The SportDOG Brand Conservation Fund is entering its fifth year, and to celebrate, we’re inviting you to join us in picking a deserving winner for the Future Forward Fund Contest! We’ve upped the ante this year and will be giving $25,000 to the winning project.
We’ve already provided nearly $100,000 in annual grants to groups and projects focused on wildlife conservation and habitat enhancement. Now we’d like the sporting community to help us decide where to donate our 2012 fund.
Here’s how this groundbreaking conservation initiative works:
Conservationists are asked to submit their application via SportDOG’s webite by July 31, 2012. To submit an application, go to http://www.sportdog.com/About-SportDOG/Conservation-Fund/Grant-Programs.aspx#12083. The Future Forward Fund Committee will review all applications and choose seven qualifiers who will be announced Sept. 1, 2012. Commencing with the announcement and continuing through Nov. 30, 2012, you can vote for the conservation project you believe to be the most deserving of the $25,000 first prize. The runner-up will receive a $5,000 grant.
Votes can be cast via SportDOG Brand’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SportDOGBrand), Twitter feed (www.twitter.com/SportDOGBrand), the SportDOG website and the email address firstname.lastname@example.org, through Nov. 30, 2012. The winner will be announced in December, and grant money will be awarded in January 2013.
Past grant winners have run the gamut from individuals working on grassroots projects to large-scale projects backed by national organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever and the Ruffed Grouse Society, to name a few.
Regardless of the size and scope of any conservation project, what they all have in common are people who are passionate about building a bright future for wildlife and the outdoor lifestyle we all enjoy.
At SportDOG Brand, we like to say we’re working for the game that is still “20 years out of range.” Won’t you join us?
For more information on the SportDOG Brand Conservation Fund Future Forward Fund Contest, please visit www.sportdog.com.