SIG SAUER, a firearms company, announced it has partnered with veterans charity Aiming For Zero to help prevent veteran suicide.
A charity shooting match was held May 12 and 13 at the SIG SAUER Academy in Epping, New Hampshire, “to raise funds for promoting suicide awareness and assisting military families in need,” according to a SIG SAUER press release.
“We are honored to partner with Aiming for Zero,” said Adam Painchaud, Vice President of the SIG Academy. “SIG SAUER has a long history of supporting U.S. military personnel during and after their service to our great nation. The SIG Academy is the perfect venue to host this wonderful charity and help bring awareness to veteran suicide.”
The event was expected to raise more than $30,000 and because the venue, staffing, food and prizes were provided by SIG SAUER, all the money raised went directly to the charity.
“People behind the guns at competitions are patriotic, red-blooded Americans who support the sacrifices our men and women in service make,” said Chris Tessier, Match Director for Aiming for Zero. “If they see an opportunity to help veterans and military families while pursuing their passions, it’s a no-brainer. The response to Aiming for Zero has been overwhelming.”