Sportsman’s challenge aims to identify Cache Valley’s top outdoorsman and raise money for youth program

Who is the best outdoorsman in Cache Valley? That question could be answered on Saturday, May 24 at the first-ever <a href=”http://cachevalley.younglife.org/Pages/The-Sportsman%27s-Challenge-032014-113612.aspx” target=”_blank”>Cache Valley Sportsman’s Challenge</a>. The event is hosted as a fundraiser by <a href=”http://cachevalley.younglife.org/Pages/default.aspx” target=”_blank”>Cache Valley Young Life</a> and it will be held at Sportsman’s Paradise in Paradise.

Dan Moak is area director for Cache Valley Young Life, an organization he said is impacting lives of middle school and high school aged kids. He said proceeds from the Sportsman’s Challenge will help this effort and will also be exciting.

“It’s a one-fly fly fishing tournament in a place that normally not all of us can fly fish,” Moak explained on KVNU’s Crosstalk program Thursday. “There’s also a sporting clays tournament. There will also be a continental shotgun shoot. So we’re providing all the ammunition so people can participate in that.”

Moak said besides the fishing and shotgun shooting, there will be some archery events taking place as well.

“We’ll have 3D targets. We’re setting up a course that they can walk through in the woods. You get to come out, get lunch, a trout dinner with a banquet at the end with awards.”

Moak said he was a freshman in high school when he first got involved in Young Life.

“I had no friends and I was lonely. A Young Life leader sought me out and became a friend of mine and I went through some tough stuff in high school but the relationship I had with my Young Life leader was key in me turning my life around. And really he connected me with friends, with love, but more importantly with God.”

Moak said people can support Young Life by attending the day’s competition, providing a donation or attending the dinner for $20. For more information, call 757-6209.

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