Starting tomorrow, a number of public and private shooting ranges across the country will participate in the first ever Patriot Range Day to help provide scholarships for the families of U.S. soldiers killed or disabled in combat.

Ranges taking part in this weekend-long event will request a minimum $1 donation from each shooter for the Folds of Honor Foundation.

Of the one million dependents of military service men and women, 87 percent don’t qualify for federal education assistance. Shelling out a few bucks at the range this weekend will help veteran families afford an education. It’s probably not a bad idea to double check the zero on your deer rifle either.

Patriot Range Day is held Nov. 8-11 this year and led by NRA Country and the National Shooting Sports Foundation. It’s also sponsored by companies like Bushnell and Budweiser. To find a participating range or to get your favorite range involved, visit