The Arizona Elk Society is providing a fundraising raffle to benefit three Arizona Non-Profit Charities: The Arizona Elk Society, Wildlife for Tomorrow and Special Olympics Arizona.
The Arizona Elk Society, a 501(c) 3 organization, federal tax EIN 86-1035639, is serving as the primary resource for marketing and promotion for the fundraising raffle campaign. The ‘AES 2020 Polaris® Raffle’ is an opportunity for the public to help raise revenue for the three charities noted below, by purchasing raffle tickets.
Your Raffle Dollars Making A Difference
AND Benefitting These Arizona SECC Non-Profit Charities
Our Designated Charities
Arizona Elk Society
The Arizona Elk Society was founded in 2001 and is committed to benefit elk and other wildlife by conserving and enhancing wildlife habitat in Arizona, protecting sound wildlife management through partnering with government agencies and other organizations and implementing special programs for youth education regarding wildlife conservation, hunting and outdoor activities. The Arizona Elk Society has helped fund habitat improvements on over 1 million acres in partnership with the AZGFD Habitat Partnership Committee, hauled close to 1 Million gallons of water for wildlife in drought-stricken areas, restored and maintained more than 150 wildlife water catchments. The Arizona Elk Society regularly advocates and informs both government organizations and the public about issues concerning wildlife conservation, as well as scientific and biological wildlife and habitat management. Our programs include:
ARIZONA ELK SOCIETY MISSION:
To benefit elk and other wildlife by generating resources for habitat conservation and restoration, and to preserve our hunting heritage for present and future generations.
Wildlife For Tomorrow
Wildlife for Tomorrow was created in 1990 to enhance the management, protection and enjoyment of Arizona’s fish and wildlife resources. The Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works closely with the Arizona Game and Fish Department to provide additional support for projects and education activities where traditional resources are not adequate. Wildlife for Tomorrow’s efforts focus entirely on worthy projects within Arizona and no funds are passed on to national offices or to projects in other parts of the country. Through the Foundation, individuals, businesses and organizations can participate in projects to benefit all of Arizona’s fish and wildlife and the habitats upon which they depend. These projects include habitat improvement, youth and adult education, research and wildlife protection activities.
WILDLIFE FOR TOMORROW MISSION:
Wildlife for Tomorrow exists to accelerate and magnify the impact of Arizona Game and Fish Department’s mission to conserve and protect Arizona’s wildlife and provide safe, ethical outdoor recreation. Wildlife for Tomorrow envisions a future where all Arizonans are fully aware of the state’s majestic and diverse wildlife resources and are engaged in enjoying, conserving and protecting our wildlife forever!
Special Olympics Arizona
In 1975, the hard work and good will of Shriver’s efforts reached Arizona. The first Special Olympics Arizona competition consisted of a one-day Track & Field event with 100 athletes and 20 volunteers. Today, Special Olympics Arizona offers 22 sports, 170 programs in 6 regional areas, and five statewide competitions for the over 16,000 athletes and 12,700 volunteers on an annual basis. We work so that we may realize founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s vision: to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities everywhere, and, in turn, transform the lives of everyone they touch – building a better, more accepting world for all of us.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS ARIZONA GOAL:
Special Olympics Arizona’s (SOAZ) goal is to empower the over 180,000 Arizonans with intellectual disabilities to be healthy, productive, and respected members of society through SOAZ’s year-round sports training, competitions and support programs.