Crosman Corporation international designer, manufacturer, and marketer of products for the shooting sports, has increased its support of the Progressive Agriculture Foundation® (PAF) Safety Day® program by 150 percent with a two-year commitment totaling $10,000. The increased support will fund the development of guidelines to assist PAF Safety Day coordinators in using Crosman airgun safety information along with National Shooting Sports Foundation and National Rifle Association firearm safety resources during Safety Days.

As a proud sponsor, Crosman Corporation embraces the Foundation’s mission to keep youth safe through education and training. “Supporting the Foundation provides an opportunity to make a significant difference to a lot of young people,” says Crosman Vice President of Marketing Roy Stefanko. “We’re looking forward to working with the PAF in the development of new airgun safety lessons that will enhance the already impressive list of educational resources available to the volunteer instructors,” he explains. “The stellar efforts of the Foundation’s numerous volunteer coordinators raise awareness and safeguard future generations. Many thanks to them for their continued dedication,” says Stefanko.

The Progressive Agriculture Foundation’s mission is to provide education and training to make farm, ranch and rural life safer and healthier for children and their communities. The PAF provides training and resources to local community members that conduct the Safety Day programs. “Gun and firearm safety is among the most popular of over 30 safety and health topics our volunteers choose to teach,” said Randy J. Bernhardt, PAF Chief Administrative Officer. “With assistance from longstanding sponsors such as Crosman, the PAF is able to further efforts designed to keep children safe in their everyday lives,” he said.

Since the program was founded in 1995, it has grown to become the largest rural safety and health educational program for youth in North America. (Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® and Progressive Agriculture Foundation® are registered trademarks of Progressive Agriculture Foundation.)