Sportsmen's Monthly - October 2015 - Page 18
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Faces of the alliance
Passing on Our Heritage
Sportsmen’s Alliance LFD and Revere’s Riders Volunteer
rowing up in Eureka, Calif., Sharon Sabo spent her
free time on the water and in th e woods surrounding
her home. As an adult, Sabo joined the military and
experienced the outdoors in various countries.
Over time, her passion for the outdoors and preservation
of our outdoor heritage became increasingly important to her –
values that resonate strongly with the Sportsmen’s Alliance.
Sabo learned of the Sportsmen’s Alliance while
volunteering at the BB gun and firearm shooting range
during the first Cabela’s Family Adventure Day, an event
hosted by the Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation at Cabela’s
stores across the county. Shortly afterwards, Sabo became
a Local Field Director when “she saw a need for people to
reach out to the community and other local groups to get
involved with the Sportsmen’s Alliance.”
Besides working with Sportsmen’s Alliance, Sabo also
volunteers for a non-profit organization called Revere’s
Riders. Revere’s Riders provide information and instruction
to the public on firearm shooting, safety, legislative issues and
local ranges that provide shooting and hunting opportunities.
Their sole purpose is to encourage the community to get
involved in conservation, firearm and hunting related issues.
Sabo has her own farm where she raises animals and
vegetables. Outside of the farm, they contribute time and
funds to local conservation projects. Her favorite thing
to do outdoors is to shoot rifles at 400 yards and work at
becoming a better marksman. Sabo said she lives by two
words - “Do right.” She feels if everyone were to live by
those words, then those that follow after us will be able to
have the freedom we all enjoy today.
ith the busy summer season behind us,
Trailblazer has transitioned into fall endeavors,
which promise to introduce hunting, shooting, fishing
and trapping to tens of thousands of kids and their
families across the country.
Trailblazer leadership and volunteers pulled
off the largest programming event the Sportsmen’s
Alliance has ever undertaken. On June 13, Trailblazer
activities were held at every Cabela’s store in the nation
during their Family Outdoor Days. That’s 63 stores
that simultaneously featured BB-gun shoots, archery
instruction, casting lessons and more!
With the beginning of November, Trailblazer will
begin to wrap up the season with events at state expos
open to the public, which expose tens of thousands
of people to Sportsmen’s Alliance and the Trailblazer
program, and private events such as Boy Scout camps
and sportsmen’s clubs. All total, Trailblazer will have
been featured at more than 120 events across the
country in 2015 and will reach more than 200,000
children and their families.
As the Sportsmen’s Alliance looks forward to 2016,
we continue to evaluate all aspects of our programming
in order to make the greatest impact upon hunting,
fishing and trapping, and that includes involving youth
to ensure that our heritage continues into the future.
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a great tradition that includes being a
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