San Antonio, TX – Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) is pleased to announce another successful and rewarding National Family Day, held at the San Antonio Police Training Academy. The 13th annual event had 110 participants who enjoyed a day on the range with firearms from leading manufacturers, cowboy action shooting, archery and axe throwing. Attendees were treated to live entertainment, food and prizes including stuffed backpacks (for all), numerous guns, optics and other high-end raffle items. These honored disabled veterans also enjoyed a shooting demonstration by Lena Miculek (8-time world champion in 5 shooting disciplines) and heard from Jack Wilson (who is known for his heroic actions during a Texas church shooting in 2019).
This unique event is an effort from the outdoor industry to support veterans and their families for their sacrifice. HAVA National Family Day offers a welcoming environment for all participants including children who get to have fun with bounce houses, games and multiple activities, including toy raffles. All kids go home with a gift. HAVA provides childcare for young children so that the participants and their spouses can enjoy the event.
One of the veteran attendees said, “I suffer from severe PTSD, and can’t drive a car so I had to ride my bike to the event. When I checked in, I was depressed, anxious and unhappy. Attending the HAVA event was better therapy for me than anything I’ve tried. This event puts a big smile on face and that is very rare for me.” This is the mission of HAVA as it strives to be a positive impact on veterans’ lives.
HAVA is a 501(c)3 organization formed by companies in the shooting and outdoor industry with the purpose of raising awareness and further assisting disabled veterans with their healing process through guided hunts, shooting events and other outdoor sports activities. The sustaining sponsor companies are Smith & Wesson, National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), SIG SAUER, Academi, Arnold Defense, Crimson Trace, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Hornady, Leapers/UTG, Leupold & Stevens, Mossberg, RSR Group, Ruger, Surefire, Taurus, Vista Outdoor/Federal, XS Sights, and Yamaha Outdoors among numerous contributing companies. To learn more about HAVA, go to: www.honoredveterans.org.