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Sports South, L.L.C. Becomes CSF Diamond Level Sponsor

April 2, 2013 (Washington, DC) - The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) is proud to announce the recent partnership with Sports South, L.L.C., an established and celebrated leader in the sportsmen's industry. With a contribution of $100,000, Sports South, the country's oldest and largest single-source distributor of firearms and ammunition, has been recognized as a Diamond Level Sponsor of CSF. Their donation to CSF is an example of the company's lasting dedication to the sportsmen's heritage in America.


Based in Shreveport, Louisiana, Sports South's business began in 1841. Today, fourth and fifth generation Dickson members - Skipper, Mark and Paul - work on a day-to-day basis to advance a tradition that spans more than a century. In addition to the operation of Sports South, the family is also responsible for the operation of Morris & Dickson Company, a wholesale pharmaceutical distributor.  


"Just like freedom, our American heritage of hunting and shooting doesn't automatically pass to the next generation. We must fight to insure that our children will inherit these wonderful traditions. Sports South counts the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation as one of the best champions of this struggle. We are proud to support their efforts and hope others will join us," said Skipper Dickson, CEO and Chairman of Sports South.


Support from companies and organizations like Sports South allows CSF to successfully be the sportsmen's voice in the halls of government and continue an overall mission of protecting and advancing hunting, recreational fishing and shooting and trapping.  


Jeff Crane, President of CSF voiced his thanks for Sports South's donation. "CSF truly appreciates this incredible partnership with Sports South. For more than a century, Sports South has been a proven leader in the sporting goods industry and we are delighted to work closely with Skipper and the rest of the staff to continue to protect the traditions we love."  


Mark DeYoung, President and CEO of ATK and Vice-Chair of the CSF Board of Directors acknowledged Sports South's significant partnership with CSF. "The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation appreciates the generous donation provided by Sports South. CSF is dedicated to wildlife conservation and supporting this country's hunting and fishing heritage. Support from companies like Sports South helps us fulfill our mission of working proactively with Members of Congress, Governors and state legislators to ensure the interests of sportsmen and women across the country are represented."


Since 1989 CSF has maintained a singleness of purpose that has guided the organization to become the most respected and trusted sportsmen's organization in the political arena. CSF's mission is to work with Congress, Governors, and state legislatures to protect and advance hunting, recreational fishing and shooting and trapping. The unique and collective force of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC), the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) and the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC), working closely with CSF, and with the support of major hunting, recreational fishing and shooting, and trapping organizations like Sports South, serves as an unprecedented network of pro-sportsmen elected officials that advance the agenda of America's hunters and anglers.