The outdoor dream foundation

A sold-out fundelevating banquet on Friday evening, Feb. 7, and also a snowy pheasant shoot the following day offered testament to some great work being done for one-of-a-kind kids and also families.

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For more than 15 years, Outdoor Dream Foundation (ODF) has been making outdoor adendeavors come true for youngsters with chronic illnesses. More than 1,000 youngsters and their family members have actually been influenced by ODF, a non-profit company that grants outdoor adendeavors to youngsters that have actually diagnosed through terminal or life-threatening illnesses.

Outdoor Dream Foundation is a nationwide organization that has a solid existence in Georgia, as evidenced by the sold-out banquet organized in Madison County at the Hull Baptist Church gym.


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The Outdoor Dream Foundation fundelevating banquet at the Hull Baptist Church gym last month in Madiboy County was marketed out.


“We marketed 325 tickets, and also we had actually 375 chairs out. We had actually more than likely 40 volunteers consisting of the church who offered the food and made the cakes,” shelp ODF Board Member Stan Elrod.


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At the banquet, several ODF kids from recent hunts were presented with mounts of their pets.


The cakes made by the church women deserve a special cite. Offered up as the finale in a live auction, there were pound cakes, a red velvet cake, a pan of Mississippi Mud—a broad selection of dozens of desert cakes, pies and dishes. The bidding for these cakes went as high and also $600 and $700!

The generosity of banquet attendees throughout the evening was heartwarming.


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Transporting the ODF hunters from the hunt cabin to the pheasant shoot. “Not also a Georgia blizzard can sluggish us down!” said Board Member Stan Elrod.

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Kids taking part in the Franklin County event acquired to warmth up by shooting skeet.


The money increased that evening and at other banquets and also through docountries helps money some amazing searching and fishing trips for young world and their family members.

“When they apply to be a component of ODF, they get to pick 3 animals. The majority of the children put in for elk, bear and also gator. We attempt to fill at least one, and if we can, we’ll fill all 3,” Stan sassist. “We perform mule deer, antelope, turkey… I’ve gained a call currently through the males on the North Woods Law game warden show to carry out a lobster expedition in Maine and also a bear hunt in New Hampshire.


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Outdoor Dream Foundation volunteer Ray Brvery own and also ODF hunter Carsyn Long.


“Then we have actually things like this pheasant hunt in Franklin County—that’s icing on the cake, a bonus outing. We are not a one-and-done organization. When you start, you come to be part of that Outdoor Dream family. ”

Next off year’s northeastern Georgia fundincreasing banquet will most likely be moved to a bigger venue. Stan said they’re looking at having actually it at Emanuel College in Franklin Springs, which must hold approximately 700 human being.

For more info on ODF, visit outdoordream.org.


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Outdoor Dream Foundation Board member Stan Elrod and Outdoor Dream hunter Chip Madren.


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