A shooter competes in the Aiming for Zero Charity Match to raise funds for the Active Heroes Foundation. (Photo: Sig Sauer)
Guns and ammo maker Sig Sauer successfully raised over $45,000 in funds for the Active Heroes Foundation through its annual Aiming for Zero Charity Match.
Hosted by Sig Sauer Academy, the second annual charity match saw nearly 300 shooters, including Team Sig Captain Max Michel, gather to support the foundation. The match, held May 18-20 in New Hampshire, was a mix of IDPA, USPSA and Steel Challenge disciplines with an Iron Sights division, PCC division and Optics/Open division.
Aiming for Zero is part of the Active Heroes Foundation whose mission centers around preventing and reducing veteran suicide while also assisting military families. The organization offers physical, educational and emotional programs to help veterans and their families readjust to life post-deployment. The foundation also offers help to veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or depression.
“We are grateful for the sacrifice our soldiers and Marines and their families make to protect our freedoms, but we are also all too aware of the difficulty these heroes can face when they return from the battlefield. At Sig Sauer we are committed to the men and women of the Armed Forces at every stage of their service and want to ensure they have the resources, and the support, they need to overcome any challenge they may face,” Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Commercial Sales at Sig Sauer said in a news release.
He added, “One Veteran suicide, is one too many, which is why this partnership between the Active Heroes Foundation and the Sig Sauer Aiming for Zero Charity Match is so important. Our sponsorship ensures that 100-percent of the proceeds raised from the Sig Sauer Aiming for Zero Charity Match goes directly to the Active Heroes Foundation Veterans Services programming.”
This was the second year of the charity match and all signs point to it continuing in the future.