Former Colorado Rockies All-Star Todd Helton joined Sportsman Channel executive chef Scott Leysath in Denver to help serve those in need during a recent Hunt.Fish.Feed event in the "Mile High City." The Outdoor Sportsman Group will serve "Thanksgiving in May" to 700 less fortunate Chicagoans on Monday, May 4 at the Pacific Garden Mission. The turkey for the feast is being provided by the National Wild Turkey Federation – Midwest Chapter.
NEW BERLIN, Wis. – Outdoor Sportsman Group's Networks division (Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network) is teaming up again with multichannel video programming distributors (MVPD) – Comcast, Suddenlink, Mid-Continent and other cable operators, as well as the organizers of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association's (NCTA) Internet & Television Expo (INTX) – to host its first Hunt.Fish.Feed. event of the year in Chicago. Volunteers from INTX, the three networks, NCTA COO Dane Snowden, as well as MVPDs, will be on hand to lend support, help prepare and serve a special "Thanksgiving in May" lunch at Pacific Garden Mission on Monday, May 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Local sportsmen and women, through the National Wild Turkey Federation, donated the turkey for the meal. The May 4 event, which Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has officially proclaimed Hunt.Fish.Feed Day in the City of Chicago, will serve more than 700 needy Chicagoans. Throughout its seven-year history, the Hunt.Fish.Feed. program has served more than 25,000 meals to less fortunate members of society in more than 40 cities.
"As we start a new year of our Hunt.Fish.Feed. program, it is only fitting that we celebrate with a 'Thanksgiving Day' meal that includes our great partners at Comcast, Suddenlink, Mid-Continent and NCTA/INTX," said Steve Smith, executive vice president of affiliate sales and marketing, Outdoor Sportsman Group. "The Hunt.Fish.Feed. program continues to be a tent-pole event in our endeavors and we are very proud that our partners are teaming with us to help call attention to the problem of hunger in the United States."
"It is especially important to recognize the hunger issue in months not ordinarily associated with the tradition of Thanksgiving," said Pastor Phil Kwiatkowski, president of Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago. "It is gratifying to know the Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks – Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network – have chosen to celebrate Thanksgiving with us in May."
Monday, May 4
Pacific Garden Mission
1458 S. Canal Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Serve Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
- Serving more than 700 men, women and children the Thanksgiving-themed meal of herb roasted turkey* with cranberry and apple stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, salad and dessert.
- Volunteers from cable operators Comcast, Suddenlink, Mid-Continent, as well as NCTA/INTX, will be on hand to help serve the meal.
Since 2007, Hunt.Fish.Feed. has visited more than 40 cities across the country in an effort to raise awareness about hunger in America and find a solution with dedicated sportsmen and women actively participating to end this problem. Hunt.Fish.Feed. has targeted some of the highest homeless populations in America, including: New York City, Los Angeles, Detroit, Denver, Orange County, Las Vegas, Houston and Washington, D.C.
Invited Guests include: National, State and Local dignitaries have been invited, as well as NCTA COO Dane Snowden and Scott Leysath, host of "The Sporting Chef" on Sportsman Channel.
Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks can be found on the following providers in the Chicago area: Outdoor Channel on Channel 330 (HD) on Xfinity, Channel 396 (SD) on DISH Network and Channel 606 (SD) on DIRECTV; Sportsman Channel is found on Channel 252 (HD) on Xfinity, Channel 395 (HD) on DISH Network and Channel 605 (SD) on DIRECTV; and World Fishing Network is found on Channel 426 (SD) on Xfinity and Channel 394 (SD) on DISH Network.
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About Outdoor Sportsman Group
Outdoor Sportsman Group is a division of KSE Media Ventures, LLC, a subsidiary of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) and the corporate management entity for KSE's outdoor-related multichannel network, publishing and digital media assets. The Group is comprised of Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and a 50 percent interest in World Fishing Network; 15 market leading outdoor magazines, such as Guns & Ammo, Petersen's Bowhunting and Florida Sportsman; and 17 top websites, including BassFan.com. The division also includes KSE's television production operations, including Winnercomm.
About Outdoor Channel
Outdoor Channel has been taking viewers across America and around the world on unparalleled adventures since 1993. Dedicated to the outdoor lifestyle and conservation, the independent cable network is a division of Outdoor Sportsman Group and provides a complete spectrum of riveting hunting, fishing, shooting and adventure entertainment. Outdoor Channel is received by nearly 40 million U.S. households – the largest outdoor TV footprint in the country – and is available in more than 50 countries internationally. Outdoor Channel can be viewed in HD and is accessible by broadband and mobile platforms. For program times and other information, visit www.outdoorchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, and download our iPhone and iPad app. #WhatGetsYouOutdoors
About Sportsman Channel
Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD is a television and digital media company fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans. A division of Outdoor Sportsman Group, Sportsman Channel delivers entertaining and informative programming that showcases outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and illustrates it through unique and authentic storytelling. Sportsman Channel embraces the attitude of "Red, Wild & Blue America" – where the American Spirit and Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 34 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
About World Fishing Network
World Fishing Network is North America's only television network, online and mobile platform dedicated exclusively to fishing and outdoor enthusiasts with programming that covers instruction, tips, tournaments, travel, food, boating, outdoor lifestyle and more. World Fishing Network's programming lineup includes a selection of the best international series and the most diverse species coverage of any TV channel. Featuring popular programs hosted by some of the top anglers from North America and across the globe, World Fishing Network offers a variety of exclusive lifestyle shows that appeal to a broad and diverse audience. Anchored by one of the top fishing websites, WorldFishingNetwork.com, the network's multimedia platforms also include mobile portals for iPhone, iPad and Android, enabling anglers to stay connected wherever they go. World Fishing Network and World Fishing Network HD are available to more than 58 million cable, satellite and telecommunications households throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.
*Turkey donated by the National Wild Turkey Federation – Midwest Chapter