Federal Premium® Ammunition renews their sponsorship of the Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors program, giving more children the opportunity to experience the great outdoors.
Wichita, KS, June 19, 2019. Federal Premium® Ammunition has renewed their sponsorship commitment to Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors, expanding the organization’s ability to connect children with high quality outdoor experiences. This latest investment aligns with Federal’s proven leadership on conservation and participation investments, and support of nationally significant recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) programs.
“Federal Ammunition has long been a key partner of Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors, helping us give youth with little or no connection to the outdoors the opportunity to hunt and fish,” said Mike Christensen, Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors President. “As we expand our efforts to reach more youth through our shooting sports connection program, it is critical to our efforts that we get support from everyone in the outdoors to help make this happen. Having Federal Ammunition on our team greatly enhances our ability to get kids outdoors!”
Federal Premium Ammunition’s Director of Conservation Ryan Bronson said research confirms that new hunters and shooters are recruited by a mentor.
“State wildlife agencies and hunting organizations have demonstrated that sustained relationships and support between an experienced hunter and a newcomer is needed to get most people into hunting and the shooting sports,” Bronson said. “Pass It On has been facilitating those kinds of relationships for a long time, and reaching ethnically and racially diverse populations better than any other organization we have come across.”
Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors partners with state fish and wildlife agencies, conservation organizations and youth organizations to give at-risk children outdoor opportunities they would not have had otherwise. “Too many children today never get the chance to experience the great outdoors we all know and love. When you hear a youngster say they’ve never seen a cow or been on a dirt road, you know we have to step up our efforts to get these children opportunities to get outdoors,” said Christensen.
About Federal Ammunition
Since 1922, Federal Ammunition has been providing hunters and shooters with high-quality shotshell, centerfire and rimfire ammunition. To learn more about Federal Premium’s products and programs, go to www.federalpremium.com.
About Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors
Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors, Inc. is a Wichita, Kansas-based national organization dedicated to providing children with mentors who will share with them the experiences of traditional outdoor activities. The heart of the group's mission is to give children opportunities to connect with nature that they more than likely won't have without a mentor showing them the way. Partnering with organizations with like-minded conservation and youth participation efforts like Big Brothers Big Sisters, Pheasants Forever, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Delta Waterfowl, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the National Wild Turkey Federation, among others, volunteers with a passion for the outdoors can give a child the chance to go fish, hunt, or simply spend time in the fields with a caring adult. For more information about Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors, please visit http://www.outdoormentors.org.
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Contact: Michael Christensen
Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors, Inc.
310 E 2nd
Wichita, KS 67202