Benefiting the Texas Ranger Association Foundation and the Texas Rangers.

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What is the Texas Ranger Association Foundation?

The Mission of the Texas Ranger Association Foundation (TRAF) is to support active and retired Texas Rangers and immediate family members through scholarships, financial assistance and operational support in service to the Citizens of Texas. TRAF works to preserve and perpetuate the history and heritage of the Texas Rangers through public education and by supporting the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum.

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).


Since its inception, TRAF has awarded over 1,500 scholarships to children of active Texas Rangers totaling over $2.4 million.*

*(as of 2018)


Since 1981, each June the Texas Ranger Association Foundation sponsors a reunion to honor and recognize retired Texas Rangers and their families.


Since 2001, TRAF has supported the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, in Waco, Texas with exhibitions and education initiatives.


Since 2005 TRAF has given over $510,000* to Texas Rangers for emergency relief and assistance – a major part of our mission.

*(as of 2018)


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.