From November 1 through December 31, the Bass Pro Shops founder will donate 10 percent of all sales at the Fort Myers store to help support Outfitters at that location. Additionally, he announced the mobilization of donations from customers at all 12 Florida destination retail stores to support Convoy of Hope’s work to help victims recover from Hurricane Ian.
On Tuesday, our founder, Johnny Morris, announced two important initiatives to help our people and communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. From November 1 through the end of the year, Bass Pro Shops will donate 10% of all sales from its Fort Myers, Florida location to the Bass Pro Cares Fund to help Outfitters affected by the storm. At the same time, Morris announced the mobilization of the Outdoor Fund throughout the state of Florida to generate customer donations to support residents affected by the storm in Florida.
Johnny’s stated goal is to raise an additional $1 million for our people
Between now and the end of the year, in addition to the $60,000 already pledged, Johnny Morris has pledged to donate 10 percent of all Fort Myers store sales (with the exception of boats, ATVs and firearms) . This donation is anticipated to provide an investment of at least $1 million to help support Bass Pro Shops Outfitters employees at the Fort Myers store who are dealing with extreme hardship.
“I had the opportunity to visit our Fort Myers team after the storm. It was very emotional. I couldn’t be more proud of this group of people for how they conduct themselves, how they care for each other and what they mean to each other, to their community and to our company,” said Johnny Morris. “We are humbled by the opportunity to help our friends, neighbors, fellow Outfitters and fellow athletes as they rebuild their homes and community.”
Round Up at all Florida stores to support hurricane recovery
In addition to donating to the Bass Pro Cares Fund, Johnny Morris announced the mobilization of client donation efforts in Florida to help residents affected by the storm in the state. During the months of November and December, donations from customers at the 12 Bass Pro Shops and World Wide Sportsman locations in the Sunshine State will be channeled to support Convoy of Hope and its work to help our friends, neighbors and fellow athletes in face. of the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian. Through these in-store and online donations, where customers add funds to their transactions, athletes who shop in Destin, Tallahassee, Orlando,
Islamorada, Miami and other Florida communities can support their friends and neighbors in Fort Myers when they need it most.
Bass Pro Shops is promoting this donation drive through a series of signs in their stores. During this time, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund (an incredibly powerful force that regularly helps drive the company’s acclaimed commitment to conservation) and all customer donations in Florida will be mobilized to support Convoy of Hope and the recovery efforts of the group after the hurricane. Bass Pro Shops has a long history of providing support after storms and natural disasters in communities on the Gulf Coast, the Caribbean, and around the United States.
The Bass Pro Cares Fund: Athletes and athletes taking care of their own
Since its founding in 2016, the Bass Pro Cares Fund, started by Johnny’s daughter Megan, has provided more than $1 million to help suppliers to Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, White River Marine Group and Big Cedar Lodge weather a crisis unexpected. Funded by the generosity of more than 40,000 Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outfitters and by gifts made by Morris himself, the Bass Pro Shops Cares Fund has provided grants to help Outfitters and their families after natural disasters, accidents, illnesses and other hardships. unexpected.
In a direct sense, the Bass Pro Cares Fund mobilizes the generous spirit of a team of passionate and caring Outfitters across the United States and Canada. The Fund provides a vehicle through which the company and its founder can direct resources and assistance to its own members in times of need. The Bass Pro Cares Fund’s assistance to our friends and fellow Outfitters affected by Hurricane Ian is the latest in a long line of examples of what has earned Johnny Morris and Bass Pro Shops a reputation for taking care of their own.
About Bass Pro Stores
Bass Pro Shops is North America’s leading outdoor and conservation company. Founded in 1972 when avid young fisherman Johnny Morris started selling tackle out of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri, today the company provides customers with unmatched offerings spanning premier retail destinations, fishing gear manufacturing, outdoor activities, world-class tourist destinations and more. In 2017, Bass Pro Shops acquired Cabela’s to create a “best of the best” experience with superior products, dynamic locations and excellent customer service. Bass Pro Shops also operates the White River Marine Group, which offers an unsurpassed collection of industry-leading boat brands, and Big Cedar Lodge, America’s Premier Wilderness Resort. Under the visionary conservation leadership of Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is a national leader in protecting habitat and introducing families to the great outdoors and has been named “One of America’s Best Employers” by Forbes.