MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Oct. 2, 2017 – Bass Pro Shops has a long history of supporting conservation in North America, and one more way they’re showing that support is by making October Ducks Unlimited (DU) month at their stores across the nation.
During the month of October, Bass Pro Shops’ retail stores in the United States will offer the “Round-up for Conservation” program at the register when making purchases. Those donations will be used to support DU’s conservation efforts across North America, and DU will receive 100 percent of the money customers donate at the cash register. In addition, Bass Pro Shops will make a contribution at the end of the month matching 50 percent of the donated total.
“DU Month is but one more way Bass Pro Shops Founder Johnny Morris and his associates at Bass Pro Shops support conservation and the Ducks Unlimited mission,” said DU CEO Dale Hall. “His generosity has put DU in front of tens of thousands of outdoorsmen and women across the country. The great team at Bass Pro doesn’t just advocate for conservation, they help make it happen.”
In addition to conservation round up month, Bass Pro Shops supports Ducks Unlimited by donating special DU paint schemes commemorating the partnership on Bass Pro Shops-sponsored race cars. Recently, Martin Truex Jr. drove the No. 78 Bass Pro Shops/Ducks Unlimited Toyota under the lights at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops/NRA Night Race.
Bass Pro Shops founder and CEO Johnny Morris also donated funds to the construction of Ducks Unlimited’s Waterfowling Heritage Center, a free wetlands and waterfowl conservation museum inside the iconic Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid in Memphis, Tenn.
Last year’s DU Month raised nearly $100,000 for wetlands and waterfowl conservation delivery. Since its inception in 2007, the program has raised nearly half a million dollars for conservation.
For more information about DU Month, visit www.basspro.com/ducks.
Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 14 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org.
Bass Pro Shops is a leading destination retailer offering outdoor gear and apparel in an immersive setting. Founded in 1972 when avid young angler Johnny Morris began selling tackle out of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri, today more than 100 retail and marine centers host 120 million people annually. Bass Pro Shops also operates White River Marine Group, offering an unsurpassed collection of industry-leading boat brands, and Big Cedar Lodge, America’s Premier Wilderness Resort. Under the visionary conservation leadership of Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is known as a national leader in protecting habitat and introducing families to the outdoors and has been named by Forbes as “one of America’s Best Employers.”.