posted on September 08, 2012 08:40
LaVerne Boer is doing something special for kids and veterans.
Boer has created a branch of the Outdoor Adventure Foundation in South Dakota.
The foundation was originally started in North Dakota and is now part of other states in the Midwest including South Dakota. The goal of the foundation is to take kids and veterans with life threatening disease or life changing injury out into the wild for fishing and hunting adventures.
The first trip for the South Dakota extension of the foundation was a fishing trip to Northern Minnesota. Two teens with life threatening conditions were able to take part. It was a great story for those that are or know someone affected by a condition that could end their life. It’s great for turning a sad moment into the moment of a lifetime.
For the immediate future there is a South Dakota pheasant hunt
in the works and with the way things have been going it appears there is much more on tap for the South Dakota foundation thanks in large part to the work Boer is doing.
These stories and efforts are great first because of the impact they have on the lives of people like the two teens that were part of the Minnesota fishing trip. If a fishing trip and spending time outdoors can give those kids a special memory with friends and family then it makes all the effort well worth it.
It’s also great to see someone like Boer bringing attention to the state of South Dakota. With all there is to offer it’s great to see foundations like his making pheasant hunting an even more respectable activity. The more interest there is in South Dakota and pheasant hunting the better it will be for everyone.
These stories are great. Hopefully we hear more about the upcoming outdoor adventures planned from the Outdoor Adventure Foundation including the ones planned for South Dakota.