Governor Strickland to join festivities at 13th Annual “Save Our Heritage” Rally

Ohio Governor Ted Strickland will make a special appearance at the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation's (USSAF) 13th Annual "Save Our Heritage" Rally, sponsored by Gander Mountain. The rally will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2009 at the Aladdin Shrine Temple in Columbus, Ohio. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. In addition to Governor Strickland, special guests for the Rally include Ray Scott, the founder of Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.) and U.S. Senate candidate Rob Portman.

"Governor Strickland has long been a friend to sportsmen," said USSAF President and CEO Bud Pidgeon. "We're extremely pleased that the Governor will be joining Mr. Scott and Mr. Portman to help Ohio sportsmen and women celebrate and defend their outdoor heritage."

Additionally, everyone in attendance will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for 20 acres of their very own hunting paradise!

Tickets are still available, but seating is limited so make your reservations today!

To ensure your seat click here to buy tickets online or call the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation at 614-888-4868 to purchase tickets over the phone. Don't delay, call today!

Other Rally highlights include huge live & silent auctions, including numerous trips such as an African safari, Maine Bear hunt, a Colorado Elk hunt, Alaskan fishing trip, multiple Canadian fishing trips and much, much more. Dozens of guns and bows will also be raffled as well as a "ton" of other great prizes thanks to our raffle sponsor - Toyota Direct.

For a current list of live auction items, please click here. Please note that this list is not final and additional items may be included.

The Grand Prize land give-a-way is made possible through the generous contribution of B & N Coal Co., Dexter City, Ohio. This family owned conservation minded company has donated hundreds of acres of land to the USSA which has generated millions of dollars to help protect and preserve our outdoor heritage. B & N Coal has also opened over 9,000 acres of land to public hunting, such as the Ales Run Wildlife Area in Noble County.

The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation protects and defends America's wildlife conservation programs and the pursuits – hunting, fishing and trapping – that generate the money to pay for them. The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation is responsible for public education, legal defense and research. Its mission is accomplished through several distinct programs coordinated to provide the most complete defense capability possible. For more information about the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation and its work, call (614) 888-4868 or visit its website,

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