August 25, 2012
mdgardner.com Supports the Shooting Community
Each year as I attend matches across Canada I have a great time visiting with friends, old and new. As always, I provide those high quality products that the practical shooting community uses. To pay back for the wonderful support my business receives, I also sponsor various events. Each event is evaluated on its merits and I look for certain criteria to determine which events to sponsor.
This year I sponsored stages at the IPSC Canada Nationals, IPSC MB Provincials and IPSC BC Provincials. The match committees know how important it is to give us sponsors exposure as that is one of the primary reasons we support the matches.
Here are some photos that show how it went down this year.
The BC Provincials are Labour Day weekend in Lone Butte, always a great time! I'll post those pictures when I have them.
I was also very pleased to receive this email from the current IPSC Canada Standard Division National Champion, Scott Penner:
I just got home from the 2012 IPSC Canada National Championship, and just wanted to drop you a line to tell you how much your sponsorship of this match is appreciated.
Without companies like yours supporting our sport, matches like this one just wouldn't be the same.
Scott proves he is a class act, not only when shooting but when the event finishes. Be certain to congratulate Scott and all our champions when you see them.
Another person who understands the importance of sponsors is Bruce Lalonde, SC for IPSC SK. Bruce sent an email to his members giving highlights of SK members and the nationals. He then reproduced the sponsors logos and web page links.
Emails like Scott's and the efforts of people like Bruce throughout the organization who make sure that all our sponsors are recognized make it pleasant for me to continue my support of IPSC matches in 2013 and maybe even expand my efforts. My thanks to them for the good work they do to keep our sport healthy and strong.
See you on the ranges,
Murray "DOC" Gardner.