Benelli Challenge a Success for Waterfowl Conservation

“Benelli Challenge” a Success for Waterfowl Conservation

Accokeek, MD – For many years, Benelli has been firmly committed to supporting wildlife and habitat conservation in order to ensure our collective hunting and firearms heritage will stand for future generations. Recently, Benelli teamed with conservation leader Delta Waterfowl to raise funds for the organization’s waterfowl management programs and its efforts to conserve breeding duck habitat.

Benelli and Delta Waterfowl kicked off the Benelli Challenge late last year, with Benelli donating 25 Super Black Eagle 3 20-gauge shotguns in Realtree Max-5 as the throw-down. All donors who made a $10,000 gift to Delta Waterfowl received one of these shotguns. In all, fourteen donors made new, qualifying gifts from November 25 through the December 31 Benelli Challenge closing, for a collective fund-raising total of $176,282.

In addition to the Benelli Challenge donations, Delta Waterfowl included one gun in its 2023 Million Duck Spring Sweepstakes, which ended May 5. That effort brought in over $63,000 in donations, and another Super Black Eagle 3 will be part of the organization’s Fall Sweepstakes. The remaining guns will be included in major gift events going forward.

To date, Benelli’s Super Black Eagle 3 donation to Delta Waterfowl has garnered nearly $240,000 for waterfowl conservation.

“Benelli USA challenged Delta Waterfowl to think outside the box and use Benelli shotguns to raise new money and put more ducks over decoys…and we accepted!” said Brad Heidel, Sr. Director of Marketing for Delta Waterfowl Foundation. “Benelli has always been there for The Duck Hunters Organization, and their continued commitment to ducks and duck hunters is undeniable. We thank everyone at Benelli for their continued support. It does make a difference.”

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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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