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.
Walt Smith - Business Advisor, USSA Advisory Council
Walter D. Smith has been a CPA for over 40 years. He is licensed in Wisconsin and Illinois. Walt began his professional career in 1960 with a national CPA firm head quartered in Chicago.
Subsequently, he worked throughout the world as CFO, Chief Accounting Officer or General Manager of several manufacturing and service companies. In 1983, he founded his own CPA firm in Baraboo, Wisconsin. In November 2004, Smith merged his firm with Wegner LLP to form Smith Wegner, CPAs & Consultants which is located in Baraboo.
As a multi-office firm owner and practicing generalist (by preference), Smith's career has included:
- Tax planning and preparation
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Management advisory services
- Corporate financing
- Tax workouts
- More (with over 40 years of broad experience, you touch lots of bases)
Walt attended Bryant & Stratton College and the Walton School of Commerce from which he graduated with a degree in accounting. He has been an ad hoc faculty member of the UW School of Business for over 15 years. He is a member of the National Speakers Association of Wisconsin and Vice President of the National Conference of CPA Practitioners. He serves on several city, charitable, service organization and corporate boards. His prominence in the profession has long been noted by inclusion in "Who's Who in Finance and Industry" and other "Who's Who" publications.
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Montana Hunting Trip / A note from Caleb's mother following the trip.
"Caleb just got back from his once in a lifetime hunting trip in Montana. Of course, he loved every minute! I got to go with him and I had a great time too. It was exhilarating being there when Caleb shot his first buck and elk! He got both within three day and then topped it off by catching his first northern pike. How lucky is that?
A couple weeks ago I got a call asking if Caleb would like to go on a guided hunting trip. Would he ever! With the help of United Special Sportsman Alliance and Montana Taxidermists Association, it did not take long to have the trip set up. The trip itself was generously provided by the best guides ever at Rocky Point Outfitters in Thompson Falls, Montana. Before we knew it we were on our way. We stayed at a beautiful lodge and got up early every day to go hunting. The scenery there is incredible. He shot his buck on the first day! He did a great job sneaking up on it.
The second day we drove around looking for elk. Caleb was looking at the back of his eyelids a lot (lol). On the third morning he shot a cow elk with a single, perfect shot. It was impressive. It was so exciting, for Caleb and everyone who came to celebrate with us! He got to drive into town to show off his elk and then he rested up for fishing. It wasn't long before he nailed his first Pike. Wow, what a day!
We would like to thank the great folks there at Thompson Falls who made us feel welcome and treated us like family, especially the Haun Family. Caleb couldn't have had a better guide. Thanks Jon! To Craig and the Funky Fish, thanks for being there, celebrating with us, and making it even more special. Wahoooooo!!!"
Tim attended his dream hunt at J & R Outfitters in Indiantown, Florida with wife Lynsey and daughter Cheyenne. Tim's hunt was a GREAT success harvesting a red stag and axis. Tim has been battling a life threatening illness but none of that could impede is spirit on a great hunting trip.
Safari Club International Foundation
Since 2000, SCI Foundation (SCIF) has provided $47 million to conservation, wildlife education, and humanitarian programs around the world. Growth of SCIF has continued to gain momentum through charitable donations from SCI members and direct grants from local chapters and the SCI organization. A recent effort that just completed its fund-raising drive is the Hunter Legacy Fund which is a dedicated funding source for wildlife conservation . This endowment was created by one hundred individuals and corporations, dedicating a pledge of $100,000 to create a $10 million endowment to ensure conservation programs of SCIF will continue long into the future. A similar effort kicked off in 2008 to create an endowment for conservation education.
With recent expenditures exceeding $5 million annually, SCI Foundation has continued to promote science-based conservation through wildlife research, capacity building in governments, youth and teacher education, and humanitarian programs which show the importance of the hunting community in society. A project nearing completion, called the "White Book", will showcase nearly 150 conservation projects where SCIF has made major contributions to the world of wildlife management.
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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.
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