ROCHESTER, NEW YORK – December 19, 2016 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation is excited to have been chosen to receive support from Mossy Oak’s newest initiative - Sportsmen Organized for Law Enforcement. The goal of Sportsmen Organized for Law Enforcement (S.O.L.E.) is to raise awareness and funds that will be divided equally among three existing 501(c)(3) organizations that already know where help is needed. Those organizations are Below 100, Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) and the Spirit of Blue Foundation. S.O.L.E. will harness the respect for law enforcement and generosity of the outdoor sports community, along with manufacturers in the industry who create the products and services that sportsmen utilize in their sport.
"No group of people is more giving or grateful for those that serve for our safety than outdoors men and women. The outdoors industry has always stepped up to lead the charge in conservation and will no doubt get involved to help the great people of law enforcement and let them know that we support them and appreciate what they do every day," said Toxey Haas, founder and CEO of Mossy Oak. "In the coming weeks and months, Haas Outdoors will put the marketing experience of Mossy Oak behind this effort. We hope to make S.O.L.E. as well known in the outdoors arena as possible. I predict the response from these great people and companies will be swift and generous."
“We were overwhelmed when Mossy Oak first approached us with this opportunity” explained Ryan T. Smith, Executive Director of the Spirit of Blue Foundation. “It is tremendous to have an industry partner of this size take such a bold and meaningful stance on the protection of law enforcement officers and care for the families who have experienced a loss. This is the type of industry leadership that the law enforcement community needs to help overcome the challenges they have been faced with.”
For more information on Sportsmen Organized for Law Enforcement and the charities to be benefitted, go to SOLEAmerica.org. Donations for S.O.L.E. are made through CREATE Foundation, a 501(c)(3) community foundation established to aid in the collection of charitable funds. For donation options go to SOLEAmerica.org/Donate
About Mossy Oak
Haas Outdoors Inc. is headquartered in West Point, Miss., was established in 1986 and is home of Mossy Oak. Celebrating 30 years in 2016, Mossy Oak is a leading outdoors lifestyle brand that specializes in developing and marketing modern camouflage designs for hunters and outdoors enthusiasts. The Mossy Oak Brand and patterns can be found on a multitude of products worldwide. Haas Outdoors Inc. is the parent company of Mossy Oak, BioLogic, Mossy Oak Productions, MOOSE Media, Nativ Nurseries, Nativ Living, GameKeepers, GameKeepers Kennels and Mossy Oak Properties.