Bass Pro Shops to Promote NWTF During NASCAR Races
EDGEFIELD, S.C. — A wild turkey can fly 55 miles per hour, but thanks to a generous donation from Bass Pro Shops a wild turkey will exceed 200 mph this weekend at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C.
Two Bass Pro Shops-sponsored cars will sport paint schemes honoring the NWTF. They are Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 14 Chevy driven by Tony Stewart in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star Race on May 19, and Richard Childress Racing’s No. 3 Chevy Silverado driven by Ty Dillon in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ North Carolina Education Lottery 200 on May 18.
The salute to the NWTF is a part of Bass Pro Shops’ Racing for America’s Wildlife program. This program engages the NASCAR community in protecting America’s hunting and fishing heritage through habitat conservation and restoration, education and outreach.
“We are very proud to partner with our good friends at Stewart-Haas Racing and Richard Childress Racing in this tribute to the NWTF and their work in conservation and education,” said Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris. “All of us at Bass Pro Shops, SHR and RCR are happy to donate these special paint schemes as a tribute to this great conservation organization and their thousands of grassroots volunteers who are also NASCAR fans.”
The NWTF is the leader in upland wildlife habitat conservation and is dedicated to preserving our hunting heritage. The NWTF, its volunteers and partners have successfully conserved 17 million acres of essential wildlife habitat by investing more than $372 million. Wild turkeys and hundreds of other upland wildlife species, including quail, deer, grouse, squirrels and songbirds, benefit from this improved habitat.
“Placing the NWTF logo on their car and truck, where it will be seen by millions of race fans across the country, is just one example of Bass Pro Shops’ commitment to the NWTF and conservation,” said George C. Thornton, NWTF CEO. “We are very excited about this opportunity and about continuing our partnership with Bass Pro Shops and Johnny Morris.”
Bass Pro Shops is a dedicated supporter of NWTF’s Women in the Outdoors, JAKES and Wheelin’ Sportsmen outreach programs. In 2006, Johnny Morris received the NWTF Lynn Boykin Hunting Heritage Award for his dedication to conservation and hunting. Bass Pro Shops was honored by the NWTF with the 2005 Corporate Achievement Award for their dedication to conservation.