United Special Sportsman Alliance, Inc. (USSA) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit national wish granting charity that specializes in sending critically ill and disabled youth and disabled veterans on the outdoor adventure of their dreams! USSA adventures give our youth and veterans something to look forward to, and help sustain them in their time of need! Families are whisked away from the mundane, man-made world of hospitals, and high medical bills by giving them a place of peace to focus on the quality of life, family ties, and the wonders of our natural world! USSA is composed of a 100% volunteer staff from all walks of life, bonded together by a common love for our fellow mankind and a deep respect and appreciation of our world's natural resources. By working cooperatively with caring "Adventure" donors as well as generous individual and corporate sponsors, USSA has made a significant impact on the lives of thousands of children, disabled veterans and their families. The public's image of all sportsmen is enhanced, through this valuable community service and new lifelong friendships are made! To learn more about USSA read on.
Tracey Hewison - USSA Humanitarian Committee
I live in beautiful Calgary, Alberta, Canada, a short drive from the Rocky Mountains and great skiing! I have two gorgeous boys, Quinn (11) and Callum (almost 7) and my hubby Steve. I have been a stay at home Mom since my babies were born and love every minute of it. I used to train horses before I became a mother and I have my CEF Level 1 English Coach, as well as my Level 1 Special Olympics coach certifications. About four years ago, I read an article in the Rosie magazine about a US group named 'Hugs and Hope' and thought, 'That is something I would love to do!' Support children with life threatening illnesses....find ways to make them smile! In 2003, I decided that our own Canadian kids needed support and smiles too, and I founded my own group, 'Bears Who Care', which later changed to the current group, 'Hug A Bug'. This group and the wonderful children who are our club 'bugs' keeps me very busy.....the children are all such inspirations, real little heroes.
It is a pleasure to bring some small joy to their day. Many of the children that I support have 'Caringbridge' pages, and this is where I first saw Brigid offering one of her trips to another sick child. I emailed her to ask if she might be able to do something for my buddy Caleb, who lives in Tennessee. While Caleb was unable to go to the first event Brigid offered (he was still in the thick of treatment for his leukemia), she later set up a train ride, which he loved!! I was then asked by Brigid to be the 'Canadian' contact for USSA and what I do is try to find Canadian kids who would like to go on a hunting trip (I unfortunately have not had any success yet!) or fishing trip(I would have better success with this, I am sure!). I look forward to trying to help Brigid and the USSA do their great work in Canada, as well as in the USA! You are helping sick children realize dreams and make memories that will stay with them a lifetime.
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2014 Summerfest Event – Resounding success!!
Many thanks to our Committee for their hard work and dedication. They did a great job of running the event and helping instill memories that will last a lifetime.
A very special thank you for the sponsors, donors, exhibitors, anglers, and Saddle Mound Cranberry Marsh who without their support this event would not be possible.
Our primary mission is to positively affect the recreational and commercial deer industry as well as our national hunting and fishing heritage. We believe solid scientific conservation principles must be applied in order to preserve our wildlife resource for the next generation. As past history has confirmed; a joint effort of both the recreational and commercial deer industries will provide the best solution for tomorrow's generation of hunters. In addition, hunting, fishing, and farming of all kinds have suffered unprecedented attacks from animal activism. We are committed to silencing the shrill, uninformed voice of the animal extremist who stands in the way of our vision. Bio-Tec's mission is to promote, unite and facilitate that vision to the best of our abilities and resources!
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USSA is a registered 501(c)(3) national organization; 100% volunteer based. Your "Donation" is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Whether you are a business, an organization, a foundation, a governmental agency, outfitter, landowner, or a private citizen looking to make a difference, USSA has an "option" to make your involvement simple AND rewarding!
Our Sponsor's dollars help USSA meet its numerous operational expenses in addition to playing a greater role in large scale group events. Sponsorship dollars also subsidize travel expenses for our "recipients" to and from the field, license fees, taxidermy expense, and game processing.
II. Donors and Partners
USSA Donors are the "field generals" of our charity. These are the people and operations that are on the front lines, donating hunting, fishing, camping, horseback riding, and water sports adventures to our nations less fortunate sportsmen and women. Our donors are a diverse group. They are our country's land owner's outfitters, preserve owners, fishing lodge owners, boat owners and campground owners to name a few examples. Without their generosity and compassion, USSA would be just another charity. If you have any "outdoor type" service you would like to offer please let us know. If you have any unique outdoor experience you would like to offer, please let us know, and we will post your special opportunity under one of our homepage adventure buttons called "Other Activities". We will then help coordinate the wish for you and your recipient.
Our USSA Partners are organizations and operations that share a common cause and philosophy about human dignity, conservation, and outdoor sports. Partners can contribute valuable services, like media and communications or intangibles like providing a united solid front on key conservation, education and sportsmanship issues. If you would like to become a partner and be listed on our web site, please contact us at: "Contact USSA"
Partner, Donor, Sponsor and Member support is essential to promoting a new era of outdoor sports for the 21st century. A united voice with ALL concerned operations and organizations is crucial to see the mission to a successful end.
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