SCI Foundation’s “Foundation Day” Events Kick Off the 2018 SCI Convention.

The 4th Annual SCI Foundation “Foundation Day” events kicked off the 2018 SCI Convention on January 30, 2018. The day featured the 6th Annual SCI Foundation Sporting Clays Shoot and the 4th Annual Beretta & SCI Foundation Conservation Leadership Award Gala. Both events benefit SCI Foundation and support its many programs.

Foundation Day began with the 6th Annual SCI Foundation Sporting Clays Shoot. The event attended by almost 90 shooters benefits SCI Foundation youth programs, including its partnership with the Boy Scouts of America.  Krieghoff International has once again sponsored the shoot by donating a Krieghoff 32″ K-80 Parcours under/over 12 gauge shotgun valued at over $11,000.  The clay shoot took place at the Clark County Shooting Complex in Las Vegas, NV.  Rio Ammunition sponsored the shells for the clays event for the second year.  A big bore rifle shoot option, where you can try out some of Krieghoff’s rifles, was scheduled immediately following the BBQ lunch.

Foundation Day culminated in an exclusive black-tie event which featured the 2018 Beretta & SCI Foundation Conservation Leadership Award ceremony, a gourmet dinner, silent auction and elite live auctions, featuring one-of-a-kind items. The 2018 Conservation Leadership Award Gala was held at the MGM Grand Hotel Las Vegas, NV. Cocktail hour will begin at 5:45 pm and dinner and evening program will follow at 7:15 pm.

The Beretta Conservation Leadership Award honored individuals who have demonstrated a lifetime of commitment to wildlife conservation and education though volunteer service and philanthropy. Winners are required to have extensive hunting experience, but will also be required to have contributed generously to Conservation, Education and Humanitarian Services efforts in both time and financial resources. This award is open to anyone in the hunting-conservation world and is not limited to SCI members.

The day proved to be full of excitement and surprises.  Be sure to include the 5th Annual Foundation Day in your plans when making your reservations for the 2019 SCI Convention.

For more information about the shoot or gala, contact Kimberly Byers at KByers@safariclub.org (520) 620-1220 Ext. 322.

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