Polaris Ranger and Joe Thomas Hunt With Wounded Veterans to Raise Funding for LEEKPosted in News on November 12, 2018
Football great Joe Thomas and a group of wounded and disabled veterans participated in a hunting trip to raise funding for LEEK Hunting and Mountain & Preserve in northern Pennsylvania. LEEK provides an outdoor retreat for wounded veterans and their families by using hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation as a means of rehabilitation.
The Polaris Ranger Country Heroes Hunt Campaign and LEEK aim to raise $100,000 to support the expansion of the facility, which provides meeting rooms and lodging for veterans and their families.
LEEK will give away a 2019 Polaris Ranger XP 1000 to bring awareness to the fundraiser. Polaris also donated $25,000 to the foundation along with three brand-new 2019 Ranger Crew XP 1000s. One Ranger XP 1000 was retrofitted with hand paddles to allow disabled veterans to participate in hunts on the property.
Joe Thomas participated in the fundraiser because it involves two of his passions: hunting and supporting veterans. Throughout his 11-season football career, Thomas traveled overseas several times to support our nation’s troops. “Spending a day in the wilderness with these guys changes you. I have a far greater appreciation for the courage and sacrifice of our servicemen and servicewomen. They are on the front lines protecting our values and way of life,” said Thomas. “There are so many causes worthy of our support, but in my mind, none are any more deserving than this program.”
Nine wounded veterans from the U.S Army and Marine Corps branches participated in six hunts over three days with Joe Thomas. They utilized Polaris Ranger XP 1000 vehicles to navigate the 400-acre property.
To donate and enter to win the 2019 Polaris Ranger visit https://donate.onecause.com/heroeshunt