Sportsman Channel Honors the American Worker with a Marathon of “Brotherhood Outdoors” Airing Labor Day WeekendAugust 30, 2017
Brotherhood Outdoors Labor Day “A Salute to the American Worker” Marathon
Airs Saturday, September 2 from 5–8 p.m. ET
DENVER (August 30, 2017) – Sportsman Channel and the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) are joining efforts to show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the American worker during Sportsman Channel’s Brotherhood Outdoors Labor Day Marathon on Saturday, September 2 from 5–8 p.m. ET.
The annual marathon, now in its seventh year, will showcase six consecutive episodes chronicling the stories of select Union members as they share their personal histories and experiences before embarking on the hunt of a lifetime. From an Arizona firefighter hunting whitetail buck, to a business manager and mentor on a turkey hunt in Michigan, these resilient and tireless men and women share a passion for outdoor adventures.
“The outdoor lifestyle embraces a strong sense of family and traditions, integral in the American way,” said Mitch Petrie, Vice President of Programming for Outdoor Sportsman Group. “The Brotherhood Outdoors marathon on Sportsman Channel allows us to share inspiring stories of the many hard-working Americans brought together through hunting and fishing.”
Produced by the award-winning production studio Rusted Rooster, Brotherhood Outdoors features a new, innovative format: no formal host. Each episode provides authentic commentary from the ones who have lived it, giving a glimpse into the guests’ family and work lives.
The following is the marathon schedule for September 2 programming (all times listed ET):
5:00 p.m. Jon Scaife: Fireman
The marathon kicks off with Arizona firefighter Jon Scaife as he shares his history as a union member and fireman before traveling to Kentucky to take a shot at a whitetail buck … and a sip of homegrown bourbon.
5:30 p.m. Dale Cullum: Insulator
Dale Cullum shares his role as business manager for his local in South Carolina as well as a mentor and member of the National Wild Turkey Federation. He puts his hunting and mentorship experience into practice as he guides a lucky youth hunter on a Michigan turkey hunt.
6:00 p.m. Scott Kirchoff: Troubleshooter
Scott Kirchoff provides a glimpse into his responsibilities as a utilities troubleshooter in Wisconsin and his passion for teaching new hunting courses. When he travels to Ohio to hunt whitetail, he puts his own lessons in action.
6:30 p.m. Jason Koger: Motivational Speaker
Jason Koger shares how a life-changing accident impacted his future as the world’s only bilateral arm amputee using dual prosthesis. He describes his history with the union and how he hopes to inspire others. When he heads to Texas to hunt wild hogs, Jason also embraces the sounds of the Lonestar State.
7:00 p.m. Travis Simmons: Operating Engineer
A dedicated operating engineer in Florida, Travis Simmons has been an avid outdoorsman since childhood. He shares his excitement when he embarks on a memorable fly-fishing trip that Mother Nature does her best to spoil.
7:30 p.m. Ronnie Carver: Auto Worker
Ronnie Carver shares his history as a proud member of his local auto workers union. He shares his passion for forestry as he takes viewers on a tour of his certified forest. Then he fulfills a family dream when he heads to Canada to for a once-in-a-lifetime bear hunt.
About the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance: The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) is a union-dedicated, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose members hunt, fish, shoot and volunteer their skills for conservation. The USA is uniting the union community through conservation to preserve North America’s outdoor heritage. For more information, visit www.unionsportsmen.org or connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD is a television and digital media company fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans. A division of Outdoor Sportsman Group, Sportsman Channel delivers entertaining and informative programming that showcases outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and illustrates it through unique and authentic storytelling. Sportsman Channel embraces the attitude of “Red, Wild & Blue America” – where the American Spirit and Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. #MyOutdoorTV