A Kansas tradition continues: 24/7 Travel Stores serve as the hunter’s pitstop in the Sunflower State
By Tom Carpenter
Every upland hunter needs fuel: for their vehicle, for themselves … for the field.
Every hunter also needs a place where blaze orange hats are recognized and met with big smiles, where their business is appreciated … and where some of their dollars end up going back to the field to support the habitat and the birds that draw them to adventure.
That’s what Kansas is all about, with its excellent upland hunting and world-class access programs. That’s also what 24/7 Travel Stores are all about. Once again, for the month of November and for the fourth straight year, 24/7 stores are teaming up with PF & QF and doing their part to give back to the future of upland wildlife habitat and the upland hunting tradition.
“Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever deeply value the partnership we have developed with 24/7 Travel Stores” says Jordan Martincich, director of development for PF/QF. “We thank the entire 24/7 Travel Stores team again for their willingness to raise funds for our upland wildlife habitat conservation mission. This is fourth year for this in-store fundraiser, and we hope that 24/7 Travel Store customers will be inspired to give to our Kansas conservation and youth outreach efforts.”
"24/7 Travel Stores is excited to partner with Pheasants Forever again this year to raise money for Kansas upland habitat and hunting heritage programs," says Ted Augustine, manager of growth & development for 24/7 Travel Stores. "Upland season is an important part of our state’s economy and we want to be inviting to those traveling here to participate. I also have personal ties to upland hunting, my wife and I have a one-year- old son, another on the way, and a two-year-old Brittany named Blue. Conservation efforts are critical for ensuring there are enough birds for Blue to chase ... and to capture the attention of the next generation of hunters, including my kids."
To date, the partnership with 24/7 Travel Stores has generated over $100,000 of vital support for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, with every dollar benefitting Kansas’s upland hunting tradition. Thank you, 24/7 Travel Stores!
One of the neatest things about the program is the dollars-match. Gifts can be made in the form of "rounding up" your purchase to the next dollar, or donating a specific dollar amount. “Every dollar is matched at a $3 to $1 ratio, then directed towards support of the PF & QF mission in Kansas,” says Martincich.
This year the fundraising goal is an aggressive and impactful $30,000, coming in the forms of donations by 24/7 directly to PF & QF, direct support of PF & QF chapters in 24/7 communities
, the round-up and point-of-purchase donations mentioned above, and sales of PF & QF merchandise on display.
“And our staff really embraces generating funds for conservation," adds Augustine. "They just love doing it. It’s going to be another big year for both bird hunting and fundraising.”
Kansas is an upland hunter’s paradise. 24/7 Travels Stores are helping Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever make it even better.
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and plan to stop on your trip!
Tom Carpenter is editor at Pheasants Forever, a big fan of Kansas upland hunting, and a frequent stopper-and-shopper at 24/7 Travel Stores.