Tucson, AZ (June 28, 2021) – Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, North America’s premier outdoor and conservation company, recently renewed its corporate sponsorship of Safari Club International (SCI).
“Bass Pro Shops has been a corporate sponsor of SCI since 2007, and we are thrilled that our relationship continues,” said W. Laird Hamberlin, CEO of SCI. “Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s is a true partner in SCI’s mission to promote and protect hunting and wildlife conservation in North America and across the world.”
Bass Pro Shops was founded nearly 50 years ago when avid young angler Johnny Morris began selling tackle out of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri. Under Johnny’s visionary conservation leadership, today the outdoor company is a national conservation leader protecting wildlife and habitat, introducing new audiences to the outdoors and advocating for sportsmen’s rights in partnership with leading conservation organizations including SCI.
Safari Club International – First For Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and promote wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI’s approximately 200 Chapters represent all 50 of the United States as well as 106 other countries. SCI’s proactive leadership works with the SCI Foundation and other conservation groups, research institutions and government agencies on a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs.
In doing so, SCI empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation.
Hamberlin added, “Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s ongoing support is crucial in our fight for the rights of hunters worldwide and in our mission to preserve our hunting heritage, and we are truly indebted to them.”
“Safari Club International and its members stand as one of the world’s leading voices for hunting and wildlife conservation,” said Bob Ziehmer, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Senior Director of Conservation. “We’re pleased to continue our corporate sponsorship of SCI and work together to advocate for sportsmen’s rights and conserve wildlife and habitat. Together our efforts are making an invaluable difference for the wildlife and sporting traditions we hold dear.”