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Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s Outdoor Fund donates $5,000 to Frederick Douglas fishing organization

The Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund recently awarded a $5,000 grant to support the Frederick Douglass Bass Fishing organization, a local nonprofit that provides informational opportunities regarding boating, safety and fishing to area communities. The money will support the Fayette County Special Needs Fishing Expo where children with special needs will be presented opportunities to participate in outdoor activities.

“We are very honored to be the organization selected to receive this generous grant from the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund. The Frederick Douglass Bass Fishing organization’s mission is to be able to give some pretty neat kids the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities like fishing and boating just like everyone else. Today, thanks to Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund this mission can become a reality,” said James Lamirande, Frederick Douglass High School Fishing Coach.
Guided by the visionary leadership of Bass Pro founder Johnny Morris, the Outdoor Fund empowers Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s 200 million annual customers to support conservation efforts by rounding up their purchases.

“We are proud to support the Frederick Douglass Bass Fishing organization and their participation in the Fayette County Special Needs Fishing Expo. This event will allow children who don’t often get the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities and have fun outdoors. We applaud their ongoing efforts to ensure all children have the needed resources to learn outdoor skills, conservation practices and just have a good time outdoors,” said Cabela’s Store Manager Jody Gambill.

By rallying passionate customers alongside dedicated team members, industry partners and leading conservation organizations like Frederick Douglass Bass Fishing, Bass Pro and Cabela’s is creating North America’s largest conservation movement to collectively shape the future of the outdoors and all who love it for generations to come.

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