February 10, 2022 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – This morning, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s (CSF) President and CEO Jeff Crane participated in the ringing of the opening bell by Black Rifle Coffee Company (BRCC) at the New Year Stock Exchange, an event marking the occasion of BRCC’s debut on the exchange. At the event, CSF was honored to receive a Mission Partner donation from BRCC. For the past year, BRCC Founder and CEO Evan Hafer has served as a member on the CSF Board of Directors. As an avid outdoorsman, veteran, and business leader, Mr. Hafer has lent his expertise to CSF in several areas.
Speaking to BRCC’s FreeRange American in 2021, Mr. Hafer said he was motivated to join CSF’s Board of Directors by the goal to bring a veteran’s perspective, “I want to help activate the veterans’ community around giving back to our country, to wildlife, and wild places. Hunting and fishing can provide a new mission to veterans, and it’s worth protecting.”
For more than 30 years, CSF has been working with Congress, governors, and state legislature to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting, and trapping. In 2021, CSF was able to achieve several key conservation victories across the country, including securing over $40 billion in conservation funding via the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the repeal of antiquated Sunday Hunting laws, and increasing access to public lands and water that support hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting through the Great American Outdoors Act. Through its presence on Capitol Hill and its expert State Policy Team, CSF tracks an average of 5,000 conservation related bills per year and over the past three years has successful advocated for the passage of over 700 pro-sportsmen’s bills.
“CSF is grateful to Mr. Hafer and the team at Black Rifle Coffee,” said CSF President and CEO Jeff Crane. “It has been a pleasure watching BRCC grow over the past few years, and we are thrilled to continue our partnership with a business that reflects and embraces the values of the sportsmen’s community. BRCC is a mission driven company, and we are excited to see how this listing will help them further their work for our country.”
Over the past eight years BRCC has grown from a one-pound roaster in Mr. Hafer’s garage to a national brand with a dedicated following and countrywide distribution. At the core of the BRCC mission is the dedication to support veterans, first responders, and the conservation community. To this end, BRCC has established the BRCC fund, which focuses on helping people connect with nature through bridging the gap between the outdoors and the modern world.
Following the bell ringing ceremony, BRCC emphasized their commitment to the sportsmen’s community by presenting CSF with a donation for $50,000. “Thank you for this opportunity to join you on this historic day. We are very honored to be part of your family and we appreciate your support. As a board member, Evan shares our passion for the great outdoors,” said CSF President and CEO Jeff Crane. “The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation works everyday in the halls of government to protect and promote hunting, fishing, and the outdoor lifestyle. This support will help us preserve our outdoor traditions for generations to come.”