SCI Foundation’s “Foundation Day” Events Kick Off the 2017 SCI Convention.
The 3rd Annual SCI Foundation “Foundation Day”
events will kick off the 2017 SCI Convention on January 31, 2017
. The day features the 5th Annual SCI Foundation Sporting Clays Shoot and the 3rd
Annual Beretta & SCI Foundation Conservation Leadership Award Gala. Both events benefit SCI Foundation and support its many programs.
Foundation Day begins with the 5th Annual SCI Foundation Sporting Clays Shoot. The event benefits SCI Foundation youth programs, including its partnership with the Boy Scouts of America. Krieghoff International has once again pledged to sponsor the shoot by donating a Krieghoff 32″ K-80 Parcours under/over 12 gauge shotgun valued at over $11,000. The clay shoot will take place at the Clark County Shooting Complex in Las Vegas, NV. Rio Ammunition will sponsor 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, is scheduled immediately following lunch, with Hornady again sponsoring the rifle ammunition for the event.
Foundation Day will culminate in an exclusive black-tie event which will feature the 2017 Beretta & SCI Foundation Conservation Leadership Award ceremony, a gourmet dinner, live entertainment, silent auction and elite live auctions, featuring one-of-a-kind items. The 2017 Conservation Leadership Award Gala will be held in the South Seas Ballroom of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in 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 honors 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.
This year’s finalists include Ron & Jackie Bartels, Mary Cabela, Ralph & Deb Cunningham, Robert Model, Byron & Sandra Sadler, and Tom Snyder. The winner is announced “Oscar-style” on the night of the event. Past award recipients include Larry and Brenda Potterfield and Johnny Morris.
The day proves to be full of excitement and surprises. Be sure to include the 3rd Annual Foundation Day in your plans when making your reservations for the 2017 SCI Convention.
For more information about the shoot or gala, contact Kimberly Byers at KByers@safariclub.org (520) 620-1220 Ext. 322.