Day-Long Event to benefit Hunts for Heroes Program that Connects Veterans With Outdoor Hunting and Wildlife Adventures Free of Charge
The Arizona Elk Society (https://www.arizonaelksociety.org/) is partnering with Superstition Harley-Davidson (http://superstitionhd.com/) for a Motorcycle Scavenger Hunt on March 25 to benefit the Hunts for Heroes Program. Hunts for Heroes brings veterans with disabilities out of their routine and into the outdoors to provide a sense of normalcy and a new perspective on what their life can look like with a disability.
The day-long event begins at Superstition Harley-Davidson, 2910 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, at 9 a.m. This is a non-escorted Scavenger Hunt for motorcycles and cars.
Tom Wagner, Hunts for Heroes Coordinator, invites the community to come out and have fun while supporting our veterans.
“We had no idea how fast this program would grow and we really appreciate the support of Superstition Harley-Davidson,” Wagner said. “This is an excellent opportunity for community members to give back to veterans for all they have done for their country.”
The schedule is as follows:
- Onsite registration, 9-11 a.m., Rider $25, with Passenger $30
- Pancake Breakfast, 9-10 a.m. $5 per person for pancakes, sausage, coffee and orange juice
- Scavenger Hunt begins at 10 a.m.
- End Party, 12-4 p.m.
- Raffles begin at 1 p.m. and continue every half hour
Wagner said the Hunts for Heroes Program delivers free all-inclusive hunts for both men and women in the beautiful state of Arizona to encourage “Healing through Hunting.”
The Arizona Elk Society launched the Hunts for Heroes Program in 2015 with the aid of Program Director Dave Holbrook. It soon became a joint venture between the Arizona Elk Society, Arizona Game and Fish and many, many volunteers. They are projected to provide more than 60 hunts in 2017.
“We’re continually amazed at all the organizations coming together to help the healing process for these warriors,” Holbrook said. “It’s amazing how many people love and respect our veterans. It’s very heartwarming and gratifying.”
Superstition Harley-Davidson said they are honored to have been given this opportunity.
“We are proud to support the current and former members of our great United States Military. We are thankful for your service and grateful for your sacrifice.”
For those interested in nominating a veteran with a significant mobility disability, please visit https://www.arizonaelksociety.org/hunts-for-heroes to learn more about the program or email Dave Holbrook at [email protected]
About The Arizona Elk Society:
The Arizona Elk Society is committed to conserving and enhancing wildlife habitat in Arizona, protecting sound wildlife management and habitat through partnering with government agencies and other organizations and implementing special programs for youth education regarding conservation, hunting and outdoor activities. The Arizona Elk Society regularly informs the general public about issues concerning wildlife conservation, as well as scientific and biological wildlife and habitat management. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities now available. Visit https://www.arizonaelksociety.org/