YETI and NRA Foundation - Some Truth, Some Disputed Claims


This E-Mail is copied form another source, but is important for all of us. There is considerable dispute about the accuracy of the e-mail, with Yeti claiming that they did not single out NRA for elimination, but that it was part of a broader change. They also claim they are offering a newer program to organizations including the NRA. The NRA disputes this. I have read both sides of this and I tend to support the NRA's position on this. Check out both sides and make your own decision.

ALERT: YETI Drops NRA Foundation

DATE: April 20, 2018
TO: USF & NRA Member and Friends
FROM: Marion P. Hammer
USF Executive Director
NRA Past President

For years YETI Coolers have been a hot item for sportsmen at the Friends of NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction events around the country.

These Foundation events raise money to support youth programs and educational programs nationwide. The youth of America who benefit from these programs are the future hunters, hikers, fishermen/women, bikers, campers, wildlife photographers, mountain climbers, sportsmen/women and conservationists who will protect our natural resources and recreational lands.

Suddenly, without prior notice, YETI has declined to do business with The NRA Foundation saying they no longer wish to be an NRA vendor, and refused to say why. They will only say they will no longer sell products to The NRA Foundation. That certainly isn't sportsmanlike. In fact, YETI should be ashamed. They have declined to continue helping America's young people enjoy outdoor recreational activities. These activities enable them to appreciate America and enjoy our natural resources with wholesome and healthy
outdoor recreational and educational programs.

The NRA Foundation is 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization.

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I never spent my money on Yeti's offerings until I was given a Yeti tumbler. It's nice, and I'm going to use it since it was a gift.