Before describing the details on this next hunt opportunity, a HUGE Thank You to those who participated in our last charity hunt to benefit the Whited family. $2500 was raised to assist with medical bills and the family is eternally grateful.
Our next charity hunt will be a 4-gun fully guided waterfowl hunt with Karl Mecklenburg (4-hunters + Guide + Mr Mecklenburg) to benefit Colorado Youth Outdoors (CYO). As a former board member of CYO, Mr Mecklenburg shares in their mission of building relationships with our environment, one another and the fish and game we hope to harvest through traditional outdoor recreation.
The funds raised through this auction will go to support of CYO’s Advanced Outdoor curriculum directly as well as scholarships for those who may not be able to afford the classes. Once a pair (parent/youth) attend the Core Curriculum, which consists of a minimum 12-15 week semester, they have the opportunity to further enhance their new found interest. They can sign up for classes such as advanced archery, wing shooting, marksmanship, and fly and spin fishing. These classes bridge the introductory lessons of the semester class into curriculums that truly prepare the pair for their future ventures. Of course, this comes at a cost. Equipment costs, consumables, travel expenses, insurance and staff time equate to having to charge a fee that many times is not equitable for those who are up against financial pains. CYO pulls from their general funds to support the advanced classes however the general fund is also for scholarships of the Core class. On average, for every $50.00 CYO brings in, they are able to fully scholarship a participant in the class of choice.
To learn more about CYO, visit https://www.coloradoyo.org/
The auction will take place on this blog post so simply reply below. As CYO is a 501(c)3 organization, your donation will be 100% tax deductible. This hunt would regularly be $900 but we’ll begin the bidding at $500.