Laramie, WY -(AmmoLand.com)- Showing their support of Wyoming's women and families, Sinclair Oil returns as a sponsor of the Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt.
In addition to operating two refineries in the state, Sinclair Oil has a long history of supporting causes and programs that better Wyoming's communities such as the Wyoming Women's Foundation. Thanks to supporters and sponsors like Sinclair Oil, so far the Antelope Hunt has raised more than $200,000 for grants and special projects to help women and girls across Wyoming.
“Sinclair is pleased to support the efforts of the WYWF,” said Sue Sharp, Vice President of Safety & Regulatory Excellence at Sinclair Oil. “The work of the WYWF aligns very closely with Sinclair's goals of improving the communities surrounding our facilities as well as improving self sufficiency in the state of Wyoming.”
The hunt, to be held Oct. 6-9, 2016, will bring together 40 female hunters from across the nation at the Ranch at Ucross in northeast Wyoming for a weekend of hunting, mentorship and camaraderie, as well as raising funds and awareness for the Wyoming Women's Foundation. To learn about sponsorship opportunities for the 2016 hunt, visit www.wyomingwomensantelopehunt.org.
“Sinclair Oil's continued sponsorship helps the Women's Foundation fund initiatives that promote economic self-sufficiency among women and girls,” said Mary Burman, Wyoming Women's Foundation advisory board chair. “This event promotes hunting as a way for women to feed their families and put free range, organic meat on the table.”
This year the hunt will welcome Donna Boddington from the television show “The Boddington Experience” as a special guest hunter. Special guest hunters have included retired Wyoming Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Kite, Wyoming State Superintendent Jillian Balow, Jana Waller from “Skull Bound TV” on the Sportsman Channel, Women's Outdoor News (WON) Editor Barbara Baird, 2013 Ms. Wheelchair USA Ashlee Lundvall, and Julie Golob, captain of Smith & Wesson's highly successful shooting team.
Of the 40 total hunters in 2015, 36 harvested antelope, 11 for the first time.
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.