From Bear Archery
-- The third annual Fred Bear Sportsman1s Club Shoot for the Hungry archery fun-shoots, held four Bass Pro Shops locations over four weekends this summer, have raised $10,216 or enough to process some 40,864 venison meals to feed local individuals and families in need.
Over the course of three years, the event has raised $48,016 for 192,064 meals.
"Being able to use our resources wisely was one of the main goals of the original Fred Bear Sportsman1s Club," said Ross Rinehart, marketing manager for Bear Archery. "Being associated with these events is another way we can give back to our communities through the sport we care so much about. We're proud to be partnering with Bass Pro Shops as they do a great job in promoting and making these events successful."
In addition to raising money to process the venison that will be donated this hunting season by local hunters feeding the hungry organizations, dozens of prizes were also given away at each location.
Donated venison provides families a high-protein, low-fat supplement vital to a healthy diet. Also, venison donated to soup kitchens lowers food costs and puts more meat on the table at a critical time of the year.
"We are really happy to be a part of these great events," said Larry Whiteley, Bass Pro Shops corporate public relations manager. "The money raised goes a long way in helping to provide venison to those less fortunate and bring awareness to all the good things hunters do."