ORLANDO (Jan. 11, 2007) ? Budweiser, its family of wholesalers, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), five other leading conservation organizations and loyal consumers from across the United States raised more than $1.5 million in 2006 to help conservation efforts through the ?Help Budweiser Help the Outdoors? program. In the past eight years, the ?Help Budweiser Help the Outdoors? promotion has raised more than $7.5 million to conserve vital habitat and wildlife across the country.
As part of the ?Help Budweiser Help the Outdoors? promotion, more than 200 participating Anheuser-Busch wholesalers donated a percentage of proceeds from all bottles and cans of Budweiser sold from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, 2006 to the NFWF. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, with the support of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service, then matched the contributions nearly two to one.
Awarded as challenge grants, these funds assist five leading conservation organizations in raising additional support from their members to fund important conservation projects.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Delta Waterfowl Foundation
Quality Deer Management Association
The money will be divided among the five organizations and other deserving conservation