Benefiting the Texas Ranger Association Foundation and the Texas Rangers.

We're on a fundraising mission, and we need your support.

Are you ready to be a part of the Texas Ranger family?

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What is the Texas Ranger Association Foundation?

The Texas Ranger Association Foundation (TRAF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Texas organization that assists active duty and retired Texas Rangers, serving Rangers as they have served the people of Texas. Founded in 1982 by a group of tradition-minded individuals, TRAF stands on heritage, community, and service. TRAF offers life-changing assistance via student scholarships and emergency relief. TRAF’s mission is:

  • To preserve and perpetuate the history and heritage of the Texas Rangers.
  • To assist active and retired Texas Rangers, their spouses and dependents, as well as spouses and dependents of deceased Texas Rangers in need of emergency relief and assistance. TRAF also hosts an annual reunion for retired Texas Rangers.
  • To establish and administer a scholarship fund to aid the children of active Texas Rangers who plan to attend or are attending accredited colleges or universities.
  • To assist with the expansion, improvement and operations of the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame Museum in Waco, TX.

For additional information regarding the Texas Ranger Association Foundation, or to become a member, please contact:
Thomas W. Schleier, Chairman

Fundraising Mission

Support the oldest law enforcement and legendary symbol of Texas – The Texas Rangers via the Texas Ranger Association Foundation (TRAF).

We work to support our Texas Rangers by providing scholarships to the children of active duty Rangers. The scholarship program was established in 1988 to defray the burden of costs associated with higher education. Presently an average of 50 students attending a college, university or accredited trade school receive a Texas Ranger Association Foundation (TRAF) scholarship each year. Each fulltime student receives $4,000 per year. Since 1988, TRAF has awarded over $1.6 million in scholarships. In the Fall of 2017, TRAF provided an all-time high of 55 scholarships totaling $220,000 - easing the burden on Texas Ranger families across the state.


Dear TRAF,
I want to thank you so very much for awarding me scholarship money over the past two years. The TRAF scholarship has allowed me to focus my goals and attend my dream school, Texas A&M University. During school I work a full time job at Tabor Road Veterinary Hospital which allows me to help pay for all of my bills associated with school. Again, this scholarship means more to me than you know and for that I am grateful.

Thanks & Gig’ Em,
Claire Lindemann


The Texas Ranger Classic is an annual fundraising event brought to you by TRAF. The sporting clay tournaments are open to all firearms enthusiasts looking to have a fun, competitive day of sporting clay excitement. The tournaments vary in format, specialty games, and sponsorship opportunities.

  • Interact with Texas Rangers, both active duty and retired.
  • Compete for fantastic prizes and bragging rights!


Sporting clays is a form of clay pigeon shooting, often described as “golf with a shotgun” because a typical course includes from 10 to 15 different shooting stations laid out over natural terrain. Unlike trap and skeet, which are games of repeatable target presentations, sporting clays simulates the unpredictability of live-quarry shooting, offering a great variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations, distances, and target sizes. Today sporting clays is one of the fastest growing sports in America, with more than three million people of all ages participating both competitively and recreationally.

Are you ready to support the Texas Rangers & TRAF?

The Texas Ranger Classic Sporting Clay Tournaments are a part of TRAF's fundraising mission. They are the most ambitious efforts TRAF has ever undertaken, but we are ready! We have the method, the team, and the leadership required to meet our goal. All we need is the financial backing to get the job done.

We respectfully request your sponsorship

for the 2019 Texas Ranger Classic Sporting Clay Tournaments. These funds would not only help us reach our fundraising goals, it would elevate our efforts to provide financial relief to our Texas Rangers via scholarships for their children.

Upcoming Sponsorship Opportunities