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Northland Ford truck raffle continues to help PF chapters fund local conservation projects.

Darwin, Minnesota Woman Wins New 2012 Ford F-150 SuperCab XLT

Darwin, Minnesota Woman Wins New 2012 Ford F-150 SuperCab XLT

Pheasants Forever

Pheasants Forever

Darwin, Minn. --( Jennie Welker of Darwin, Minnesota, is the lucky winner of a brand new 2012 Ford F-150 SuperCab XLT from Northland Ford via a Pheasants Forever (PF) raffle.

The Northland Ford Dealer Group, made up of approximately 250 Ford dealers in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, donated a 2012 Ford F-150 SuperCab 4×4 XLT to be raffled off by Pheasants Forever.

Tickets for the raffle were available through local Pheasants Forever chapters in the Northland Ford region in 2011-2012, and all proceeds raised were kept by each chapter for use in their local wildlife conservation efforts.

Welker and her fiancé, Ray Zimmermann, are long-time members of McLeod County PF chapter and are also very involved with chapter events. Welker bought the ticket at the chapter’s banquet in March. After finding out about her new vehicle, Welker bought Zimmermann a PF Life Membership in an effort to further support PF’s mission.

“This has been an exciting experience, I’m absolutely thrilled,” says Welker, “We are planning a hunting trip in Montana over Labor Day and will be taking the new vehicle.”

Pheasants Forever and Northland Ford raffles in the past decade have helped “The Habitat Organization” raise more than half a million dollars for Pheasants Forever – with all proceeds retained by respective Pheasants Forever chapters for use in their local conservation projects.

“The Twin Cities Region Northland Ford Advertising Association is proud to support Pheasants Forever,” states Brian Dressel, Senior Vice President of Retail First in the Twin Cities, “The Ford dealers in the upper Midwest are pleased to sponsor and support the conservation and preservation efforts of PF in the Northland.”

“Pheasants Forever operates under a unique organizational model, and it’s because of great partnerships like Northland Ford that we are able to be successful at improving local habitat,” said Joe Duggan, PF’s Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Relations, “In these times, people want to see that their donations are put to the best possible use. This raffle with Northland Ford works because it stands behind Pheasants Forever’s mission and local fundraising model. The Northland Ford raffle raises dollars for local habitat efforts – efforts that will be seen by local hunters and outdoor enthusiasts for years to come.”

Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 135,000 members and 700 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Chapters are empowered to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds are spent, the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure.

Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.

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