Benelli Invitational Raises Another $85,000 for Freedom Hunters

Media Contact: Jordan Egli & Greg Duncan Blue Heron Communications (405) 364-3433 [email protected]; [email protected] | November 18, 2019

ACCOKEEK, Md. (October 1, 2019) – For a fifth year, clay shooters in the Benelli USA Invitational at Prince George’s County Trap and Skeet Center in Glenn Dale, Maryland, enjoyed friendly competition for a great cause. On September 27, $85,000 was raised for Freedom Hunters to support outdoor opportunities for combat veterans, active duty military personnel and military families. 

At the conclusion of the event, Benelli USA Executive Team General Manager Tom DeBolt, Benelli USA Vice President of Brand Marketing Tim Joseph, Benelli USA Digital Marketing Manager Laurie Gardiner and Benelli USA Finance Controller Gretchen Helm presented a check for the $85,000 to Anthony Pace of Freedom Hunters, representing the total amount raised through donations, silent auction bids and raffle ticket sales.

“This year’s Benelli Invitational was the best one yet. Support from the outdoor industry and local participants in donations of product, hunts and dollars continues to be outstanding,” said Joseph, who also serves as a member of the advisory board for Freedom Hunters. “The volunteers from Benelli USA and Freedom Hunters put a lot of heart into organizing and staffing this event. When you can have fun shooting, eat world-class BBQ, share great camaraderie and raise money for a good cause at the same time, it really is an exceptional day.” 
 
Freedom Hunters is a military outreach program whose mission is to convey the outdoor community’s appreciation for the dedication of and sacrifices made by the men and women of the Armed Forces. Through the support of numerous groups and companies, including Benelli USA, Freedom Hunters arranges outdoor adventures and opportunities for active duty soldiers and combat veterans, as well as families of fallen heroes and children of those currently deployed. To learn more about Freedom Hunters, go to www.freedomhunters.org.
 

The success of the Benelli USA Invitation Shoot is a credit to the support and dedication of the following brands: 

 
Title Sponsors
Core Line Marketing
Federal Premium Ammunition
Habitat Flats – Tony Vandemore
Honey Brake Lodge
Myron Mixon Smokers
 
 
Gold Sponsors
Action Targets
Benelli Italy
Bentley-Scott 
Burris
Covey Sales & Marketing
Fort Knox 
Hornady 
Howard Leight
Owen J. Brown and Associates
Pure Fishing
Pestilli & Associates
Traeger Grills 

Delta Waterfowl 
Yeti  

Silver Sponsors
Blue Heron Communications
Benchmade 
Briley Manufacturing
Carlson’s Choke Tubes
EOTech
Franchi Italy
LWRC International
Pelican 
RealTree 
Riton USA Optics
Sig Sauer 
Springfield Armory
Steiner 
Trijicon 
Truck Vault 
TrueTimber 
Wingman Guide Services
 
Bronze Sponsors
Banded
BPI Outdoors
Bushnell
Chesapeake Bay Beach Club and The INN
Duck Commander 
Frogg Toggs 
Gearwrench
Hevi-Shot 
Irish Setter Boots
K-bar 
Lucky Duck 
Pheasants Forever
Purina Sport Dog
Pyramyd Air 
Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks
Sitka
Stoeger
Stoeger Airguns  
Streamlight 
Vista Outdoor
Vortex Optics 
5.11
 

About Benelli USA
Benelli USA is a world leader in manufacturing quality semi-automatic shotguns and rifles that are known for their ultra-reliability and high-performance standards. For the latest news and product information visit www.benelliusa.com.
 

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