BGBs: Sponsors and Volunteers Combine to Give RMEF More Bang for its Buck
The Big Game Banquet (BGB) Program plays a vital role in raising awareness, enthusiasm and much-needed funds for RMEF. Nearly 500 chapters across 49 states enthusiastically host banquets each year.
“The BGB program, supported by our corporate sponsors and executed by our volunteers, provides the grassroots support and finances that allow us to accomplish our mission to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage,” says Don Blakely, region one vice president of operations.
A Big Game Banquet gives volunteers and members alike an opportunity to get together for an entertaining evening, and to support the mission. The hard work of our volunteers, combined with the involvement of RMEF corporate sponsors, make the Big Game Banquet program truly special.
Our appreciation goes out to our 2012 corporate partners, whose list is as long and impressive as the gear, programs and mission they support:
| Big Game Banquet Material
|Featured Artist Print
|Event Merchandise and Underwriting Catalog
||Davidson's, Heritage Frames, Nikon, Tikka, Riddles-Mt. Rushmore Gold, Summit Litho, Weaver, Western Spirits, Boyt Harness, and Berreta
|Big Game Banquet auction program cover
||Federal ATK and Leupold
|Big Game Banquet Publicity Poster
||Irish Setter, Weaver, Western Spirits, Boyt Harness
|Les Schwab Country Rifle Drawing
|Tri-Table Tent Card
||MidwayUSA and Western Spirits
|Two Gun Banquet Raffle
||Bass Pro Shops
|Big Game Banquet electronic invitations
||Remington, Sitka, Trijicon, and Sportsman's Warehouse
|Progressive Rifle Drawing
|Progressive Archery Drawing
“Without the banquets, the volunteers who run them and the sponsors who support them, we would not have come close to more than 6.2 million acres of great elk country and opening more than 650,000 acres of public access. This program demonstrates the effectiveness of Team Elk,” says Blakely.