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Thompson/Center Hunter-Level Sponsor of 2019 Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt

LARAMIE, WY- Thompson/Center Arms has committed to a hunter-level sponsorship of the
2019 Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt. Outfitting hunters with American-made firearms since
1967, Thompson/Center Arms prides itself on providing firearms that stand up in the toughest
situations and perform when it counts.

In 2016, Thompson/Center Arms donated ten of its Venture series .243 rifles to the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt. This generous donation has enabled the Wyoming Women’s Antelope
Hunt to confidently provide loaner guns to participants each year who do not own a rifle.

“Having the gear that’s required to learn to hunt is one hurdle women experience, and having
loaner rifles available greatly aids the hunt’s ability to bring more newcomers into hunting,”
says Wyoming Women’s Foundation Director, Rebekah Smith.

Many of these new participants have not shot a gun prior to the hunt, and having access to a
Thompson/Center rifle allows them to fully participate in this premier all-women’s hunting
event.

“Thompson/Center Arm’s sponsorship of the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt is something I
look forward to every year,” said Danielle Sanville, Thompson/Center Arms Brand Manager. “We continue to support the Wyoming Women’s Foundation due to our shared belief that their annual hunt provides an amazing opportunity for women in Wyoming and across the U.S. to learn a skill that can provide for their families.”

This year’s hunt will be held Oct. 10-13, 2019 and will bring together more than 40 female hunters from across the nation at the Ranch at Ucross in northeast Wyoming for a weekend of hunting, learning, mentorship and camaraderie, as well as raising funds and awareness for the Wyoming Women’s Foundation.

Please visit the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt webpage at wyomingwomensantelopehunt.org for more information on sponsorship and individual participation, including scholarships. Based on its level of contribution, each sponsor has the opportunity to invite women to hunt at the event. The foundation is also seeking dinner sponsors and in-kind donations for its fundraising auction dinner on Friday, Oct. 11.

About the Wyoming Women’s Foundation

The Wyoming Women’s Foundation is a priority fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation, which granted out over $8 million to nonprofits across the state in 2018. The Women’s Foundation builds on a permanent endowment that will ensure funding to enhance the lives of women and girls in Wyoming for generations to come. It makes grants to organizations that help Wyoming women and girls attain economic self-sufficiency, creates statewide awareness of the barriers to economic self-sufficiency, and supports systems change to eliminate those barriers. Since its inception in 1999, the foundation has invested more than $925,000 into over 100 organizations reaching all corners of the state. Learn more at www.wywf.org.

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