Les Schwab Sponsors ‘RMEF Ready Your Elk Rig Tire Drawing’

MISSOULA, Mont.— Les Schwab Tire Centers will donate more than $151,000 worth of new tires to assist the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to generate significant conservation fundraising dollars for its mission.

“We greatly appreciate Les Schwab Tire Centers for both their generosity and long-standing support of elk, elk country, hunting and the RMEF,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of Marketing. “They have stood by our side for nearly two decades and this latest action will accelerate our ability to do even more measurable conservation work.”

Headquartered in Bend, Oregon, with more than 480 locations across the West, Les Schwab has helped RMEF raise more than $2.8 million and conserve or enhance more than 17,200 acres of elk habitat.

Tabbed the ‘RMEF Ready Your Elk Rig Tire Drawing,’ 126 different RMEF chapters across California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming will each receive one set of four (4) Mazama Open Range™ A/T tires (up to $1,200 maximum retail value) for a raffle/drawing.

“We are a family-owned organization with more than 67 years of history in the West and we understand the importance of conserving both our natural spaces and our heritage,” said Greg L’Hommedieu, vice president, Store Sales & Operations. “We value the work RMEF does to encourage environmental stewardship and conservation in our community and are proud to provide this donation to support its mission.”

Each raffle/drawing winner will be able to size the tires to his or her specific car, SUV or pickup. (Additional details and drawing/raffle regulations will be available from the select 126 RMEF chapters.)

About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

Founded 35 years ago, fueled by hunters and a membership of nearly 235,000 strong, RMEF has conserved more than 7.6 million acres for elk and other wildlife. RMEF also works to open and improve public access, fund and advocate for science-based resource management, and ensure the future of America’s hunting heritage. Discover why “Hunting Is Conservation™” at rmef.orgelknetwork.com or 800-CALL ELK.