Bowhunters Raise $2400 for the Catch-A-Dream Foundation
At the 8th Annual NJ Bowhunters Game Dinner held on March 3, 2012 a shed antler found in Iowa by Mark Drury from the deer “Treat” was sold in a live auction for $1,200.00. The proceeds from this Dream Sheds Project auction will be donated to the Catch A Dream Foundation. The winning bidder was New Jersey’s own Will Jimeno. Jimeno, a UBNJ member, is a 9/11 survivor and hero, as well as a dedicated father, husband, bowhunter, outdoorsman, and a positive role model for the youth of today.
The UBNJ and TANJ are proud to announce that they are matching Jimeno’s winning bid of $1,200.00 and donating a total of $2,400.00 to the Catch A Dream Foundation through the Drury’s Dream Sheds Project. The UBNJ and TANJ are honored and humbled to be able to assist the Drury’s Dream Sheds Project help raise funds for such a worthy organization as the Catch A Dream Foundation!
Catch-A-Dream is a national, charitable, non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation, that provides once-in-a-lifetime dream hunting and fishing trips to children across the United States and Canada, age 18 and younger, who suffer from life-threatening illnesses. Through these adventures, and exposure to outdoors-minded people who care, the program instills in these children a message of encouragement at a time when they need to know that hope does, indeed, exist.
The United Bowhunters of New Jersey was incorporated in 1974 as a New Jersey Non-Profit Corporation. The UBNJ actively participates in many conservation programs throughout the State of New Jersey and is the voice for over 35,000 licensed bowhunters in the Garden State. The UBNJ is an organizational member of the NJ Federation of Sportsman’s Clubs, the NJ Outdoor Alliance, the North American Bowhunting Coalition, and is a stakeholder in New Jersey’s Hunters Helping the Hungry Program.