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Sports South LLC Donates $100,000 to SCI Foundation For Scouting Related Programs

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Sports South LLC Donates $100,000 to SCI Foundation For Scouting Related Programs

 Washington, D.C. – Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) proudly announces a $100,000 gift from Sports South, LLC to execute youth programs for the Boy Scouts of America. Sport South LLC is the oldest and largest single-source U.S. distributor of firearms and ammunition.

“Sports South and the Dickson family have roots that go way back, both in the firearms industry and in scouting. We are excited to see Safari Club International Foundation so involved in responsively introducing youth to the shooting sports. We will bet our money any day on the SCI and the Boy Scouts of America to get the job done,” said Skipper Dickson, CEO of Sports South LLC

“Sports South and the entire Dickson family are turning heads within the hunting community with their donation to the SCI Foundation,” said SCI Foundation President Joe Hosmer. “Their commitment and their dedication to the outdoors are reflected in this amazing gift. We are entrusted to deliver the highest quality outdoor education programs through our MOU with the Boy Scouts of America.”

This generous gift will support a new partnership between SCI Foundation and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for conservation education.  The SCI Foundation, the BSA, and Sports South will create an optimal outdoor experience to increase the number of youth focusing on:  youth leadership and ethical behavior, outdoor and science-based experiential education, wildlife management and habitat conservation through activities that safely and responsibly convey the shooting sports and hunting traditions of America.

“SCI Foundation signed an MOU with the BSA in January during the inaugural fundraiser held outside of Reno, Nevada. We are proud of our partnership with the Boy Scouts, and I encourage any individual or business interested in youth engagement in outdoor education to work with us now, before another generation of outdoor enthusiasts is underserved,” concluded Hosmer.  “The Boy Scouts of America is proud to partner with the SCI Foundation to engage youth in the outdoors, and we applaud Sports South for supporting our joint venture.” said Stacy Huff, BSA Foundation Director.

To learn more about the partnership contact: Bob Benson at bbenson@safariclub.org.

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Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that funds and manages worldwide programs dedicated to wildlife conservation, outdoor education, and humanitarian services. Since 2000, SCIF has provided over $50 million to these causes around the world. Visit http://www.safariclubfoundation.org for more.

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