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GLOCK Hosts Young Marines At Headquarters – Donates $50,000

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Young Marines with Director Lt. Col. Mike Kessler USMC (Ret) on left, accept check from GLOCK Vice President, Josh Dorsey

SMYRNA, Ga. – Oct. 26, 2015 GLOCK, Inc., donated $50,000 to the Young Marines at the GLOCK Professional headquarters in Smyrna on Friday. Nearly 30 Young Marines aged 11 to 18 from local Georgia chapters participated in the event.

GLOCK Vice President, Josh Dorsey addressed the Young Marines during the opening ceremony. “The Young Marines is an organization focused on developing character in the young men and women of our Nation,” said Dorsey. “The things that you learn here will serve you well, serve our corps well, and ultimately our Nation well. Ideals such as integrity, commitment, and honor are easy to talk about, but difficult to personify. You have to believe that you can make a difference.” Dorsey spent 20 years as a United States Marine.

Accepting the check for the Young Marines, was outgoing director, Lt. Col. Mike Kessler USMC (Ret). Kessler has been with the Young Marines for 16 years and was accompanied by Bill Davis, who will be taking over as the new Director as Kessler moves into a consulting role.

“We are forever grateful to GLOCK for their continued support of the Young Marines and for their sponsorship of our National Leadership Academy,” said Kessler. “GLOCK continues to be a strong partner in our goal to strengthen the lives of America’s youth.”

After the presentation, the Young Marines were given a GLOCK safety briefing and an exclusive range day. The safety briefing focused on the Four Basic Rules of Firearms Safety, proper grip techniques, and what to do if they ever found a firearm. During range time, the Young Marines and their parents received small group instruction from GLOCK Professional instructors.

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One Response to “GLOCK Hosts Young Marines At Headquarters – Donates $50,000”

  1. Jared H. says:

    Glock,

    I’m glad to see your company continue to put forth the effort to help support such a great youth organization. For those of us that were brought up through the program and felt the effect of your generosity, what you have done and continue to do has truly been instrumental in fostering a foundation of leadership for these kids and for their lives ahead of them. This is the reason I carry a Glock.

    -Jared