BEC Foundation representatives David Ross, Lauren Salazar, Jennifer Curlee, and Toba Wright present community grant to Bandera County 4-H Shotgun Project leader Robbie Robinson, and team.
On Monday, July 18, the Bandera County 4-H Shotgun Team received a $4,000 community grant for the second-quarter grant cycle.
The 4-H Shotgun team was established in 2004 and currently has 40 participants that practice at least four times per week in events such as skeet, trap, 5-stand, and sporting clays at county and state levels. The grant will be used towards the purchase of a new trap machine to improve training and replace an aging device.
“We work hard to make this program available to everyone in our community, but our abilities are limited,” said Robbie Robinson, 4-H Shotgun Project leader. "With the growing popularity and success of the Bandera 4-H Shotgun Club, this money will enable us to reach more of Bandera's youth and introduce them to the safe and exciting world of shotgun shooting sports."
The BEC Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Bandera Electric Cooperative. Its mission is to support qualifying nonprofit organizations in the co-op's service area through charitable contributions with a focus on education, safety, and overall concern for community.
The BEC Foundation board awards grants based on its charitable giving guidelines and predetermined criteria and accepts grant applications on a quarterly basis. The next grant application deadline is September 1. For information and eligibility requirements, visit BanderaElectric.com/Foundation.