Laramie, Wyo. – -(Ammoland.com)- Well respected firearms manufacturer, Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. has signed up to sponsor the Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt for its second year.
The hunt, hosted by the Wyoming Women's Foundation, will be held Oct. 9-12, 2014 in northeastern Wyoming. The Wyoming Women's Foundation created the hunt to promote camaraderie and mentorship through hunting while raising awareness of and funds for the Foundation's mission to improve the economic self-sufficiency of women in the state.
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. The only full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines.
Ruger donated firearms to the hunt for the raffle being held as part of the fundraising dinner and auction on Friday, October 10. The Oct. 10 dinner is open to the public with tickets costing $50 each and sponsorship tables available.
“Ruger is pleased to support the Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt as the event spotlights and reinforces the role of the growing number of women that participate in hunting and shooting activities,” said Ken Jorgensen, Ruger Director of Media Relations. “The organizers have created the unique opportunity for the attendees to experience antelope hunting in one of the country's premier hunting regions.”
“Ruger's sponsorship and support of the Women's Hunt demonstrates the significance of the event,” said Shelley Simonton, co-chair of the hunt committee. “We are grateful to this respected company for their continued investment.”
Leading the way as the first event of its kind for women, the inaugural Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt was a huge success in 2013. Hunters came from across Wyoming and the nation to participate, including prominent leaders like Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn Kite, who helped found the hunt. Of the 34 total hunters in 2013, 32 harvested antelope and seven women harvested for the first time.
About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. The only full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines. From the ubiquitous 10/22® and Mini-14®, to the new and exciting LC9s™, 9E™, SR45™, LC380®, Guide Gun, Ruger American Rifle®, Ruger American Rimfire®, SR22® and SR1911®. Our awarding-winning products (the Gunsite Scout Rifle, LC9®, SR9c®, LCR® and LCP®) all prove that Ruger has a rugged, reliable firearm to meet every shooter's needs. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®,” echoes the importance of these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms. Visit http://www.ruger.com.
About the Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt
The Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt, developed by the Wyoming Women's Foundation, celebrates women's hunting as a platform to promote camaraderie and mentorship. The event helps raise funds for the organization's mission of supporting economic self-sufficiency for women across Wyoming. The hunt takes place Oct 9-12, 2014 at the Ranch at Ucross in northeast Wyoming. To learn more, visit www.wyomingwomensantelopehunt.org.
About the Wyoming Women's Foundation
The Wyoming Women's Foundation invests in the economic self-sufficiency of women and the future of girls. The Foundation builds on a permanent endowment that will ensure funding to enhance the lives of women and girls in Wyoming for generations to come. It makes grants to Wyoming organizations that help women and girls attain economic self-sufficiency, creates statewide awareness of the barriers to economic self-sufficiency, and supports systems change to eliminate those barriers. Since its inception in 1999, the foundation has invested $700,000 into more than 100 organizations. The Wyoming Women's Foundation is a component fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation. Learn more at www.wywf.org.