnra.org or by calling Eddie at 615-533-8721.

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