Lone Star Warriors Outdoors (LSWO) was founded by Retired Army and Combat Veteran Chris Gill. Chris has hunted, fished and worked with non-profit organizations offering these outdoor adventures for Wounded Warriors for years. In 2011 we created a program focused on hunting and fishing trying to say thank you to every Wounded Warrior out there. As of 2012 the combined number of combat wounded warriors from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) was over 50,000. This means that there are many Wounded Warriors that have hunted or fished in the past or that have always wanted to hunt or fish and this is their opportunity. It is our goal to get those warriors back out doing what they love and allowing them the time with other combat vets to talk and feel a part of something again, which is why we created Lone Star Warriors Outdoors.
The organization is run by a three member all-volunteer board. This allows us to maximize the use of donations to serve our veterans. We have no paid staff in contrast with other organizations who may serve Veterans in some capacity but whose budget is primarily used to cover fund raising and other administrative costs, over; 99% of your donations goes back to our warriors.
These men and women are our Nation's most treasured asset and we need to say Thank You to them and help them in any way possible. By taking our warriors hunting and fishing we help to promote confidence and promote healing and a sense of belonging. Many of our warriors believe that we do not care; they hear it but do not see it. Help us to honor these modern day heroes today.
Currently LSWO puts on two golf tournaments per year. One is held in San Angelo, Texas in April and the other in Midland Texas in August. We are currently looking to expand to Tyler Texas. Although this is a fund raiser, we do not like to do anything without including the guys that we are raising money to help, so we bring in 6-8 warriors to play on our platinum teams.
To get these players we mostly use another organization called FairwayForWarriors. This is a great organization based out of Florida but also has locations in San Antonio Texas among other cities.
We have a history of working with people providing off shore fishing. This year (2019) we are adding crappie fishing into the mix. This program is currently being worked on, but with several boats and local help we will be able to take 4 to 5 Combat Injured Veterans on a weekend fishing trip. More information will be coming.
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Lone Star Warriors Outdoors is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit Corporation run by veterans. EIN 45-5240432
Lone Star Warriors Outdoors
P.O. Box 131103
Tyler, Texas 75713