WAXAHACHIE — Quietly, a local manufacturer has built more than just a few gun cases — it has built an international brand with products that have even made their way aboard a NASA shuttle. However, Americase completed the carrying case for the Nitrogen Oxygen Recharge System (NORS), which was part of NASA's Orbital Replacement Unit Project that resupplied the International Space Station with nitrogen and oxygen, way back in 2013.

More recently, the Waxahachie-based manufacturer announced it has again made a significant contribution to the Kids and Clays Foundation to support the organization's annual national sporting clays events.

According to a press release issued Tuesday, March 21, Americase created custom Ultra-Lite 3017 shotgun cases to be auctioned off at each of the 21 national events held in 2017. The release also noted that all proceeds would support Ronald McDonald House Charities, who will then provide housing and other help to thousands of critically ill children and their families across the country each year.

“We are very proud to be working with the Kids and Clays Foundation and their mission of helping children and their families when they need it the most,” stated Robby Kinsala, Americase President & CEO. “At Americase, our goal is to not only make quality American made products but to also help communities across the country by supporting worthy charities and causes. Kids & Clays is certainly a cause worth supporting.”

David Baron, owner of Baron Technology Incorporated and president of the Kids and Clays Foundation, stated in the release that the national event would not be possible without the support of businesses such as Americase.

“Our organization’s strength and growth is contingent upon having generous partners who understand the vast benefits of contributing to the cause,” Baron stated. “Through their generosity, the fine people at Americase are making a large difference in the lives of many critically ill children and their families and we can’t thank them enough.”

To see the 2017 Schedule of Kids & Clays Foundation shooting events, go to www.kidsandclays.com. For more information on Americase, visit www.americase.com.