Sportsmen for Youth, a non–profit corporation with 501(C)3 status, is a group comprised of many sporting organizations who have pooled their resources to design a free one-day family friendly event to introduce our youth to the great joy and appreciation of outdoor sports.
Each year, our member organizations and many volunteers team together to create a one-day outdoor extravaganza where kids of all ages (and sometimes parents & grandparents too) can experience the outdoors and its many opportunities. This ABSOLUTELY FREE day provides activities, demonstrations, and information from each of our exhibitors. Prize drawings, lunch and gift bags are also provided for all youth (17 years of age & younger) in attendance (while supplies last). In previous years over 2500 youth and 2000 adults have enjoyed this event.
Every participating organization creates a unique educational experience for those in attendance. To highlight past favorites, Michigan Anglers hosts an above ground pond holding live trout, to allow each child the opportunity to go fishing – for real fish! Conservation clubs, the DNR and local 4H organizations bring in live animals, allowing the youth to touch and hold animals of all shapes and sizes. Safari Club International’s Sensory Safari Trailer exhibits animal mounts from around the world – encouraging all to touch and feel the bristles of a Warthog to the smooth silky pelts of the Mink provided by the Michigan Trappers and Predator Callers.