Laramie, WY -(AmmoLand.com)- For the third year in a row, Smith & Wesson is showing its support of women in the hunting world by sponsoring the Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt.
The firearms manufacturer is a bronze sponsor of the 2015 event, and has provided additional support with the hunt since its inception in 2013. This year's hunt will be held Oct. 8-11th at the Ranch at Ucross,outside of Buffalo, Wyoming.
Danielle Sanville, Thompson Center Brand Manager for Smith & Wesson, is a strong advocate for women's hunting, and will be attending the event. Joining her will be Smith & Wesson's Sue Cupero, a first time hunter.
Sanville brings expertise about choosing the right rifle and how to use it. As a three-time participant of the event, she is poised to offer excellent mentoring and advice to new hunters. Sanville will have the opportunity to share her knowledge and experience with a youth hunter who will be at the event this year. Such mentoring opportunities are part of what makes this event exceptional.
“I'm so excited to be coming back to this event as a Smith & Wesson representative,” says Sanville. “I'm looking forward to the time I will get to spend with a young hunter. It is wonderful to see the hunting tradition continue to grow among a new generation of young women.”
The Wyoming Women's Foundation, which seeks to provide a permanent resource for Wyoming's women and girls, created the hunt to promote camaraderie and mentorship for women through hunting. The annual event raises awareness and funds for, the Foundation. In just two years the event has raised more than $120,000, impacting grantmaking and special projects that improve the economic self-sufficiency of women and the future of girls across the state.
Sarah McCance, director of the Wyoming Women's Foundation (host of the event) is grateful for Smith & Wesson's involvement again this year.
“We really count on sponsors like Smith & Wesson who return year after year. We are very appreciative of their continued support and are lucky to have the expertise of hunters like Smith & Wesson's Sanville join us to help build the culture of the event, which is one where women learn from each other and support one another through hunting.”
For more information regarding the Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt or to purchase tickets to the event's dinner and auction, visit www.wyomingwomensantelopehunt.org or call 307.721.7007.
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 $650,000 into more than 100 organizations. The Wyoming Women's Foundation is a priority fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation.
Learn more at www.wywf.org.