As you may already know, the purpose of the successful three year old Patriot Sporting Challenge not-for-profit is to conduct charitable events that benefit American military veterans and their families. Since 2017, the PSC has done this in events on Lake Fork while donating funds and support to other worthwhile efforts, including Folds of Honor. According to President and Executive Director Garry Schnabel, there is a new program which will launch in October 2019 in conjunction with new partner Trinity Oaks. ‘Legacy Day’ is designed to provide a day of outdoor education for the dependent children of fallen military heroes and children of fallen first responders, known as Gold Star Kids or StarKids.
PSC welcomes Trinity Oaks in bringing the belief that participation in the great outdoors is not only a powerful healing and life-changing phenomenon, it helps children to build skills and self confidence as well as develop mentor relationships. The first annual StarKids’ Legacy Day event is set for Saturday October 5, 2019 at Links at Lands End as a free-of-charge event for the children left behind by a fallen first responder or combat veteran. If you know of such a child, please contact Garry Schnabel at 903-383-2003. Each child, supported by their pre-assigned mentor, will be given the opportunity to experience an exciting day of outdoor education, to share their feelings of grief with other children, and to develop new coping behaviors through their partnership experiences in the areas of fishing, golfing, archery and shooting air rifles. Participation in the 2019 event is capped at forty (40) StarKids ages 10-18. Additionally, if you would like to assist as a Sponsor on Legacy Day, there are levels for one, two or three children which start at $300. You can find out more at PatriotSportingChallenge.org.