Earlier this month we highlighted that February 3, 2015 has been designated as “Foundation Day” and will kick off the 2015 SCI Convention held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Among the exciting events will be the Inaugural Beretta Gala which will benefit the Foundation and support its many wildlife conservation and outdoor education programs.
The first ever Beretta Conservation Leadership Award will be presented at this black-tie event. The award is a prestigious honor that recognizes an individual or couple who have demonstrated a lifetime of commitment to wildlife conservation and education though volunteer service and philanthropy. The winner will not only be 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. Click here to see the 2015 Nominees! The night will consist of the “Oscar-style” award ceremony, a gourmet dinner, live entertainment, and an elite live auction, featuring one-of-a-kind items, including a custom watch by Montana Watch Company, an original oil painting by Gary Swanson, several amazing hunting and vacation opportunities, and a beautiful custom engraved Beretta 486 Parallelo 20-gauge side-by-side shotgun. “Beretta, one of the oldest companies in the world, understands the importance of wildlife conservation. As such, we are thrilled and honored to be the lead sponsor of this exciting new award which pays tribute to a hunter-conservationist who has made a lasting impact through their time afield and via their community and philanthropic efforts. Beretta proudly supports SCI Foundation because of its critical mission of wildlife conservation and education,” Beretta Vice President of Marketing, Ryan Muety said. The inaugural 2015 Beretta Gala will be held in the South Seas ABE on level 3 of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Cocktail hour will begin at five o’clock and dinner at six o’clock. The day proves to be full of excitement and surprises. Be sure to include Foundation Day in your plans when making your reservations for the 2015 SCI Convention. For more information about the gala, contact Kimberly Byers at KByers@safariclub.org or call (520) 620-1220 Ext. 322. 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. Any contribution may tax deductible under Internal Revenue Code section 170(c) as a charitable contribution to the extent permitted by law. Tax deductible amount of gift is reduced by the “Fair market Value” of any goods, services, or advantages that a sponsor receives for the donation. EIN #86-0292099