Wichita, KS -(AmmoLand.com)- Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors announced today that for the third year in a row, Cabela’s Outdoor Fund will be making a donation to be used by Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors in their work with state fish and wildlife agencies, conservation groups and youth organizations to reach out to underserved youth, giving them the chance to experience the great outdoors.
“Thanks to the generosity of Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors will be able to get more kids in the great outdoors,” stated Mike Christensen, President of Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors, Inc. “We are humbled to have an organization like Cabela’s Outdoor Fund lending their support to our efforts.”
Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors has held shooting clinics and hunter safety classes, provided used fishing rods/reels to both mentors and children, organized hunting and fishing excursions, hiking and canoeing adventures, all as part of an ongoing effort to give children the chance to get outdoors.
“Cabela’s Outdoor Fund is proud to continue supporting Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors and their efforts in getting youth involved in outdoor activity,” said Jeremy Wonch, Vice President of Cabela’s Outdoor Fund “They are a great partner to other local organizations and a great asset to the community.”
Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors has partners with state fish and wildlife agencies, conservation organizations and youth organizations to give at-risk children outdoor opportunities they would not have had otherwise.
“Too many children today never get the chance to experience the great outdoors we all know and love. When you hear a youngster say they’ve never seen a cow or been on a dirt road, you know we have to step up our efforts to get these children outdoors,” stated Christensen.
About Cabela’s Outdoor Fund:
Cabela’s Outdoor Fund’s mission is to leave a long-lasting impact on the outdoor community by providing and enhancing opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. The funds come from Cabela’s round-up campaign where customers are given the opportunity to round up their purchase to the next dollar. Local stores have a percentage of these funds to be given to an organization in their community. The remainder of the funds are used for larger projects.
More information about Cabela’s Outdoor Fund can be found on the web at www.cabelas.com/category/Outdoor-Fund.
About Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors:
Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors is a Wichita, Kansas-based national organization dedicated to providing children with mentors who will share with them the experiences of traditional outdoor activities. The heart of the group's mission is to give children opportunities to connect with nature that they more than likely won't have without a mentor showing them the way. Partnering with organizations with like-minded conservation and youth participation efforts like Big Brothers Big Sisters, Pheasants Forever, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Delta Waterfowl, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the National Wild Turkey Federation, among others, volunteers with a passion for the outdoors can give a child the chance to go fish, hunt, or simply spend time in the fields with a caring adult.
For more information about Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors, please visit www.outdoormentors.org.