We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you a prize opportunity. It’s not actually a SHWAT™ giveaway, but it supports a good cause with solid prizes. And given the shifting national mindset, well, this seems like a particularly good idea right now.
Even without supporting the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Project Childsafe, this would still be a great opportunity. But, for those who don’t know much about the NSSF or this project, here’s a super brief background…
The NSSF is the firearms industry trade association. In a typical year, they would put on the world-famous SHOT Show. They exist to “Promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.” Project Childsafe, they tell us, is the biggest firearms safety education program in the United States. NSSF distributes firearms safety messages and kits in all 50 states. All well and good, but what can you win with a donation?
By the way, the NSSF has no idea we’re publishing this. Nor do the sponsors. We don’t have affiliate links. We have nothing to gain here, it’s just an idea we thought worthy of sharing.
Yeti brand lovers will appreciate the entry-level item, though one has to ask if there is such a thing as “Entry Level” when it comes to Yeti. Put this on your desk when you’re allowed to go back to work. Bound to be a conversation starter, right?
Next up is something I can vouch for personally, a gift card from Crossbreed Holsters. See that dress belt in the graphic below? I have the first ones ever made, the prototypes from years ago. They were my idea, my request and Crossbreed’s founder Mark Craighead made it happen for me. Today, Crossbreed Holsters is a major league holster maker, and to this day I still use them. Little known trivia fact here, but Mark wrote the first check to fund SHWAT™ and contributed a great story you should definitely read: Hog Hunting, Adrenalin and Crack Cocaine – A Second Look.
Want to go bigger? Check out the Brazen Sports watch. Who doesn’t love a cool watch? Brazen combines American engineering with Swiss Precision with what looks like a killer vibe to me.
If you really want to chase the top of the food chain in this sweepstakes, donate a bit more and you could win a Benelli Montefeltro shotgun. I once owned a Benelli shotgun. It was glorious, and yes, I have regrets… I don’t want all my guns to be glorious, per se, but shouldn’t you have just one that is?
So there you go, jump on it! Now, I’m not a lawyer and have never played one on TV, so I don’t know if I’m obligated to add the official Safety Sweepstakes Rules below or not. But why not, as it might keep SHWAT™ out of hot water. If you have trouble sleeping, try reading this. I almost fell asleep copying and pasting it!
To donate online visit https://www2.nssf.org/e/127421/donate-/48ncx2/396770181?h=Z3_SK2BchHjFXj913RvMcHpdpRDltf3tEIG4pVtJk7o or send a check made out to Project ChildSafe Foundation, 11 Mile Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470. No donation necessary. To enter without making donation, mail entry to Project ChildSafe Foundation, 11 Mile Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470, Att: “Safety Sweepstakes” Project ChildSafe Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charity that supports NSSF’s Project ChildSafe firearm safety program. Entries must be received by February 26, 2021.
Project ChildSafe® Safety Sweepstakes. Official Rules. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID OUTSIDE THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. SWEEPSTAKES IS SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS AND OTHER RESTRICTIONS ESTABLISHED BY SWEEPSTAKES SPONSOR. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. Sweepstakes Sponsor and Administrator: The Project ChildSafe Safety Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored and administered by the Project ChildSafe Foundation (“Sponsor”), 11 Mile Hill Rd., Newtown, CT 06470-2359. Prizes are provided by: National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc., Brazen Sports and CrossBreed Holsters (“Prize Sponsors”). Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is only open to individuals 18 years of age or older at time of entry legally residing in the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia). Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, Administrator and Prize Sponsors, family members of these individuals and persons living in their same households are not eligible to enter or win. Must successfully register for SHOT Show to be eligible to win. Firearms awarded as prizes will be distributed through licensed dealers and only in compliance with federal and state laws and applicable local ordinances. If a winner is ineligible to receive a prize under relevant state, federal or local laws and regulations the prize will be forfeited and no substitution will be provided. Sweepstakes Period: 12:00 am (ET) on December 1, 2020 to 7:00 pm (ET) on February 26, 2021 (“Sweepstakes Period”). All mailed entries must be postmarked by February 26, 2021.
How to Enter:
1. To Make a donation:
- Enter the Sweepstakes by donating the amount necessary to win the prize. Entrants will receive one (1) entry at the prize level in which they donate. Please note, donating at the higher amount does not make you eligible for any prizes below that level (e.g. a donation of $35 does not get you an entry to win the $15 and $35 prize, only an entry to win the $35 prize).
- All donations between $15.00 and $34.99 will receive one entry to win a Yeti Tumbler
- All donations between $35.00 and $74.99 will receive one entry to win a CrossBreed Holsters Gift Card
- All donations between $75.00 and $124.99 will receive one entry to win a Brazen Sports watch
- All donations of $125.00 or more will receive one entry to win a Benelli Montefeltro shotgun
To Enter for Free:
- Mail entry containing your name, mailing address and email address to Project ChildSafe Foundation, 11 Mile Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470-2359, Att: “Safety Sweepstakes” and indicate which item you wish to be eligible for. Like donation entries, entrants can only be eligible for one prize drawing.