Help the Chairbound Sportsman Fundraising Banquet

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A successful Chairbound Sportsman hunt. Photo: Ed Helmick

Over the past year and a half, we have featured many articles about the amazing hunting and fishing trips the Chairbound Sportsman conducts for the physically handicapped. During the past year, 158 free activities were completed for disabled people and wounded warriors from all over the Wasatch region. Kenneth Vaughn, the founder of the Chairbound Sportsman Organization in Springville has something planned every month and sometimes twice a month. The joy these events bring to the wheelchair-bound, young and old, to pursue their passion for hunting and fishing is the reward for the committed volunteer staff.

Last year, 12 people went on turkey hunts, 38 on fishing trips, 7 on ram sheep hunts, 4 buck deer hunts, 2 bull elk, 51 on pheasant hunts, 21 on duck/goose hunts, 1 antelope hunt, and 22 on clay pigeon shoots. These events cost money to carry out and the organization has a once a year fundraising banquet.

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Chairbound Sportsman Frank brought down an Elk

The Chairbound Sportsman is a 501 (c) (3) Nonprofit Organization and they need your donations to be able to continue to bring outdoor experiences to the handicapped. Your donation could be money or product or service that could be raffled off at the banquet.

You can also support the organization by buying a dinner package or corporate table at the banquet. The 2019 banquet will be held in the Provo Marriot Grand Ballroom on May 4 with the doors opening at 5:30 PM. For more information visit their website at www.chairboundsportsman.org or call Kenneth Vaughn at (801) 499-9770.