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NWTF teams up with Arkansas' disabled veterans

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The National Wild Turkey Federation's Wheelin' Sportsmen program and the Arkansas State Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further help disabled veterans.

Through the partnership, the Arkansas DAV and Wheelin' Sportsmen NWTF have agreed to help enrich the lives of America's disabled men and women by informing veterans about local outreach events and providing free copies of the NWTF's Wheelin' Sportsmen magazine to local DAV chapters and Veterans Affairs hospitals.

Founded in 1920, DAV is an organization focused on building better lives for disabled veterans and their families.

Its Arkansas State Chapter consists of 32 local chapters with more than 18,000 members total.

Wheelin' Sportsmen NWTF is an outreach program that provides outdoor recreation opportunities to those with disabilities.

"This partnership is the perfect combination of two groups that continually strive to improve the lives of disabled veterans," said Arkansas DAV Adjutant Sean Neff. "The opportunity to get these veterans back in the outdoors enjoying their favorite activities is priceless."

Whether it is shooting, hunting, fishing or archery, there is no limit to the outdoor opportunities Wheelin' Sportsmen NWTF can bring to people with disabilities who are eager to get outside and participate in a more active lifestyle.

"We're looking forward to making an already great partnership even better," said Illana Burkhart, Wheelin' Sportsmen NWTF assistant national coordinator. "It's extremely rewarding to see the smiles on peoples' faces as they harvest a turkey or catch a fish, especially since some may have thought they would never have the chance to enjoy these things again. But by working together, the DAV and Wheelin' Sportsmen NWTF are making it happen."

To learn more about the DAV or to find a local chapter, visit the DAV's Web site.

To find a Wheelin' Sportsmen chapter or outreach event in your area, visit the Wheelin' Sportsmen NWTF Web site.



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