A long-term partner of the NWTF, Chevrolet received the award during the NWTF's 35th annual National Convention and Sport Show, which took place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.
"Chevrolet is honored to receive this award," said Kevin Messmer, Chevrolet's field manager for the Southeast region. "We appreciate the opportunity to work with NWTF and demonstrate our commitment to conservation and the men, women and children who enjoy the outdoors. We are looking forward to a successful 2011, our seventh consecutive year with the NWTF."
Chevrolet is the official vehicle of the NWTF, the leader in upland habitat conservation. A subsidiary of General Motors, Chevrolet partners with the NWTF in various ways to further the NWTF's mission of conserving wild turkeys and preserving our hunting heritage. The partnership makes the Chevrolet brand more accessible to millions of Americans.
"We are proud of our relationship with Chevrolet," said Mike Cleary, NWTF's senior vice president of marketing and field operations. "Chevy's commitment to improving our environment and conserving our natural resources makes them a natural fit for the NWTF. Congratulations to Chevrolet for earning this prestigious award."
Chevrolet first partnered with NWTF in 2005 and has since provided hundreds of thousands of dollars for conservation. Thousands of NWTF members have test-driven Chevrolet vehicles at the NWTF's National Convention and Sport Show. The Chevy Ride and Drive is a favorite at the show, and is just one way NWTF members learn more about Chevrolet products. Additionally, thousands of members have visited Chevy showrooms to test drive and purchase vehicles.