United Special Sportsman Alliance, Inc. (USSA) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit national wish granting charity that specializes in sending critically ill and disabled youth and disabled veterans on the outdoor adventure of their dreams! USSA adventures give our youth and veterans something to look forward to, and help sustain them in their time of need! Families are whisked away from the mundane, man-made world of hospitals, and high medical bills by giving them a place of peace to focus on the quality of life, family ties, and the wonders of our natural world! USSA is composed of a 100% volunteer staff from all walks of life, bonded together by a common love for our fellow mankind and a deep respect and appreciation of our world's natural resources. By working cooperatively with caring "Adventure" donors as well as generous individual and corporate sponsors, USSA has made a significant impact on the lives of thousands of children, disabled veterans and their families. The public's image of all sportsmen is enhanced, through this valuable community service and new lifelong friendships are made! To learn more about USSA read on.
Yancy Miller - Florida State Representative
Yancy Miller was raised without a father to take him hunting and fishing. He spent lot of time in the woods with a local neighborhood boy who introduced him into the great outdoors. From that moment on he found himself very drawn to the sport of hunting and fishing.
He joined the Navy at 18 and went into submarine force division where he served six years. While serving in the military he had a car wreck leaving him an incomplete quadriplegic. He said, "I thought my outdoor days were over, but the Lord still blessed me and I was able to live alone without a nursing care giver". While attending a rehab group he was able to visit with the "Florida Disabled Hunters". This really perked Yancy's interest knowing there were other people with disabilities hunting.
Yancy attended a disabled hunt put on by a local club where he learned about the new ideas out there for special people like him. A friend from his church built a gun mount for his chair, and his sister built a strap from a dog leash to fit on the rifle barrel and around his left wrist to hold the rifle tight. Yancy's trip to a gun smith made the trigger pull easier. Yancy said, "It was all the caring people, great friends, and family's support that got me back into hunting".
It wasn't long and he started taking his 11 yr old nephew hunting with him which really inspired him to getting kids in the outdoors. Yancy said, "I wanted others with disabilities to be able to enjoy the love of outdoors. I want them to know, even though it might take them longer; with a few modifications and some great friends anything is possible".
Yancy learned about USSA by searching online. He said, "After talking to Brigid I was very impressed and amazed at what's being done through the charity and how many thousands of lives are touched". He went on to say, "How often do we say we wish we could do something for someone else? Here's the place where wishes do come true"!
Galations 6:10 "Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers".
Mark 9:37 "Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me, and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me".
Mark 10:12-14 "Some people brought little children to Jesus to have him hold them. But the disciples told the people not to do that. When Jesus saw this, he became irritated. He told them, "Don't stop the children from coming to me. Children like these are part of the kingdom of God".
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2014 Summerfest Event – Resounding success!!
Many thanks to our Committee for their hard work and dedication. They did a great job of running the event and helping instill memories that will last a lifetime.
A very special thank you for the sponsors, donors, exhibitors, anglers, and Saddle Mound Cranberry Marsh who without their support this event would not be possible.
Our primary mission is to positively affect the recreational and commercial deer industry as well as our national hunting and fishing heritage. We believe solid scientific conservation principles must be applied in order to preserve our wildlife resource for the next generation. As past history has confirmed; a joint effort of both the recreational and commercial deer industries will provide the best solution for tomorrow's generation of hunters. In addition, hunting, fishing, and farming of all kinds have suffered unprecedented attacks from animal activism. We are committed to silencing the shrill, uninformed voice of the animal extremist who stands in the way of our vision. Bio-Tec's mission is to promote, unite and facilitate that vision to the best of our abilities and resources!
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USSA is a registered 501(c)(3) national organization; 100% volunteer based. Your "Donation" is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Whether you are a business, an organization, a foundation, a governmental agency, outfitter, landowner, or a private citizen looking to make a difference, USSA has an "option" to make your involvement simple AND rewarding!
Our Sponsor's dollars help USSA meet its numerous operational expenses in addition to playing a greater role in large scale group events. Sponsorship dollars also subsidize travel expenses for our "recipients" to and from the field, license fees, taxidermy expense, and game processing.
II. Donors and Partners
USSA Donors are the "field generals" of our charity. These are the people and operations that are on the front lines, donating hunting, fishing, camping, horseback riding, and water sports adventures to our nations less fortunate sportsmen and women. Our donors are a diverse group. They are our country's land owner's outfitters, preserve owners, fishing lodge owners, boat owners and campground owners to name a few examples. Without their generosity and compassion, USSA would be just another charity. If you have any "outdoor type" service you would like to offer please let us know. If you have any unique outdoor experience you would like to offer, please let us know, and we will post your special opportunity under one of our homepage adventure buttons called "Other Activities". We will then help coordinate the wish for you and your recipient.
Our USSA Partners are organizations and operations that share a common cause and philosophy about human dignity, conservation, and outdoor sports. Partners can contribute valuable services, like media and communications or intangibles like providing a united solid front on key conservation, education and sportsmanship issues. If you would like to become a partner and be listed on our web site, please contact us at: "Contact USSA"
Partner, Donor, Sponsor and Member support is essential to promoting a new era of outdoor sports for the 21st century. A united voice with ALL concerned operations and organizations is crucial to see the mission to a successful end.
If you would like to mail your donation download the Donor Form