LARAMIE, WY – 2018 marks a new chapter for Weatherby, Inc. as the company will be relocating to Sheridan, Wyoming. Already, Weatherby is engaging with the community by committing to aHunter-level sponsorship for the 2018 Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt at the Ranch at Ucross near Sheridan, Wyoming. Weatherby is also donating their women’s-specific Vanguard Camilla bolt action rifle for the event’s live auction, following their auction donation of a Camilla in 2017.
Founded in 1945 by Roy Weatherby in South Gate, California, Weatherby, Inc. is an American firearms company that prides itself on craftsmanship, reliability, and safety. They are known for their rifles and hyper-velocity magnum cartridges that are as accurate as they are powerful.
Brenda Weatherby, Director of People and Culture at Weatherby, participated in the 2017 Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt and will be on hand to volunteer at this year’s hunt. Weatherby, Inc’s continuing sponsorship and participation in the hunt aids in the success of the event by raising funds toward WYWF’s goal to improve the economic self-sufficiency of women in the state and provide mentoring opportunities for new women hunters. Weatherby sees the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt as a complement to the Women of Weatherby campaign, whose mission is to empower and inspire the dreams of all women hunters and shooters.
“After last year and my introduction into the annual Women’s Antelope Hunt, I can’t even picture not being involved. It is a beautiful event about women supporting each other and having a tremendous opportunity to try hunting for themselves. And to top it off, it’s a really fun time,” said Weatherby. “Now that Weatherby is located in Sheridan, it is completely natural for us to take our involvement beyond mere attendance. The vision of the Wyoming Women’s Foundation mirrors what we have done with our Women of Weatherby campaign and really the heart behind introducing to the market a specifically designed rifle for women.”
This year’s hunt will be held Oct. 11-14, 2018 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. 12.
About the Wyoming Women’s Foundation
The Wyoming Women’s Foundation is a priority fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation, which granted out over $6 million to nonprofits across the state in 2016. 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 $880,000 into almost 100 organizations. Learn more at www.wywf.org