I’ve never been much on television commercials; I routinely ignore them, and the most annoying I mute. Such is the case with Larry Potterfield’s ads for Midway USA. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m a satisfied Midway customer and will no doubt continue to be, but it’s just that Mr. Potterfield’s ads are, well, annoying. He’s a nice fellow (I’ve met him), but I can’t stand his commercials.
Regardless of what I think about his television performances, though, it’s worth celebrating the fact that he is among the most generous figures in the shooting industry. He, his wife, and his companies have donated huge sums to the shooting world over the last few years. The latest is a $1 million grant to the National Wild Turkey Federation for a new youth shooting sports program they have planned.
A million dollars. That’s a lot of scratch by anyone’s standards, and it’s not the first gift he and his wife have given out – to all kinds of shooting activities and organizations. Ol’ Larry may not make the best pitchman in the world, but he’s doing right by the shooting fraternity. He is our version of Bill Gates.
Good on you, Larry.
-=[ Grant ]=-