The award honors those unique individuals who represent the ultimate embodiment of the hunter-conservationist philosophy and contribute generously to conservation, education and humanitarian services efforts in both time and financial resources.
The award gala, SCI Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year, features an “Oscar-style” award ceremony, gourmet dinner, entertainment, and silent and live auctions featuring elite one-of-a-kind items.
The money raised will be used to help build the First for Wildlife Endowment Fund, which will be used to fund SCI Foundation’s mission programs dedicated to wildlife conservation and outdoor education for years to come.
2019 Breakfast Honoring Veterans
January 11, 2019
All SCI members are welcome to attend the breakfast and veterans eat for free.
Enjoy breakfast, musical entertainment and an auction. The funds raised are earmarked exclusively for the Veterans Program to honor those who put their lives on the line to protect our freedom. A cornerstone of this vital program is to provide disabled veterans with assistance in getting outdoors and enjoying recreation, camaraderie and often a bountiful harvest of fresh game and fish.
The Veterans Committee is a group of dedicated SCI volunteers who devote their time and expertise to helping honor and support veterans.
2019 Education Sables Luncheon Show & Auction
January 11, 2019
Men and women are invited to attend the Sables Luncheon Show and Auction. Each luncheon attendee receives a gift for participating in this important fundraiser where every dollar raised during the event goes back to fund SCIF Education Programs.
The luncheon, held annually, features silent and live auctions, a gourmet lunch, entertainment and dancing.
SCI Foundation® Sables are leaders in wildlife conservation education who volunteer their time to preserve our hunting heritage worldwide. Sables members help advance outstanding SCI Foundation Education programs that instill a love of the outdoors and respect for nature.
Life Member Breakfast
January 12, 2019
This year, SCI’s Life Member Breakfast embraces the camaraderie of hunting camp like no other. Join emcee Melissa Bachman and legendary African Professional Hunters with over 100 years of bush experience as they entertain us with some of their adventures and misadventures of PH Life.
Professional Hunter John Sharp, born in Kroonstad, South Africa, has hunted in Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa, but his favorite country has always been Zimbabwe.
Professional Hunter Johnny Vivier, born in Lusaka, Zambia, has hunted in Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa.
Professional Hunter Cliff Walker started his hunting career in the Zambezi Valley of Zimbabwe at 16 with a two-year apprenticeship and then at 18 became one of the youngest people to obtain a full Professional Hunters license. Cliff has conducted safaris in Ethiopia, Cameroon, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Mozambique.
SCI’s Protect Your Freedom to Hunt Luncheon
January 12, 2019
Featured speaker is Jack Carr, a former Navy SEAL, avid outdoorsman and devoted supporter of the 2nd Amendment and hunting and wildlife organizations, pursuing his passion for hunting and fishing throughout the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Argentina, Mexico, and Africa.
Jack Carr is the author of a new political/ military thriller titled The Terminal List. Released by Simon and Schuster in March 2018 it has already been optioned for a movie. His second novel, True Believer, will hit shelves in April 2019.
Ticket sales will benefit SCI's Hunter Advocacy program.
Live and silent auction proceeds to support SCI's Hunter Action Fund (HAF) SuperPac.
For more information on the special events and to register to attend, click here - www.showsci.org.
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About the SCI Hunters’ Convention:
Safari Club expects upwards of 24,000 worldwide hunters to visit
Reno, Nevada, January 9-12, 2019. The SCI Hunters’ Convention represents the largest and most successful event to raise money for advocacy to protect hunters’ rights. The 2019 Hunters’ Convention will be held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center with over 452,000 square feet of exhibits and almost 1,100 exhibiting companies.
Register and book rooms at www.showsci.org
Becoming an SCI Member:
Joining Safari Club International is the best way to be an advocate for continuing our hunting heritage and supporting worldwide sustainable use conservation, wildlife education and humanitarian services.
JOIN NOW: www.joinsci.org
Safari Club International – First for Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI has approximately 200 Chapters worldwide and its members represent all 50 of the United States as well as 106 other countries. SCI’s proactive leadership in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation. Visit the home page www.safariclub.org or call 520-620-1220 for more information.