On Saturday night, hundreds of Oklahoma sportsmen and sportswomen will be honoring military veterans.
Hunters and anglers in Oklahoma are reaching out to reaise awareness and much-needed revenue for Oklahoma’s Mid-America Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America.
The MAPVA is comprised of men and women who advocate for disabled veterans (many of who are disabled veterans themselves.
“Hunters and anglers appreciate the sacrifice,” said Ron Black, founder of WILD Oklahoma – a hunting and fishing television and radio show.
“Without our men and women in the military, we wouldn’t have our right to keep and bear arms, nor would we be able to participate in the oudoor activities we so love,” said Black, one of the organizers of the event and a U.S. Navy veteran.
”It’s time for us to pay tribute to them,” he said.
The PVA Celebration begins at 4 p.m. at the Del City VFW Hall. The event will include food, beverages, face painting for the kids, door prizes and a live auction with items ranging from a Buster Bass boat, guided hunting trips and a trip to Las Vegas, Nev.
Several elected officials are scheduled to attend, including U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater and other state lawmakers. Radio legend Mike McCarville will be one of the guest speakers.
Proceeds from the event will got the Mid-America Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America.