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Cabela's Donates $15,000 to KOA's Care Camps

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May 2, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment

KOA President Pat Hittmeier (right) and Vice President of Partnership Development Lorne Armer (fourth from left), accept a check for $15,000 from employees of Cabela's to support the work of KOA Care Camps for children with cancer.

Click here to watch a video courtesy of KULR-TV, Billings, Mont., on the following story.

Cabela's is partnering with Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) to help raise funds to support KOA Care Camps for children with cancer throughout North America.

Cabela's staff at the company's retail location in Billings, Mont., recently presented Kampgrounds of America President Pat Hittmeier with a check for $15,000 to help support the work of the 44 KOA Care Camps for children with cancer, according to a news release.

"KOA Care Camps is a quality program with a splendid cause and we're proud to support the efforts of KOA," said Tommy Millner, chief executive officer of Cabela's. "To celebrate campaing and the Great Outdoors is wonderful, but to do so while enriching the lives of young people facing adversity is truly commendable."

KOA Care Camps provide a summer camping experience to children throughout North America who are either undergoing cancer treatment or in recovery from the disease. The camps are staffed with medical professionals and can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $5,000 per camper per week. The camps are free for participating children and their families, thanks to KOA's support – as well as support from sponsors such as Cabela's.

KOA campers will have a chance to donate to KOA Care Camps during KOA's Annual Come Kamp & Care With Us Weekend, May 11-12 at more than 400 participating KOA campgrounds. Campers who stay as paying guests on Friday, May 11 will receive a free night of camping on Saturday, May 12.

Also, on May 5-6, visit a Cabela's retail location during Cabela's Let's Go Camping event can receive a 10 percent discount on their next KOA stay. The May 5-6 weekend will also highlight Cabela's Camp City, where you can brush up on your camping skills and see first-hand the latest outdoor equipment. Cabela's will be giving away a familiy camping package valued at more than $3,700.

"Both of these events are wonderful ways to reconnect with friends and family, give camping a try, or just pull your RV out to your local KOA and get ready for a fun summer camping season," said KOA CEO Jim Rogers. "At the same time, you get to help raise funds to send some very deserving children to a much needed summer camp."

For more information on KOA Care Camps, go to www.KOAcarecamps.com.

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