Life Adventure Center to Host Weekend of Heroes and Hunting

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The Life Adventure Center in association with Babcock Power hold the second annual Wounded Warrior Deer Hunt to help heal wounded servicemen and women.

Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass (LACBG) is proud and honored to announce a partnership with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry, LG&E and KU as the host for the second annual Wounded Warrior Deer Hunt. The three-day event is offered to selected veterans, at no cost to participants. Those selected include soldiers from the Ft. Knox and Ft. Campbell Warrior Transition Units, most of whom have suffered combat-related wounds.

This event is designed to create an environment where service members can build relationships, have positive interactions with other veterans and volunteers, and participate fully in a therapeutic outdoor experience designed specifically for their unique needs. The deer hunt will be held in accordance with best practices for herd management on Life Adventure Center property, adjoining property owned by Kentucky Utilities Company and area farms.

The weekend will begin the afternoon of Friday, November 15th with a caravan led by the patriot guard through downtown Versailles. The participating veterans will be welcomed by previous program participants and a host of volunteers.

The mission of Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass is to serve the central Kentucky community through Challenge Course, Equestrian, Environmental Education, and Outdoor Adventure programs. Seeking to engage the community to build respect, responsibility and self-esteem, LACBG utilizes natural settings to facilitate learning and growth. Over the past four years, programming has included active military and their families through the Military Extension Adventure Camps and ‘Operation Military Kids’. These programs seek to assist returning combat veterans and their families by bringing them together in the outdoors. Last year, Life Adventure Center expanded their services by partnering with LG&E and KU, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife and Hunters for the Hungry to host a Wounded Warrior deer hunt. This year, LACBG supplemented this program with two additional events for Wounded Warriors and their families. These programs are sponsored by Babcock Power as well as a number of local businesses and individuals.

Similar events are being held across the country supporting and encouraging veterans who have given so much for the cause of freedom. To show your support, sponsorship opportunities are still available for both individuals and businesses. For additional information, contact Byron Marlowe at 859-873-3271 or Byron(at)lifeadventurecenter(dot)org.

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