Sunday, March 8, 2009

Bass Pro Shops founder supports Childress Institute

Johnny Morris, founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops, is supporting the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma. Wake Forrest Baptist Medical Center announced a $1 million commitment from Morris.

The Childress Institute’s mission is to significantly improve survival rates of children nationwide who suffer serious injuries and reduce the lifelong impact of traumatic injuries in children. Richard Childress and his family have provided $5 million to the Medical Center to initiate the project. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the Childress family are working with corporations and individuals to raise awareness and an additional $20 million to establish the Institute’s endowment fund.

Bass Pro is the main sponsor for the #1 Chevrolet driven by Martin Truex, Jr in the Sprint Cup Series.

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