The 2013 Gun-a-Week Drawing is only 4 weeks away!  If you haven’t got your ticket, please do so today!!  If you do have your ticket, please forward this email to folks you know who want to see kids outdoors, hiking, hunting, fishing, shooting…enjoying all of the wonders of the great outdoors!

The funds we raise from the Gun-a-Week drawing go a long way towards getting more kids outdoors.  Your donation helps us take the kids on outdoor adventures that most of them could never dream of…pheasant hunting with former professional baseball and football players, turkey and deer hunting on Turner Enterprises Z Bar Ranch in southcentral Kansas, fishing and hiking in state parks across the area.  So many of the children we reach will never have the opportunity to even go outdoors, not to mention trips like these.Your funds are used to pay for licenses that many of these kids can’t afford.  We cover the cost of processing when they harvest a deer.  Our goal is to make sure the every child that wants to participate can do so.  But we need your help to make that happen!

The first drawing will be the 1st Wednesday in March…but don’t wait till then to get your ticket!

For a $50 donation, we’ll send you a ticket that will be entered in every weekly drawing for 52 weeks!  That’s 52 chances to win a gun…less than $1/chance!  But we’re going to make it even better!  After we have drawn all 52 weekly winners, we’re going to give everyone who didn’t win another chance…so you get 53 chances to win.  And to sweeten the pot a bit more, we’re going to take all 52 winners, put their names in the hat and draw again, guaranteeing that at least one lucky person will win 2 guns!  The average retail value of these guns will be approximately $800!!

And to make it even better, for a $100 donation, we’ll give you 3 tickets!

For more information about the drawing and to see who has won guns this year, check out this link.

Folks in the outdoor community recognize that the one-time events don’t cut it as far as getting kids to become a hunter (I think the same probably applies to them becoming shooters or fishermen).  Again, this is where our program makes a difference.  Recruiting mentors who spend at least a couple of days/month involved in outdoor activities with a kid is what it takes, especially with kids who aren’t connected to nature.

Again, your generous donations are what provides Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors with the resources we need to give these kids the opportunity to get outdoors.

We hope you will step up with a generous donation to keep the ball rolling?

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