We want to thank Jason Ballard for his continued support of Montana Wounded Warriors. Jason has thrown a fund raiser for the last several years, which includes heavy metal music and a fun night out. This year’s event in Florence raised over 1400.00, and we just want to let Jason know how much we appreciate his efforts to support our wounded Montana vets. Thanks again Jason!
Once again Montana Wounded Warriors had an awesome weekend in the Flathead Valley. The Flathead Valley Clay Target Club did another fantastic job with our cookout on Friday night and the trap shooting the rest of the weekend. The club provides a wonderful environment for our wounded vets to be able to relax and enjoy the company of the club members and to get in a lot of time with their shot guns. This year we had another belt buckle winner in the new shooter category. Congratulations to Dustin Anderson.
We also had our annual fishing trip on Flathead Lake with Mike Howe and his guides with Mo Fisch. The fishing was really good this year, with all three of our boats being very successful at landing multiple lake trout. It was an beautiful day to out on Flathead Lake.
Thanks again to all who made this a successful fundraiser.
Montana Wounded Warriors was the recipient of the first annual Murph Challenge fundraiser sponsored by Fuel Fitness. Our vets are continually blessed by Montanans all over the state, who raise funds for our mission. The Murph Challenge commemorates Lt. Michael Murphy, who was awarded the metal of honor and died in his service to our country October 27th, 2007. We want to thank Danny Nestor who inspired this event.
The Flathead Clay Target Club in Kalispell once again benefited Montana Wounded Warriors with their 7th annual fundraiser event June 9-11. The club did an outstanding job this year and was able to raise over $3,150 to support all expense paid hunting and fishing trips for wounded veterans who have served in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. We had a fantastic turnout with 7 wounded vets and 5 of their spouses joining us. The weekend started off with a barbecue on Friday night followed by the group having some practice rounds shooting at clay targets.
Saturday morning was lively with our vets as well as many others from all over came and competed to see how many clay targets they could shoot. Afterwards we headed to Lakeside and spent the afternoon on Flathead Lake looking for fish. Thank you to Mofisch for providing us with 3 boats. Though there was not a lot of fish caught, a good time was had by all.
Thanks again to the Flathead Clay Target Club. We look forward to doing this again next year.
On August 27, 2016 we had a fundraiser for Montana Wounded Warriors at the Squire Lounge in Billings, Montana. We had live music playing outside on a stage, delicious BBQ provided free with a donation suggested, and a list too long to describe of silent and live auction items. The Squire filled up with 200-300 people to support the event and enjoy all the fun. We had fun raffles going all night that gave away several brand new hunting rifles from Shipton’s Big R. We raffled a total of 8 guns to several lucky winners which includes two of our own wounded warriors, Mike Kuntz and Josh Beckett. Everybody had a great time and we auctioned off a donated steer skull from a MT Wounded Warrior Brandon Olson, that he painted and decorated himself. That skull went in the live auction for $2200 – thank you so much Brandon! The donated AR-15 from Scheels and beautiful hydro-dip donated by Todd Rust was the high dollar item for the night. It sold in the live auction for $4100, WOW! Two of our very own members and very talented taxidermists, John Bennett and Jacob Schenck, donated a shoulder mount to be done by them personally. Those were a hit as well and two happy bidders walked away with some talented work to come. The moment that everyone was waiting for came and we finally drew for the three lucky winners of the $10,000 cash prizes for the raffle tickets. The three winners (pictured below, in order) were:
$5,000 – Jason Werholz
$3,000 – Dawn Clark
$2,000 – Sara Wagner
None of the winners were present, but we were able to contact them and inform them of their new found fortune. It was a long, enjoyable event and a huge success. With all the hard work, and very generous donors, the event raised over $30,000. Thanks again to everyone who helped make this possible!!