A Vision for the New FOREVER Shooting Sports Program
Larry and Brenda Potterfield, founders of MidwayUSA, have a vision for a grassroots movement to get more kids involved in shooting sports. But they also admit that they do not have the time to develop a shooting sports program that meets their vision and passion. What they do recognize, however, is that they are blessed with the financial ability to support a partnership with organizations like Pheasants Forever that share their vision and are able to deliver a quality program. That's why they have pledged over a million dollars to create the FOREVER Shooting Sports Program.
Since creating the No Child Left Indoors® initiative, Pheasants Forever has been working to create even more dynamic youth programs that engage both kids and their families. We have encouraged our chapters to take the next step and offer multiple events so young people have additional opportunities to get outdoors. Now, through the Potterfield's generosity, we will be launching the FOREVER Shooting Sports Program.
We believe a shooting sports program can help us fulfill our youth mission. Our vision is to work with our chapters to introduce up to 20,000 individuals annually to shooting sports through a variety of community-based programs. As an integral part of the new shooting sports program, regional shooting programs will be developed across the country over the next five years.
A Shared Passion
With the Potterfield's help, we are working to establish a $1.5 million FOREVER Shooting Sports & Wildlife Conservation Fund with these two goals:
· Ensure perpetual funding of the FOREVER Shooting Sports Program, and
· Ensure perpetual funding for a wildlife conservation experience/career day for high school students in the host community of our national conventions (Pheasant Fest).
We are issuing a challenge to all who believe in our mission to help us meet that $1.5 million challenge by donating to the FOREVER Shooting Sports & Wildlife Conservation Fund. The first $400,000 raised will be matched!
Help us get more kids outdoors and into shooting sports-we'll match your donation!
To make a contribution or for more information, contact David R. Bue, Pheasants Forever Vice President of Development, at (218) 340-5519 or firstname.lastname@example.org.