Henry Repeating Arms President and Owner, Anthony Imperato, designed and donated 60 rifles for 4-year-old Beckett Burge of Princeton, Texas, and 66 rifles for 3-year-old Sadie Kreinbrink of Ostrander, Ohio to assist with the medical expenses associated with their leukemia treatments. The firearms were sold directly through Henry Repeating Arms’ website and sold out within hours, and serial number 1 of each edition brought in a total of $8,650 at auction on gunbroker.com. The Burge family is receiving $35,525, and the Kreinbrink family is receiving $45,725 from the sale of these rifles.
After a photo of Beckett Burge and his supportive sister went viral, Imperato reached out to offer assistance through Henry’s Guns For Great Causes program, a charitable branch of the company that focuses on helping sick children, children’s hospitals, veterans’ organizations, 2nd Amendment, shooting sports, and wildlife conservation organizations. The “Beat It Like Beckett” edition rifle showcased an engraved and handpainted gold ribbon on the buttstock, the symbol of childhood cancer awareness.
A few months after Sadie Kreinbrink was diagnosed with Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma, a malignant childhood tumor requiring 66 weeks of chemotherapy treatment, Sadie’s mother reached out to Henry Repeating Arms, and the “Sweet Sadie” edition rifle was born. The custom Golden Boy Silver Youth rifle displays a bright pink ribbon on the buttstock, which is Sadie’s favorite color.
Baron Engraving of Trumbull, CT, donated their engraving and painting services for both rifles.
Henry President and owner, Anthony Imperato, says, “We are so thrilled with our fans and everyone that chose to support the Kreinbrink and Burge family by purchasing one of these rifles. It’s initiatives like this that have the potential to show the media and the rest of the world how great of an industry our firearms industry is.” He continues, “Firearms manufacturers tend to get a black eye by the media more often than not, so this along with all of our other Guns For Great Causes campaigns should go to show all the good we can do.”
To learn more about Henry’s Guns For Great Causes program visit: https://www.henryusa.com/about-us/guns-for-great-causes/