VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C. + DENVER, CO |– Outdoor industry legend Jim Shockey has teamed up with Freedom Hunters, a Colorado-based non-profit group dedicated to reuniting veterans and military families with the great outdoors, to host their annual “The Jim Shockey Classic Military Tribute.”
The two-day gathering honors those who protect our freedoms, and aids in providing U.S. and Canadian military personnel with once in a lifetime hunts and fishing adventures. More than just a round of golf, the schedule of events – taking place in Isle of Palms, South Carolina at the Wild Dunes Resort on March 22-23, 2020 – includes a Jim Shockey meet-and-greet charity auction, a military tribute golf tournament on a picturesque 18-hole course, and a post-golf awards BBQ dinner.
“In collaboration with Freedom Hunters, I’m honored to host our annual Jim Shockey Classic Military Tribute to show our collective appreciation for the remarkable contributions of our active-duty service members, veterans and their families. Time spent outdoors has a wide range of mental and physical health benefits. As such, we seek to empower these heroes to get outside and experience unique adventures on the land they worked so hard to protect,” said Jim Shockey.
Among the special guests expected to attend the event are disabled Navy veteran and star of Discovery Channel’s Monster Garage Eric Scarlett, famed outdoor lifestyle influencer Eva Shockey and former NHL hockey player Tim Brent, among others. Flexible tickets range in price from $35 per person for a post-golf Awards BBQ dinner to a $300 all-access event package. Tickets are on sale now through February 22, 2020. Visit to www.freedomhunters.org/jimshockeyclassic for more details on the ticket package options and schedule of events.
“Freedom Hunters partnered with Jim Shockey to drive towards a single goal – raise money in support of presenting U.S. and Canadian military servicemen and servicewomen with world-class outdoor adventures. Oftentimes, Jim Shockey Tribute Hunts come into our warrior's lives at the perfect time, just when they need a bright spot in an otherwise difficult period,” said Anthony Pace, Freedom Hunters CEO & Founder.
“The Jim Shockey Classic is a two-day event centered on honoring our two nations’ military heroes while enjoying the comradery of others who love all things outdoors. This year, we are extremely grateful to our long list of benefactors and the beautiful Wild Dunes Resort, situated on sunny and scenic Isle of Palms, South Carolina. Our hope is that we can create a strong foundation in Charleston where this tradition can build and carry on for years to come,” Jerry Guanciale, The Jim Shockey Classic Military Tribute Tournament Director.
The Jim Shockey Classic’s 2020 sponsors include: Weatherby Foundation, SCI Charlotte, SCI - SCIF Education Department, Yeti, Leupold, Eden Ridge Outfitters, Safari Trails International, SiteLite and more. Individuals and corporations who want to demonstrate their support for The Jim Shockey Classic and Freedom Hunters through donations or sponsorship can do so at www.freedomhunters.org/jimshockeyclassic/#donate and www.freedomhunters.org/product-category/shockey-golf-classic/shockey-sponsor/, respectively.
Jim Shockey is a recently retired member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), having served as Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel (HLCol) of the 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group. He’s hosted The Jim Shockey Classic in partnership with Freedom Hunters since 2014. The 2018/2019 Classic raised $90,000 in support of enhancing the lives of our nations’ military heroes with outdoor adventures of a lifetime.
About Jim Shockey
Jim Shockey is a worldwide explorer, renowned outfitter, prominent Outdoor Channel TV personality, noted outdoor writer, award-winning wildlife photographer/videographer, successful entrepreneur and one of the most prolific hunters in modern history. He has a unique blend of incredible instinct, cultural sensitivity and spiritual connection with the animals and places he hunts. Jim’s hunting adventures have spanned six continents and more than 50 countries, and he has taken over 367 big game species. Jim is also dedicated to wildlife conservation and has a long history of service to the global hunting community – a community he’s been a part of for more than 35 years. Quite the Renaissance Man, his achievements beyond the outdoor realm includes participating in two world championships as a competitive athlete with the Canadian national water polo team; serving as an active member of the Canadian Armed Forces; and being an avid collector of Tribal art and artifacts from around the world, some of which can now be found in his Hand of Man Museum in British Columbia. For more on Jim Shockey, please visit www.jimshockey.com. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Freedom Hunters
Freedom Hunters is a 501(c)3 military outreach program dedicated to honoring those who protect our Freedoms. Our mission is to salute the noble work of our courageous men and women of our Armed Forces. Freedom Hunters reflects the outdoor community’s appreciation to our troops by taking select active duty and combat veterans, families of fallen heroes, children of the deployed, as well as those wounded or injured, on outdoor adventures. Empowered by help from conservation groups, outfitters, corporations, government agencies, and landowners, Freedom Hunters honors individuals from all branches of the military. It is with immense pride and enthusiasm that Freedom Hunters carries on the American tradition of hunting, fishing, and shooting. For more on the nonprofit organization, please visit www.freedomhunters.org. Follow Freedom Hunters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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