ICF Outdoor Hall of Fame Gala

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 6:30PM

The ICF Outdoor Hall of Fame Gala is Illinois’ premier fundraising event for outdoor education, recreation and wildlife conservation. Proceeds benefit the many programs of the Illinois Conservation Foundation, which since 1995 has raised and given away more than $41 million in collaboration with the IDNR, among other public and private partners.

This year, the ICF will be honoring Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame recipients Diane and Doug Oberhelman, Michael Conlin, Jim Smith, and Bob Wilkins.  We are excited to have Johnny Morris, founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops as our keynote speaker!

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Keynote Speaker, Johnny Morris

Noted conservationist and founder/CEO Bass Pro Shops

Johnny Morris, founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops, got his start in 1972 by selling fishing tackle out of the back of his father's store. Since then, Johnny has earned a reputation as one of the most visionary and influential retailers of the last 50 years. Today, he is known as a retail and travel destination pioneer with a passion for connecting people to nature. Bass Pro Shops now has 200 retail stores and marine centers across North America that welcome more than 200 million visitors annually. Johnny also revolutionized the marine industry with TRACKER, America’s best-selling fishing boats and ATVs, and offers genuine Ozarks hospitality at Big Cedar Lodge, a premier wilderness resort that Travel + Leisure has named “Best Resort in the Midwest” for the three consecutive years. A leading conservationist nationally, in 2019 The National Audubon Society awarded Johnny with its prestigious Audubon Medal for his lifelong efforts to protect wildlife habitat and connect more people to the great outdoors.

Download Johnny’s full bio at: www.basspro.com/johnnymorris.