COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MidwayUSA, an internet retailer offering JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING® for Shooting, Hunting and the Outdoors is pleased to announce their corporate sponsorship of Safari Club International's 2016 Convention. The 44th Annual Convention will be held February 3rd - 6th, 2016 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.
"Brenda and I are passionate hunters and strong advocates for wildlife conservation," said Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA. "As sportsmen, it's our responsibility to fight for and support those organizations that we closely align with; that's why all of us here at MidwayUSA are proud to partner with SCI, an organization dedicated to protecting the freedom to hunt and promoting wildlife conservation worldwide."
Larry and Brenda Potterfield have a proven track record for promoting conservation, ethical hunting practices and wildlife management. In addition to the corporate sponsorship of shows like Safari Club International's 2016 Convention, the Potterfields have helped develop, and donated millions of dollars to, programs like the Youth Wildlife Conservation Experience (YWCE) – a program designed to provide an opportunity for high school students across the United States to learn about conservation, ethical hunting practices and wildlife management. Earlier this year, Larry and Brenda received the Beretta and SCI Foundation Conservation Leadership Award from Beretta and SCI, and the John L. Morris Award from the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies. These awards were presented in recognition of the Potterfields' exemplary leadership in conservation and lifetime commitment to fish and wildlife stewardship, and education though volunteer service and philanthropy.
"We are pleased to be partnered with such stalwart allies in the fight to protect and defend our hunting heritage," said Phil DeLone, CEO of SCI. "Larry Potterfield and the entire MidwayUSA operation dovetail perfectly with the global mission of SCI."
The event will feature exhibitors from all over the world offering hunters opportunities to take part in educational seminars, check out the latest firearms and hunting gear, and book hunts from multiple continents.
About Safari Club International
Safari Club International - First For Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting 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 in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs, with the SCI Foundation and other conservation groups, research institutions and government agencies, empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation.
Visit the home page www.SafariClub.org, or call (520) 620-1220 for more information.
Both country kids from Missouri, Larry and Brenda Potterfield turned their passion for shooting sports into a career by opening a small gun shop in 1977 that would eventually become MidwayUSA (www.midwayusa.com). They instilled family values like honesty, integrity and respect for others into the business, and strive to maintain this culture with each Employee added to their growing team. For over 38 years, MidwayUSA has maintained an unyielding focus on Customer Satisfaction and continues to offer JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING® for Shooting, Hunting and the Outdoors.
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