IT'S A SAFE BET: LOCAL FIRM OLYMPIC SPONSOR

April 16, 2003 12:00 am

Graffunder Safe of La Grande has been selected as the official safe of the U.S. Shooting Team that will compete in the Athens Olympics in 2004.

"An association with the U.S. Shooting Team is a mutually beneficial venture for our small business and the team members," said plant manager Ralph Graffunder.

As part of the sponsorship, Graffunder will manufacture a limited edition called Victory in Athens safe with a large portion of the proceeds going directly to the shooting team.

Graffunder will donate safes to the team for raffles and for auctions and will outfit the training center in Colorado with their safes.