Henry has donated 100 custom rifles with proceeds to benefit Grayson Sutton, a 4-year old from Sedan, KS who has been battling Primary Pulmonary Hypertension since May. The disease caused her to spend 45 days in Denver Children’s Hospital during which she underwent a heart catheter, two lung biopsies, two lung lavages and had a central line placed so her medicine can be continuously delivered. Eventually she will most likely need a lung transplant. Grayson travels to Denver monthly for testing and medication updates.
The Henry Frontier .22 Lever Action rifle has been customized with a hand-painted sunflower, the state flower of Kansas, along with the script “Get Well Grayson” on the American walnut buttstock. The rifles bear custom serial numbers ranging from GWG001 to GWG100. Serial number 1 will be auctioned on www.gunbroker.com starting September 15th and will conclude Saturday, November 29th. The other 99 units will be sold by authorized Henry dealers (gun shops) throughout Kansas starting September 15th. The United Sporting Goods Company’s distribution outlet Simmons Guns in Olathe, KS will distribute the rifles to Henry dealers. Interested consumers should visit their local Henry dealer as soon as possible. The 100 Get Well Grayson rifles are expected to generate in excess of $40,000.
Miss Sutton’s family received nearly $10,000 from Henry Repeating Arms in July after a custom Golden Boy .22 rifle was raffled at the Chautauqua County Fair and Rodeo in Sedan, KS. That rifle bore the inscription: “Get well Grayson. We are all rooting for you. Ranch Rodeo, July 10th, 2014.” The serial number was Grayson’s initials and birthdate: GRS011810. The rifle generated $4,900 at the event and Anthony Imperato, the company’s President, also donated $5,000. Both donations were made as part of Henry’s Guns For Great Causes program. Imperato explains, “Our prayers are with Grayson and her family. It’s an honor to do whatever we can to help them get through this challenging time.”
Here’s Anthony Imperato, the president of our company, presenting Robin & Grayson Sutton with a check for $40,000 in Sedan, KS to help with Grayson’s battle against Primary Pulmonary Hypertension.
We thank all of you who supported this family by purchasing one of the 100 rifles we donated through our Guns For Great Causes program. The limited edition Get Well Grayson rifles were embellished with the Kansas State Flower & had custom serial numbers beginning with GWG. Serial number GWG001 was auctioned on GunBroker.com & raised an additional $2,025 to help offset the family’s mounting medical bills. Please keep Grayson & her family in your prayers.
Update July 2015
With the help of your generosity, Tri County Sporting Goods, and various dealers across Kansas $63,505 was raised to help Grayson Sutton of Sedan, KS who has been battling Primary Pulmonary Hypertension since last May, 2014. The smile on her face says it all!
We would like to thank the following Henry dealers for participating in the Get Well Grayson fundraising campaign :
H&H Hunting Supplies – Sedan, Kansas
Donald E. Nelson – Beaumont, Kansas
Dick’s Guns & Ammo – Rose Hill, Kansas
John’s Sport Center – Pittsburgh, Kansas
Mick’s Place – Atchinson, Kansas
Atchinson Outfitters – Atchinson, Kansas
Bull City Gun Shop – Alton, Kansas
FBE Firearms – New Haven, Missouri
Ozark Gun & Pawn – Versailles, Missouri
Elkhorn Valley Outfitter – West Point, Nebraska
Dick’s Sporting Goods – Papillion, Nebraska
Tri County Sporting Goods – Patterson, New York
Shydas Sport Shop – Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Advanced Arms – Pittston, Pennsylvania
Reel Field Sports – Hardford, Pennsylvania
Tech Assault – Mountain Home, Idaho
Northern Michigan Fast Co – Alpena, Michigan
Little River Pawn – Little River, South Carolina
Howard’s – Hinton, Oklahoma
West Hardware Company – West, Texas