r We have reported several hunting events for handicapped hunters during the past six months that have been carried out by the Chairbound Sportsman Organization. This is a wonderful group of people helping physically limited individuals continue their passion for the outdoor life of hunting and fishing. These events cost money to carry out and the major fundraising event for the Chairbound Sportsman is their annual banquet.
It is exciting to report that the chairbound Sportsman Banquet held last month was a great success with 316 people registered to attend and 20 of those were in wheelchairs. Just under $40,000 was raised and of that $3,450 was a special fundraising project for Juvenile Diabetes medical bills and research. All that money is going to a good cause. Future activities of the Chairbound Sportsman Organization include several Turkey Hunts, Three Corsican Ram Sheep, bow fishing and group fishing on the organization’s pontoon boat modified to accept wheelchairs.