Motorsport Manufacturer icon Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., is sponsoring National Hunting and Fishing Day, the official federal commemoration of hunters, anglers and conservation since Congress established the day in 1972.
Each year NHF Day, always takes place on the fourth Saturday in September, which is set for Sept. 22, 2011.
The sponsorship by Yamaha supports Wonders of Wildlife museum—the official home of National Hunting and Fishing Day. The Springfield, Mo., facility oversees educational initiatives to help the American public understand the indelible relationship between hunting, angling, healthy habitat, and wildlife and fisheries conservation.
Tony Stewart is serving as the honorary chair to deliver the message of NHF Day. Each year, NHF Day chooses a prominent individual to carry the cause of conservationist everywhere.
As the driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Stewart has won 12 driving championships, including three Sprint Cup Series titles, in a career spanning more than three decades.
Stewart is a champion off the racetrack as much as he is on, and has been recognized for his philanthropic efforts via his Tony Stewart Foundation, which raises funds for distribution to three specific groups – chronically ill children, drivers injured in motorsports activities, and organizations dedicated to the protection of various animal species.
“Yamaha is a strong supporter of outdoors conservation and the responsible use of our public lands, and it is proud to sponsor NHF Day for the fifth consecutive year,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV/SxS group marketing manager.
“The support of Yamaha is extremely important to NHF Day,” said Misty Mitchell, Director of Conservation Programs Wonders of Wildlife. “Yamaha truly understands the importance of creating quality habitat and restoring our natural resources. NHF Day is pleased to have them on as sponsors.
Every U.S. President from Richard Nixon through Barack Obama has issued official proclamations of support for the annual commemoration, now recognized as one of the most effective grassroots campaigns ever undertaken to promote traditional outdoor sports.
Sponsors for NHF Day 2012 continues to grow, and includes Wonders of Wildlife, NSSF, Bass Pro Shops, Smith & Wesson, Sportsman’s Channel, Realtree, GunBroker.com, Yamaha, Pope and Young Club, Izaak Walton League of America, and Ducks Unlimited.
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