Benelli Assists Upland Bird Organization’s Fundraising Initiative

Benelli Assists Upland Bird Organization’s Fundraising Initiative

June 2023, Accokeek, MD – For more than 60 years, the Ruffed Grouse Society & American Woodcock Society (RGS & AWS) has worked diligently to promote forest stewardship and habitat management for the benefit of these two upland species and all forest wildlife and songbirds. As part of the company’s dedication to helping proactive conservation groups ensure our hunting heritage survives through future generations, Benelli USA recently teamed with RGS & AWS to raise needed funds these organizations leverage to foster vibrant upland habitat.

In late 2022, Benelli donated 20 Super Black Eagle 3 shotguns to RGS & AWS for a major fundraising initiative. Each donor who gifted $10,000 or more to the organizations received one of the Benelli SBE 3 shotguns. This program proved wildly successful, with $200,000 raised to support the society’s mission “to create landscapes of diverse, functioning forest ecosystems that provide homes for wildlife and opportunities for people to experience them.”

The success of this program showcases both the generosity and forward thinking of Benelli’s conservation-minded outlook, as well as the philanthropic passion of the RGW & AWS membership.

“Benelli’s line of fine shotguns have long been carried afield by sportsmen and women. Having Benelli’s support in the conservation space is meaningful to our cause. Working with Benelli has been a pleasure. The staff is equally as supportive as their equipment is reliable.

“The Benelli promotion that we ran last winter was one of our most successful fundraising campaigns — one that wouldn’t have been possible without Benelli’s support. Benelli truly understands habitat management and conservation campaigns like this one move the needle for conservation. The company is a noteworthy and longtime supporter in the wildlife community. I commend them for their attention to detail, both in the products they produce and the way they give back, and we’re excited to continue our partnership,” said Tripp Way, Mid-Atlantic Director of Regional Development for RGS & AWS.

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About Benelli

Benelli, headquartered in Accokeek, Maryland, offers the largest selection of semi-automatic shotguns in the world, as well as a variety of rifles. Since the company’s inception, Benelli has led the world in innovative firearm technology, including the ground-breaking Benelli Inertia Driven system, effective Comfort Tech recoil-reduction systems, and the BE.S.T. anti-corrosion coatings. Because of this commitment to innovation, they are recognized as the world’s leading manufacturer of premium firearms for competitive shooters, hunters, and defense professionals.

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