Cabela’s is partnering with Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) to help raise funds to support KOA Care Camps for children with cancer throughout North America.
According to a press release, Cabela’s staff at the company’s retail location in Billings, Mont., recently presented KOA President Pat Hittmeier with a check for $15,000 to help support the work of the 44 KOA Care Camps for children with cancer.
“KOA Care Camps is a quality program with a splendid cause and we’re proud to support the efforts of KOA,” said Tommy Millner, CEO of Cabela’s. “To celebrate campaign and the great outdoors is wonderful, but to do so while enriching the lives of young people facing adversity is truly commendable.”
KOA Care Camps provide a summer camping experience to children throughout North America who are either undergoing cancer treatment or in recovery from the disease.
For more information on KOA Care Camps, go to www.KOAcarecamps.com.
Southeast Publications presented a check to Kampgrounds of America Inc.’s (KOA) Care Camps for just under $38,000 during last week’s KOA national convention in Las Vegas.
According to a press release, Southeast Publications annually holds auctions at its fall and spring meetings and whatever amount is raised by the sales associates is matched by the company.
“Since we started having the auctions at the company meetings, we have donated over $300,000 to the Care Camps,” reported Kurtis Eiben, company spokesman. “Peter Warrick, the founder of Southeast Publications, was one of the first people to be put on the Care Camps Wall of Fame. His son, Wally, has taken over the company and his passion for the Care Camps is just as big as his father’s.”
“We are looking forward to 2012,” Eiben added. Clint Bell from the San Diego KOA will be joining as an auctioneer next fall.
Going into 2011 Southeast Publications USA Inc. is celebrating its 25th year as a site map publishing company.
“It’s already turning out to be a great year,” according to a news release from the Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based firm. “For the past 18 years Southeast Publications has held an auction at its annual fall meeting to raise money for the KOA Care Camps Program. The auction is usually a small, fun affair for the staff and sales reps within the company. Through the 18 years, Southeast Publications has raised almost $300,000 to donate to the Care Camps Program. This year Southeast Publications had two auctions, one at the annual spring meeting and again at the fall meeting. The auctions raised $30,000, it’s largest donation to date.”
In May, the owner and founder of Southeast Publications, Peter Warrick, passed away. In late September the company lost another pioneer in the industry, Ron Pfeifer, rep No. 4, sales manager and a 20-year veteran with Southeast Publications. In lieu of flowers, both families asked that donations be given to the Care Camps Program.
Being Peter Warrick was such a big Vespa enthusiast, Southeast Publications also donated a Vespa scooter to KOA for their Care Camps auction held at the Savannah Convention Center in November. The scooter brought in another $3,500. “In a year that had taken so much away from the company, Southeast Publications overcame and gave back almost $40,000 to a very important and worthwhile cause,” the company stated.
“Now under the guidance of Wally Warrick, Peter’s son, Southeast Publications is moving into the new year with a lot of enthusiasm,” the press release stated. “Some small tweaks are being made to an already, well established organization, that will allow for further growth as a company. In 2011 we will meet and exceed the needs put in front of us. In 2011 we are continuing the legend that separates us from the rest and allows us to be ‘the Best’ in the site map industry.”