All Media: For Immediate Release
April 3, 2008
Contact: Nelson Freeman
Government Affairs and
Communications Manager
Safari Club International
(202) 543-8733
[email protected]

SCIF’s YES Outdoors joins with Cabela’s for Kids Fest 2008

Tucson, Arizona – Safari Club International Foundation’s YES Outdoors and Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter®, will again join together on the following weekends to provide youth, ages 5 & up, with challenges and opportunities in the great outdoors. Local and outdoor media are welcome to attend.

Date Location

June 7 & 8 Cabela’s in Rogers, Minnesota (763) 493-8600
June 14 & 15 Cabela’s in Ft. Worth, Texas (817) 337-2400
September 20 & 21 Cabela’s in Kansas City, Kansas (913) 328-0322
September 27 & 28 Cabela’s in Hamburg, Pennsylvania (610) 929-7200

“Youth programs like YES Outdoors are necessary to passing on the sporting tradition to the next generation of outdoorsmen and women,” said Dennis Highby, President and CEO of Cabela’s. “We’re proud to work with the SCI Foundation to help bring these entertaining and informative educational youth workshops to the communities surrounding Cabela’s retail stores.”

“For the past 4 summers, YES Outdoors events have been a huge success in every community where they were held across the country,” said SCI Foundation President Dennis Anderson. “The YES Outdoors Program again joins with Cabela’s Kids Fest 2008 in a terrific and fun way to familiarize our youth with the hunting tradition. Through the continuing help of Cabela’s, we are looking forward to our fifth summer being another great YES Outdoors summer!”

The events will be held in conjunction with Cabela’s Kids Fest 2008 and are planned to include activities such as: Laser Shot Booth, Archery Range, Fishing Pond, Air Rifle Range, Sensory Safari Display of mounted animals, Safari–In–A–Box display of pelts, scats & tracks (a teaching tool), wildlife demonstrations, calling demonstrations and contests, outdoor safety information and SCI Chapter & Membership information.

During each event children and young adults—many for the first time—will have the opportunity to engage in target shooting with laser or air rifles. Other activities will include “shoot” and “don’t shoot” scenarios utilizing Laser Shot technology, as used in many hunter and firearm safety instruction courses.

The SCI Foundation’s popular Sensory Safari interactive education program also will be set up to help attendees learn about many different wildlife species, including wildlife history and management.

Safari-In-A-Box, another SCI Foundation educational activity, will be presented during the YES Outdoors events, showing how to bring wildlife into a classroom setting. This handy 2×4-foot box, packed full of real or plastic replica skulls, pelts, rubber tracks & scats along with other taxonomic items from animals indigenous to North America, will provide attendees with experiences and knowledge they can share with their fellow students and teachers during the 2008-2009 school year.

Lee Paczosa, the Events Coordinator for the 2008 program, can be reached at SCI World Headquarters, Education Department, (520) 620-1220, ext. 387 or via email at: [email protected]

For more information regarding YES Outdoors, call (toll free) 877-877-3265 or visit:

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Cabela’s® ( is the nation’s largest direct marketer and a leading specialty retailer of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. Since its founding in 1961, Cabela’s has become one of the most well-known outdoor recreation brands in the United States and has long been recognized as the World’s Foremost Outfitter®. Cabela’s operates as an integrated multi-channel retailer, offering customers a seamless shopping experience through its catalogs, website and destination retail stores. Cabela’s also issues the Cabela’s Club® VISA credit card through which it offers a related customer loyalty rewards program as a vehicle for strengthening its customer relationships

The SCI Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that funds and manages worldwide programs dedicated to wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian services, including such programs as Sportsmen Against Hunger, Sensory Safari, Safari Care, Disabled Hunter, the American Wilderness Leadership School, Becoming an Outdoors Woman & More and Youth Education Seminars (YES) Outdoors. Call 877-877-3265 or visit for more.

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