Cabela’s, a major outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, recently presented a $25,000 donation to benefit Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) Care Camps for children with cancer.
According to a press release, the check was presented at the Cabela’s store in Billings, Mont., to KOA President Pat Hittmeier and Lorne Armer, KOA vice president of brand development, by Cabela’s Regional Marketing and Events Manager Drew Steinberger.
“We’re so proud to be able to do what we can to help such a worthy cause,” said Steinberger. “We at Cabela’s are dedicated to helping people enjoy the outdoors, so it just seems fitting that we are able to help these deserving kids experience a summer camp.”
KOA Care Camps is a network of 56 specialized summer camps located throughout North America. The camps provide a true summer camping experience for children with cancer and their siblings, while allowing the children to continue their treatments. The camps are each staffed with trained medical personnel and volunteers and serve thousands of children each summer.
KOA and its franchise owners throughout North America have raised more than $5 million in recent years to benefit Care Camps.
“KOA Care Camps continues to enrich the lives of thousands of young people every year by giving them memorable camping experiences,” said Cabela’s CEO Thomas Millner in a recent statement. “Cabela’s enthusiastically supports those efforts and is proud to promote the Great Outdoors alongside KOA.”
To find out more about KOA Care Camps, or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.koacarecamps.org.
A deluxe park model cabin is being auctioned at eBay in support of Kampground of America Inc.’s (KOA) Care Camps. According to a press release, proceeds will help send children with cancer to specialized summer camps to safely experience the joy of camping. The auction begins Nov. 13 at 4 p.m. and will end Nov. 23 at 4 pm.
Donated by Stone Canyon Cabins & Park Models, the custom-built 33-foot-by-12-foot cabin has a list price of over $30,000. KOA said the winning bid has to be above $20,000. The entire selling price, with no fees, will go to the KOA Care Camps, which allows “these amazing children to enjoy the joy, healing and freedom that comes from attending specialized summer camps where they can just be themselves,” KOA said.
A nonrefundable 10% deposit of the winning bid payable to KOA Care Camps will be due at auction’s end with the balance in full required prior to delivery. The winning bidder will have the option of selecting the exterior color combinations.
The winning bidder will also be responsible for paying the freight from Stone Canyon’s factory in Brilliant, Ala., to the buyer’s destination. The charge per mile will be approximately $4.50. The cabin will be ready for delivery by Dec. 15.
For additional information about the auction, call Barry Stern at (561) 704-2121.
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.”