San Antonio, Texas – The Honorable American Veterans Afield (HAVA) is pleased to announce another successful and rewarding National Family Day, to be held at the San Antonio Police Training Academy. the 13the The annual event featured 110 participants who enjoyed a day at the range with firearms from major manufacturers, cowboy shooting, archery and ax throwing. Attendees enjoyed live entertainment, food, and prizes, including stuffed backpacks (for everyone), numerous weapons, optics, and other high-end raffle items. These distinguished disabled veterans also enjoyed a shooting demonstration by Lena Miculek (8-time world champion in 5 shooting disciplines) and heard from Jack Wilson (known for his heroic actions during a 2019 Texas church shooting).
This unique event is an effort by the outdoor industry to support veterans and their families for their sacrifice. HAVA’s National Family Day provides a welcoming environment for all participants, including children, who have fun with bouncy houses, games and multiple activities, including toy raffles. All the children go home with a gift. HAVA offers toddler care so 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 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 ever tried. This event puts a big smile on your face and that is very rare for me.” This is HAVA’s mission as it strives to make a positive impact on the lives of veterans.
HAVA is a 501(c)3 organization formed by companies in the shooting and outdoor industries with the purpose of raising awareness and further assisting disabled veterans in their healing process through guided hunts, shooting events and other outdoor sports activities. Sponsoring 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 collaborating companies. For more information about HAVA, visit: www.honoredveterans.org.