TV hunting personality Steven Rinella appearing at Wednesday’s Tacoma Bass Pro Shops opening

Steven Rinella, host of "MeatEater" on the Sportsman Channel, will participate in the grand opening of Tacoma’s Bass Pro Shops on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m.

Rinella is participating in the celebrations’ "Evening of Conservation," which aims to raise money for local conservation efforts. According to a statement released by Bass Pro Shops half of the money spent during the "Evening for Conservation" will be donated to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Youth Outdoor Initiatives Programs and Wonders of Wildlife and the American National Fish and Wildlife Museum.

The new Bass Pro Shops is located at 7905 S. Hosmer Street, Tacoma. The ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.