Temecula, Calif. – June 23, 2010 – Outdoor Channel, America’s leader in Outdoor TV, has partnered with Comcast Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Chapter of Safari Club International (SCI) to bring the community its second annual “Sportsmen Against Hunger” event.
Nearly 250 million meals are served annually through the “Sportsmen Against Hunger” program, which is active in all 50 states of the U.S., in parts of Canada and in several other countries around the world. Local Chattanooga outdoor enthusiasts will gather in support of this program on Wednesday, June 23rd at the Chattanooga Community Kitchen from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to provide meals for the hungry. The group is prepared to host a generous venison luncheon of more than 300 meals furnished by the Chattanooga Area SCI Chapter, complete with dessert provided by McKee Baking.
“Outdoor Channel is proud to participate in such this remarkable initiative. We continually provide community support and services for countless local advocacy groups, charities and volunteer organizations. The generous people at the Chattanooga Community Kitchen are inspiring and we look forward to extending our time and resources to the area,” said Tom Hornish, COO for Outdoor Channel.
“Comcast is delighted to be a part of Outdoor Channel’s community outreach in Chattanooga. The Community Kitchen offers incredible service for those in need, allowing many their only opportunity to enjoy delicious warm meals,” said Laurie Shipley, Public Affairs Manager for Comcast.
The local SCI Chapter represents more than 100 members and has been active in supporting the area through both equipment and monetary donations. Bill Swan, SCI Chapter President commented, “We fully appreciate the opportunity to once again work with Outdoor Channel and Comcast on a project as motivating as ’Sportsmen Against Hunger.’ Outdoor Channel has been a sponsor of Safari Club International for years and we continue to enjoy partnering with them on projects important to us.”
The Chattanooga Community Kitchen is a freestanding social service agency focused on meeting needs, with a primary mission to lessen the poverty and despair among the homeless in the City of Chattanooga and to restore dignity and self-reliance. “Serving more than 130,000 meals each year to our area’s neediest citizens, the Chattanooga Community Kitchen is excited to partner with the Outdoor Channel,” said Jens Christensen, Director of Marketing, Chattanooga Community Kitchen. “Community support is essential to our work with the homeless, and we greatly appreciate this partnership.”
About Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc.
Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OUTD) owns and operates Outdoor Channel, America’s leader in outdoor TV, and Winnercomm Inc., an Emmy Award winning production and interactive company. Outdoor Channel offers programming that captures the excitement of hunting, fishing, shooting, off-road motorsports, adventure and the Western lifestyle and can be viewed on multiple platforms including high definition, video-on-demand, as well as on a dynamic broadband website. Winnercomm Inc. is one of America’s largest and highest quality producers of live sporting events and sports series for cable and broadcast television. Winnercomm also owns and operates the patented Skycam and CableCam aerial camera systems which provide dramatic overhead camera angles for major sports events, including college and NFL football. For more information please visit www.outdoorchannel.com <http://www.outdoorchannel.com> .
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (www.comcast.com) is the nation’s leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services. With 23.9 million cable customers, 15.3 million high-speed Internet customers, and 7.0 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast’s content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten Comcast SportsNets networks and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast’s Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.
About Safari Club International
SCI-First For Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI’s 187 Chapters represent all 50 of the United States as well as 18 other countries. SCI’s proactive leadership in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs, with the SCI Foundation and other conservation groups, research institutions and government agencies, empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation. Visit the home page http://www.safariclub.org or call (520) 620-1220 for more information.
About Chattanooga Area Chapter
Founded in 1999, the Chattanooga Area Chapter, which represents about 100 area members, has been a supporter of the Chattanooga Zoo, The City Animal Shelter, The Susan Korman Breast Cancer Facility, a shelter for abused women in the North Georgia, The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and many other community projects. They can be visited at www.chattanoogachaptersci.org <http://www.chattanoogachaptersci.org/> .
About Chattanooga Community Kitchen
The Chattanooga Community Kitchen is a freestanding social service agency focused on meeting needs. Our primary goal is to lessen the poverty and despair among the homeless in the City of Chattanooga and to restore dignity and self-reliance to those we serve. In all that we do, we strive to serve the physical, social and spiritual needs of the homeless and less fortunate without expectation of recompense but instead out of love and compassion for mankind.