|You Get the Guns, Youth Get Shooting Opportunities Forever|
|News Releases - Sports & Recreation|
|Written by Pheasants Forever Press|
|Tuesday, 08 May 2012 15:19|
Pheasants Forever gun raffle, open to the public, is aimed at increasing shooting sports for Iowa youth
Iowa – May 4 – By purchasing your ticket for the Iowa Pheasants Forever (PF) State Council Forever Shooting Sports 52-Gun Raffle, sponsored by the Iowa Pheasants Forever State Council, MidwayUSA and Sportsman’s Warehouse, you can help further Iowa youth shooting sports. Fifty-two brand new firearms will be raffled off, with all proceeds going to youth shooting sports in the state. In addition, a four hundred dollar gift certificate to Sportsman’s Warehouse will be awarded to each individual, youth shooting team or chapter that sells 25 raffle tickets.
“The Iowa PF State Council Forever Shooting Sports 52-Gun Raffle was made possible due to Pheasants Forever’s unique relationship with MidwayUSA, as well as Sportsman’s Warehouse. These two partners play a major role in providing exceptional opportunities for youth shooting sports in Iowa,” said Jared Wiklund, Pheasants Forever Central Iowa Regional Representative, “With all of the proceeds of the raffle going towards youth shooting sports in the state, it is a win-win for everyone.” At the completion of the raffle, Pheasants Forever’s chapters will be contributing fundraised dollars to various shooting teams throughout Iowa.
Chapters, individuals and youth shooting teams throughout the state will be selling raffle tickets, and for every 25 tickets that are sold by an individual, chapter or youth shooting team, a four hundred dollar gift certificate to Sportsman’s Warehouse will be awarded for their efforts! If individuals in the state want to work together and participate in the raffle to earn the gift certificate, they will be required to prepay for 25 tickets. Once the tickets are purchased, the gift certificate will be sent immediately along with the 25 tickets that need to be sold and turned in by the individual(s).
Iowa PF State Council Forever Shooting Sports 52-Gun Raffle
In 2011, Pheasants Forever launched its Forever Shooting Sports Program, which was made possible by a five-year pledge from Larry and Brenda Potterfield of MidwayUSA. The program's intention is to develop a sustainable comprehensive shooting sports program that works closely with chapters and partners. In year one, the program doubled its initial goal and provided 17,000 youth participants the opportunity to experience the thrill of shooting sports.
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are the nation's largest nonprofit organizations dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Combined, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 130,000 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.
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