Lansing, MI – The Tony Semple Foundation for Hope (TSFFH) Outdoor Adventures program was created to accommodate life-challenging individuals that want to go hunting and fishing as one of their life wishes. The Muy Grande Ranch was the home of the 2011 Outdoor Adventures program held on September 15-18.
All nine TSFFH Outdoor Adventure candidates were successful in taking a whitetail buck. One participant, 15-year-old Dylan Odland who suffers from cystic fibrosis explained, “This is an opportunity for me and the others to get away from the pains of the hospital and the treatments and just have fun.”
“This is an incredible program that literally brings hope to families that have been focused on the realities of having a child diagnosed with a life-threatening or life-altering situation,” said former Detroit Lions football player Tony Semple. “I played nine years in the NFL with some of the toughest player, but these youngsters are the epitome of courage; they are the true fighters.”
Mossy Oak, LaCrosse and Cabela’s provided a great deal of support of the TSFFH by outfitting the candidates with camouflage clothing and footwear.
The Tony Semple Foundation for Hope, through an application process, secures potential candidates and provides this special mentoring opportunity. Applications and more information can be found at www.tonysemplefoundation.com.