Sig Hansen Attending BPS Grand Opening: Raising Money for Conservation

Bass Pro Shop grand opening

STAR-STUDDED CELEBRITY CAST JOINS BASS PRO SHOPS FOR SPECIAL EVENING FOR CONSERVATION AND RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY Rancho Cucamonga, California–An all-star cast that reads like a who’s who in the world of

Almost Complete – (From top to bottom) Main entrance view of the new Bass Pro Shops in Rancho Cucamonga. Various fish replicas that will be available for sale at the White River Fly Shop. These fish trophies will be on display and were donated by various Bass Pro Shops customers around the country. A view of the trout pool from the store’s second floor.

sports, entertainment and the great outdoors joins together to help Bass Pro Shops celebrate a spectacular Evening for Conservation, Wednesday, July 18th. Among those scheduled to attend will be legendary angler and TV host Jimmy Houston, 9-time Bassmaster Angler-of-the-Year Roland Martin, former NASCAR(r) driver Wally Dallenbach, former LA Rams and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Deacon Jones, former LA Lakers player Flynn Robinson, “Mr. Crappie” Wally Marshall, Captain Sig Hansen featured on Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” RedHead Pro Hunting Team member and “First Lady of Hunting” Brenda Valentine, Miss California USA 2007 Meagan Tandy, Miss Rancho Cucamonga Mary Harrison, Miss Teen Upland Sherrie Munson and members of the exciting Lakers Girls.

The new Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Rancho Cucamonga is located on the east side of Victoria Gardens Regional Town Center adjacent to the I-15 Freeway. It will officially open its doors for a preview celebration during the fundraising event and ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, July 18th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The event is free and open to the public.

For every $1 spent during the Evening for Conservation fifty cents will be donated to the “More Fish” campaign of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to save fish and their habitats for our kids and grandkids. Local conservation groups will sell food and drinks courtesy of Johnsonville(r) and Coca-Cola(r) and may hold raffles with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting those organizations.

Local conservation groups on hand Wednesday evening include Ducks Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation, Quail Unlimited, California Deer Association, Safari Club International, Trout Unlimited, California Outdoor Heritage Alliance, The Canada Goose Project, California Department of Fish and Game, Mule Deer Foundation, The California Golden Trout Restoration Project, United Anglers of California, California Waterfowl Association, Cucamonga Valley Water District and Riverside County Habitat Conservation Agency.

Dignitaries invited to attend, but not yet confirmed, include California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops President Jim Hagale, Mayor Donald Kurth, M.D., Victoria Gardens General Manager Christine Pham, Rancho Cucamonga City Council officials and Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World General Manager Bob Derr.

Racing enthusiasts won’t want to miss seeing Martin Truex, Jr.’s #1 NASCAR Nextel Cup race car or the #20 Bass Pro Shops Sprint Car. Other special exhibits that evening include the Bass Pro Shops Hot Air Balloon and the exciting Toyota Tundra Outdoor Tour.

The Grand Opening Celebration begins Thursday, July 19th at 8:00 AM and will include special exhibits, more celebrity guests, store wide savings and fantastic giveaways. You can also visit with today’s experts on fishing, hunting, dog training and more. See huge displays from the industry’s top manufacturers and talk with factory reps for answers to your product questions.

The world’s leading supplier of outdoor products is much more than a hunting and fishing store. Part museum, part art gallery, part education conservation and entertainment center, the nearly 180,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Rancho Cucamonga will also offer equipment for hiking, backpacking, camping, outdoor cooking and more. Shoppers will find outdoor apparel for men, women and children, along with a fine selection of outdoor, casual and athletic footwear. A gift and nature shop serves up a wide variety of outdoor-related items from lamps and dishes to bird feeders and furniture.

In addition, the 11,090-square-foot Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant will also open the evening of July 18th and will allow visitors a chance to experience a taste of the Florida Keys with menu selections showcasing bold flavors of seafood dishes, great steaks, hickory-fired rotisserie chicken and exotic appetizers.

Widely recognized for their efforts in conservation and outdoor education, Bass Pro Shops has received more conservation awards than any other outdoors retailer. The store will also offer free Outdoor Skills Workshops for adults, kids and families.

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3 Responses to Sig Hansen Attending BPS Grand Opening: Raising Money for Conservation

  1. Melissa says:

    Thanks for posting this….I plan to be there and can’t wait. What a great cause!

  2. Rebecca says:

    I went to BPS last night ONLY because Captain Sig was going to be there. There is no other reason I would have fought that madhouse and all those people. I waited in line 2 hours for the opportunity to meet him and at 8pm he left and I was not even close to the front of the line. Talk about a disappointing evening. I was excited about this for over a month and then it was all for nothing. Of course if he was going to appear again somewhere I would try again for the opportunity to meet him!

  3. opilia says:

    Sorry you missed out Rebecca. Sig Hansen will be at Roche Harbor on July 27th and he will try to make it to the Motorcyle 100 year rally in August in Rosalia, WA…and I’m sure he’ll have a few other appearances coming up before too long.

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