News from Safari Club International:
Tucson, AZ – To help kick off the 42nd Annual Safari Club International Hunter’s Convention, the 2nd Annual Sporting Clays Shoot was held to benefit the SCI Foundation and the Boy Scouts of America. The event took place on February 4, 2014 at the Clark County Shooting Complex in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The 2nd Annual Shoot raised more than $40,000 for the SCI Foundation and Boy Scouts of America. Funds raised will help both organizations provide youth more opportunities to be involved in shooting sports.
“We split the money 50/50,” said SCI Foundation President Joe Hosmer. “We each take funds back to our regional projects, where the money will make a difference locally. In particular, we support the new programs that target men and women, 13-20 years old.”
A total of 84 shooters participated in the 2014 event. They enjoyed a morning of shooting followed by a lunch and awards ceremony.
Event sponsors included Krieghoff International and J. Alain Smith, Advocate Sponsor. Winning teams and top individual male and female shooters were honored with plaques.
About Safari Club International Foundation
Since 2000, the SCI Foundation has provided $50 million to promote science-based conservation through wildlife research, capacity building in governments, youth and teacher education, and humanitarian programs that show the importance of the hunting community in society around the world. Growth of SCI Foundationhas continued to gain momentum through charitable donations from SCI members and direct grants from local chapters and the SCI organization. Throughout the world, SCI’s approximately 190 chapters contribute time, talent, and financial support to local, national, and international projects.