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Eddie Bridges, Conservationist and Fundraiser, Dies

By Eddie Wooten, Greensboro News and Record, 06/03/21, 8:45AM EDT


Eddie Bridges dedicated his life to the outdoors....

Eddie Bridges dedicated his life to the outdoors, wildlife and land conservation. He helped raise millions of dollars for those causes and for his university, Elon.

But that work was about the people, too. “It’s about the thousands of people who are members of my foundation and other interested folk who have embraced my cause,” Bridges told the News & Record’s Jeff Mills in 2019. “It’s about the 1 million men, women and children who hunt and fish in North Carolina, people who have generated $2.3 billion a year for our state’s economy. No other sport has done that.”

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