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Reno, Nevada – Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) is pleased to announce that Camron Tribolet of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Louis Riccardi of Nutley, New Jersey are the 2008 Pathfinder Award recipients.  They were formally recognized on January 23, 2009 at SCI’s Annual Hunters’ Convention in Reno, Nevada.

This award is presented to individuals who are faced with overcoming a physical challenge or disability, discovering previously unexplored regions of self-esteem, self-worth, courage, persistence, and determination. The recipients are individuals who have a “never quit” attitude and who are recognized as ambassadors for other “pathfinders” seeking leadership when faced with similar challenges. In honor of this award, SCIF coordinates world-class hunting safaris for the annual Pathfinder Award recipients.

“Hunters who are as passionate and dedicated about hunting as Tribolet and Riccardi should be commended for their hunting achievements, and their perseverance to continue participating in the sport they love should be a testament to all sportsmen and women,” said SCI President Merle Shepard.

“Both of these men represent the qualities that we see in true ‘pathfinders.’  They exemplify the leadership, determination and courage of those with similar challenges and should serve as an example to the entire hunting community” continued Shepard.