Knoxville, Tenn. (January 5, 2010) – SportDOG Brand, a leading manufacturer of sporting dog training gear and accessories, has extended its support of youth outdoor activities with a $50,000 donation to the Boy Scouts of America’s Great Smoky Mountain Council. The funds will be used for the construction of a shotgun range at Camp Buck Toms on Watts Bar Lake in Roane County, Tennessee.
Camp Buck Toms is host to 6,500 annual visitors who come to the 750-acre property for camping, swimming, boating, fishing, shooting and other family and scouting activities. The addition of a shotgun shooting range will further expand youth exposure to outdoor recreational opportunities.
“SportDOG Brand has always been a strong supporter of scouting, and we’re really proud to be able to help with this project right here in our backyard – eastern Tennessee,” said Eleanor Marshall of SportDOG Brand.
“This donation is in keeping with the goals of our Kids in Conservation program, through which we look for ways to encourage outdoors participation from the next generation of sportsmen and conservationists.”
Construction of the new shotgun range will begin in Spring 2011. Initial plans call for a five-station range capable of providing shooting opportunities for shooters of all skill levels.
For more information on Camp Buck Toms, visit www.campbucktoms.org.
For more information on SportDOG Brand, visit www.sportdog.com.