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  • Cabela’s to Celebrate Memorial Day with Hometown Heroes Event
    Updated On: May 10, 2017

    Dear Hometown Hero,

    We have our semi-annual Hometown Heroes Events May 20-21 as a way of saying thank you for your service. That is also our Safe Boating and Ready-Set-Wear-It weekend (details are below). I’ve also attached some information on a kids’ program we’re introducing this summer – aimed at kids ages 6-12 – with a variety of outdoor topics discussed and then demonstrated or participated in by the kids on Tuesday afternoons from 2:00-3:30 from June 13 to Aug. 1 (skipping Tuesday, July 4) for a seven-week and topic program.

    Please help spread the word about both programs. A flyer for the kids’ program is attached for posting on bulletin boards or forwarding to folks with elementary-school age children. I don’t have a flyer for the Hometown Heroes event but first responders and active or retired military members just need to show an ID badge to receive the discount. Thanks in advance and contact me with any questions.

    Cabela’s to Celebrate Memorial Day with Hometown Heroes Event

    Military and first responders to receive increased discounts; Safe Boating Weekend and Ready, Set, Wear-It event and world record attempt on Saturday

    Reno, Nev. (May 8, 2017) – Cabela’s will celebrate Memorial Day, and honor those who serve our nation and community, with an in-store Hometown Heroes event Friday and Saturday, May 20-21, and also celebrate the kick-off to National Safe Boating Week with several activities.

    In addition to free, in-store activities, all active military and veterans, law-enforcement, firefighters and emergency services personnel will be offered increased discounts on in-store purchases during the event. For Safe Boating Week, which runs May 20-26, Cabela’s will be one of hundreds of sites around the country and world-wide to see how many life jackets can worn on the same day in a world record attempt to bring awareness to safe boating by reminding folks to always wear a life jacket while on the water. That event takes place about 9:30am on Saturday in front of the store with members of the National Safe Boating Council, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Nevada Department of Wildlife boating safety wardens and Cabela’s outfitters in attendance.

    “We owe a debt of gratitude to the extraordinary men and women who serve our country and communities,” said Jamie Klund, Retail Marketing Manager at the Reno store. “Our Hometown Heroes event is a way to show our appreciation for their dedication to helping others.”

    Cabela’s currently offers its everyday Legendary Salute discount of 5 percent to active military and veterans. As a way of celebrating Memorial Day and saying “thank you” to those who serve, the company will offer an increased discount on in-store purchases throughout the Hometown Heroes event.

    All active military and veterans, law-enforcement, firefighters and emergency services personnel will receive a discount of 5 percent on any in-stock firearms and ammo and a 10-percent discount on other in-stock products, including sale and clearance items. A valid military ID, badge or other proof of eligibility must be presented at the time of purchase to receive the discount. Some restrictions apply.

    Cabela’s Hometown Heroes offer is valid on in-stock retail merchandise at Cabela’s U.S. locations only and cannot be used toward the purchase of boats, gas-powered motors, ATVs/UTVs, tractors or tractor attachments, gift certificates, gift cards, licenses or services. Cabela’s reserves the right to exclude certain products from this promotion. Offer cannot be used on prior purchases or in combination with any other rebate, promotion or previous offer. Not valid for catalog or Internet purchases.

    Free, in-store activities hosted by Cabela’s throughout the Hometown Heroes event will include:

    • Ready, Set, Wear-It world record attempt, 9:30am Saturday front of store (part of international event)
    • Hometown Heroes Vehicle Showcase (Front of store beginning at10:00am)
    • Free life jacket fittings, 10:00am-3:00pm both days
    • Free vessel checks and sign-up for safe boating class by USCGA,10:00am-3:00pm both days
    • Beginning Fly Fishing, 10:00am-12:00pm Saturday, Conference Room 1 (must call 829-4100 and ask for fly shop to register since space is limited)
    • Sonar Basics, 11:00am in marine both days
    • Fishing Vests and Shirts, 1:00pm in men’s clothing both days

    Guest appearances (approx. 10:00am-3:00pm as their schedules allow) will include:

    • National Safe Boating Council, in marine department
    • Nevada Department of Wildlife, outside front
    • On Point Gun Dogs, in dogs section
    • Sparks SWAT, at African Diorama
    • University of Nevada Police, at African Diorama
    • U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, in marine department
    • V.A. Mobile Unit, outside front
    • Washoe County Search and Rescue, outside front

    For more information about Cabela’s Hometown Heroes Celebration and events, visit www.cabelas.com/reno.

    Free summer outdoor skills program at Cabela’s, for ages 6-12, 2:00-3:30pm on Tuesdays, June 13 to August 1 (7-weeks)

    Cabela’s will host a new program for kids ages 6 through 12 to teach them basic outdoor skills in a 90-minute format covering seven different topics over eight weeks this summer. This free program will teach a new skill each Tuesday from 2:00 to 3:30pm and meet in our conference rooms past the deli, from June 13 through Aug. 1 with no program scheduled on Tuesday, July 4. A parent or guardian should be with the child or children for the entire program and RSVP’s are suggested by emailingjames.klund@cabelas.com

    Topics are: camping basics (June 13), intro to hiking (June 20), fishing basics (June 27), wildlife identification (July 11), beginning archery (July 18), camp cooking (July 25) and calls of the wild (August 1).

    Brief Synopsis of Classes:

    --Camping basics June 13 – show and explain basic equipment like tent, sleeping bag, pad, lantern, camp stove, cooking kit – have them set up the tent; then put away and pack; roll out a sleeping bag and then roll back up and place in the stuff sack.

                   

    --Intro to hiking June 20 – what equipment is needed; area trails and have maps from WC parks website; take a short hike near the Cabela’s property.

                   

    --Fishing basics June 27 – show spinning and bait casting rods, learn to tie knots, show some different artificial lures, practice casting with our backyard bass “fish”; show how to tie a fly, then let them tie one using materials and medium to large safety pins they can take home.

    --Wildlife identification July 11 – start by coloring some animals in conference room past deli; then go to conservation mountain and identify animals; then go to aquarium to identify various fish.

                   

    --Beginning archery July 18 – safety overview and identification of the various parts of the bow, bow accessories. Give one-on-one instruction at range, then practice. Have inflatable range setup too for overflow or additional practice.

    --Camp cooking July 25 – show how to make a basic meal in a Dutch oven (cast iron covered pot or skillet); while food is cooking talk about meal ideas for camping; what accessories would they need (flipper, tongs, large fork, mitt, etc.). Taste the food made earlier in the Dutch oven – fruit cobbler. YUM!

    --Calls of the wild August 1 – show some various calls and how to call; talk about different kinds of waterfowl and show pictures and have various decoy samples; demonstrate elk calls.

    Contact Jamie Klund at 829-4128 or james.klund@cabelas.com with questions. Thanks for helping to promote this youth outdoor skills program.


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