Mar 26, 2011/Riverton, Wyoming/ – Global Sporting Safaris, Inc. (GSS) is pleased to announce that the Riverton, WY, Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Big Game banquet raised over $3,500 for wildlife and habitat conservation through our hunting trip donation program. Their annual dinner event was held at the Wyoming Army National Guard Armory in Cody, Wyoming on March 26, 2011. A group of dedicated volunteers and co-chairs, Jim and Phyllis Penzien, put together an outstanding event. Jill Tonn, RMEF Wyoming Regional Director, assisted the committee in preparation as well as the evening’s events.
Global Sporting Safaris’ Katie Luthy of Sheridan, donated a big game Argentina hunting safari for four hunters. During the live auction GSS gave this RMEF chapter the opportunity to double the funds raised by offering a second safari to the second bidder. When given the opportunity to purchase the second hunt at the same auction price the second bidder eagerly accepted.
“These volunteers have truly shown their dedication to wildlife conservation. They worked tirelessly to put on this annual event, and it paid off with a very successful banquet. When I contacted one of the auction winners I was reminded how much of a positive impact this program has not only for the non-profit but also the hunters who purchase these donation safaris. These folks were very appreciative of this opportunity to hunt in Argentina and support the RMEF. I do my very best to make it to all the events. Unfortunately, a snow storm kept me from making it to Riverton. This is why I usually pack a dog sled and huskies,”laughs Katie Luthy, Global Sporting Safaris consultant.
Global Sporting Safaris has already helped raise over $46,450 for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in recent years. Hunt donations, though limited, are still available for other RMEF chapters across the nation.
“We have put together three high quality hunting donations that allows Global Sporting Safaris (GSS) to give back to the ‘not for profit’ organizations that help to promote our industry and our passion,” says Rick Kennerknecht, CEO of Global Sporting Safaris.
Global Sporting Safaris (GSS) makes theses donations available to 501c3, 501c4 or 501c6 organizations and there are a limited number of hunting trips available each year. The outfitters in this fundraising program offer 5-Star accommodations, excellent hunting areas, professional staff, exquisite local cuisine and trophy quality animals. We have personally visited each outfitter to assure quality and a positive experience for our clients. Details can be found at www.gssafaris.com/fundraising
At the conclusion of the fundraising event, a GSS hunting consultant will be assigned to each auction winner. Our consultants will work with each winner to ensure that everything goes smoothly both before and after the hunt.
Global Sporting Safaris, Inc.
Casper, Wyoming 82604