“Our program is focused on leadership, good citizenship and a healthy, drug free lifestyle. GLOCK has been a strong and long term partner in helping to achieve those goals."
Washington D.C. (PRWEB) October 04, 2016
The Young Marines, a national youth organization, received a $50,000 donation from GLOCK on Saturday, September 24, at the GLOCK Annual Shoot & Gunny Challenge XII in Griffin, GA.
Presenting the check to the Young Marines was Josh Dorsey, vice president at GLOCK. The check was accepted by Bill Davis, national executive director and CEO of the Young Marines. He was joined by Gene Overstreet, 12th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, and a member of the Young Marines’ board of directors.
“Our program is focused on leadership, good citizenship and a healthy, drug free lifestyle," Davis said. "GLOCK has been a strong and long term partner in helping to achieve those goals."
The Young Marines will use the donation to help fund the National Leadership Academy that each year attracts more than 250 youth members of the Young Marines from across the country.
“The Young Marines is an organization focused on developing character in the young men and women of our nation,” said Dorsey, who spent 20 years in the United States Marine Corps. “GLOCK is excited to support the program’s mission in developing the mental, moral and physical character of today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders.”
About the Young Marines
The Young Marines is a national non-profit 501c(3) youth education and service program for boys and girls, age eight through the completion of high school. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral and physical development of its members. The program focuses on teaching the values of leadership, teamwork and self-discipline, so its members can live and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.
Since the Young Marines' humble beginnings in 1959 with one unit and a handful of boys, the organization has grown to 281 units with 9,600 youth and 2,400 adult volunteers in 40 states, the District of Columbia and Okinawa with affiliates in other countries.
For more information, visit the official website at: http://www.YoungMarines.com.
About GLOCK, Inc.
GLOCK is a leading global manufacturer of firearms. The simple, safe design of GLOCK’s polymer-based pistols revolutionized the firearms industry and made GLOCK pistols a favorite among military and law enforcement agencies worldwide and among pistol owners. In 2016, GLOCK celebrated its 30th Anniversary in the United States. Renowned for featuring three safeties, GLOCK pistols offer users of every lifestyle confidence on which they can rely. GLOCK, Inc. is based in Smyrna, Georgia. https://us.glock.com/