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West Texas SCI presents check for “Bell Family Blue Bag” program

Front Row: Matt Saulsbury, John Landgraf, Cal Hendrick, Larry and Ellen Bell, Julie and Tommy Salmon.  Back Row: Will Smith, Jimmy Matthew, Matthew Bell, Ivan Williams

Bell Family Blue Bag Program Launches to Wide Acclaim.

On December 17, 2015, at the Odessa home of SCI members Julie and Tommy Salmon, West Texas SCI (WTSCI) Board President Cal Hendrick presented a check for $19,000.00 to Ellen and Larry Bell for the SCI Foundation “Bell Family Blue Bag” Program.  The check represents the proceeds from a special fund raising evening held in October where members of the west Texas hunting community and the friends of Larry and Ellen Bell joined together to support the various charities established by the Bell family in memory of their daughter Amy Bell.

Over 40 different families sponsored one or more “Blue Bags” to help the SCI Foundation and the Bell Family distribute these specially designed duffle bags to hunters and outfitters world-wide. Hunters and outfitters will partner to fill the bags with school and medical supplies, clothes, treats, and other items of a humanitarian nature to be distributed to children’s support facilities throughout the world.  These facilities include schools, medical clinics, orphanages, hospitals and any other places where there are children in need.

The Ellen and Larry Bell family of Midland joined with the SCI Foundation in February, 2015, to provide long term funding for this longstanding humanitarian effort of SCI.  Each of the blue bags has a special logo that says “Pay It Forward” in Memory of Amy Bell. Amy Bell, a life member of SCI, passed away very unexpectedly in May, 2014.  This program is now dedicated to the memory of Amy Bell’s very private, but very significant, commitment to children in need all over the world.

Want to learn more about the “Bell Family Blue Bag” Program and how you can become involved? Stop by the SCI Foundation booth #3319 or attend the “Bell Family Blue Bag” program seminar on Saturday, February 6th at 10 am – 12 pm in room Breakers L at the 2016 SCI convention in Las Vegas.

For more information, contact the SCI Foundation Humanitarian Services Department at or call (520) 620-1220 Ext. 231.


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“Pay it Forward”

Program Highlights

Through a myriad of SCI Chapter-driven humanitarian services programs SCI Foundation, SCI Chapters and individual SCI members demonstrate the highest levels of philanthropy by directly reaching out to people in need throughout the whole world.

SCI Foundation Humanitarian Services Pathfinder program recently received a $25,000 donation from an anonymous donor.   The donation makes it possible to fund Pathfinder Award winner hunts and provide grants to SCI Chapter pathfinder hunts.

Veterans Committee members visited Walter Reed Hospital May 6 to greet and thank wounded military personnel going through rehab.  Committee members distributed gifts.   Another group of committee members participated in the Laying of the Wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown in Arlington Cemetery.

Grants to SCI Chapters:  $7,200 has been awarded to chapters for humanitarian activities that assisted 700 people.

Chapters have reported collectively donating 22,200 lbs. of game meat this year for Sportsmen Against Hunger events.

The Pathfinder Committee awarded $54,688 to SCI Chapters in support of events held in their areas.  Collectively, they reports a total of 765 people participating in the events.

Pathfinder Programs

Pathfinder Award


Disabled Hunter


Sportsman Against Hunger


Hunting with Veterans and Military Wounded Personnel


SCI Chapter Veteran’s Functions

Acknowledge the functions and events of chapters at the 2017 Veterans’ Breakfast at the Las Vegas Convention.

Download Acknowledgement Form Here

Other Humanitarian Programs

SafariCare “Blue Bags”


Sensory Safari


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Safari Club International Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non profit organization that funds and directs worldwide programs dedicated to wildlife conservation and outdoor education.  All donations to SCI Foundation are tax-deductible.