Warrior Hunts Golf Tournament, Wine Tasting and Auction Set for The Memorial @ Frenchman’s Bend
Warrior Hunts is a locally managed non-profit that organizes hunting/fishing weekends as a way to get combat veterans outdoors. “The outdoors experience has proven time and again as one of the best ways to get these heroes out of the house and help begin the healing process.” Said Lt General Donny Wurster, USAF Retired. Warrior Hunts seeks to provide a stress free weekend for our American heroes and if you’re a witness to it, the “Thank You” given to them provides a lasting impression of our State, Nation and Families in Northeast Louisiana.
Activities are set to kick off at 6:oopm on Thursday May 21st at Frenchman’s Bend with a sponsor appreciation event. The event will include a wine tasting as well as a live auction and a silent auction, which will also start Thursday and carry on through the weekend. Auction items to include:
- 105mm artillery shells from the Special Operations’ AC-130 Gunship
- Custom Warrior Hunts themed fire pit from Porter Iron Works
- In Home Chef Experience(s) with Chef Pat Nolan
- Golf Getaway to Kingwood Texas (Tin Cup movie location)
- Autographed Boxing Gloves from boxing legend George Foreman, Sports Memorabilia from local athletes
- Hunting Trips and more…
In addition, ULM’s Coach Berry is scheduled to speak prior to a flag ceremony Equipment items sought by Warrior Hunts, including deer stands, and Hunting gear will be on display to show donors how their funds are being spent.
Friday night is “RED Friday”. RED is for: Remember Everyone Deployed. In honor of those in harm’s way, wear some red, or even better. Show your support for Warrior Hunts and Pickup a RED Warrior Hunts T-shirt at T.P. Outdoors.
Flag retirement ceremonies have become a tradition at many Warrior Hunts events. In an era where some in our society are prompting the practice of disgracing the flag, this special time at Warrior Hunts events is set-aside for warriors and friends to retire Old Glory with honor and dignity. A flag lighting ceremony with a new flag will follow the flag retirement and JPS Equipment will fly a large US flag high above Frenchman’s Bend from Thursday through Sunday.
On Saturday and Sunday, it’s golf, golf and more golf. Warrior Hunts will present players with mementos on #1 Tee Box while Local vendors/volunteers feed players on holes 4 and 14, with another “feed bag” location being planned now. Retired USAF Master Sargent John Nolan, Jr., the Director of Warrior hunts said, “Warrior Hunts Alumni and Families will be on hand along with teammates associated with our three year old mission of putting our Nation’s Heroes into Nature. Almost 200 Warriors have participated in Warrior Hunts events so far. We are on track to serve 100 for this year alone. We’re making a difference right here, right now, with the right people”
The Memorial Golf Tournament at Frenchman’s bend is presented by Amicus. Additional contributing sponsors include Skyjacker, T.P. Outdoors, Batteries n Bulbs, Twin City Outdoors and more. For more information about Warrior Hunts, check out their website at www.warriorhunts.com. To register your golf team, contact Frenchman’s Bend at 318-387-2363
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About Warrior Hunts of NELVA
Warrior Hunts of NELVA is an all volunteer 501c Non Profit that started in 2012, with two injured veteran hunters. Warrior hunts are a way of giving back and helping wounded combat veterans and active duty special operators connect and cope with combat injuries. By 2014 over 100 Warriors and Family members hosted so far.
Warrior Hunts of NELVA P.O. Box 903 West Monroe, La 71294 Tax ID/EIN 59-119-1272 NELVA is a Non-Profit Organization firstname.lastname@example.org 318-235-5454