August 2007

Outdoor Hall of Fame Honors Five

PHOENIX - The Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame class of 2007 includes five inductees whose contributions and service have benefited Arizona's fish and wildlife and the habitats upon which they depend.

This major award and induction event was developed in 1998 by the Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation to honor those who have made significant contributions to the preservation of Arizona's wildlife and are selected by the Board of Directors of the Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation.

Recognition is given annually to individuals and organizations that have worked consistently over many years through political and individual leadership, volunteer service, the mass media, environmental restoration, and educational activities on behalf of Arizona's natural resources.

The newest class for induction includes the Arizona Elk Society, Paul Berquist, Tom Mackin, Representative Jerry Weiers , and Beth Woodin.

The group will be honored at an induction banquet.  Social hour begins at 6 p.m. and dinner begins at 7 p.m. on Aug. 24 at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Tickets to the induction ceremony are $70 each and are available by writing the Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation at 4476 N. 155th Ave, Goodyear, AZ 85338 or by calling the foundation at (623) 204-2130.

Wildlife for Tomorrow was created in 1990 to enhance the management, protection and enjoyment of Arizona's fish and wildlife resources. The foundation is an independent 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that works closely with the Arizona Game and Fish Department to provide additional support for projects and education activities where traditional resources are not adequate. Wildlife for Tomorrow's efforts focus entirely on worthy projects within Arizona, and no funds are passed on to national offices or to projects in other parts of the country. The Foundation does not participate in or attempt to influence regulatory, management or legislative decisions nor does it take a position on controversial or value-sensitive issues. Its single purpose is to support important and worthy projects that make a difference to the wildlife and people of Arizona.