2019 Hall of Fame Banquet
The 2019 Hall of Fame banquet will be held on Saturday, August 10th at the Wigwam Resort located in Litchfield Park.
Social hour will begin at 5:30pm followed by dinner at 6:30pm.
The Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation honors individuals, corporations, organizations and/or others who have made significant and lasting contributions to benefit Arizona’s wildlife and who work for the conservation of its natural resources by induction into the WFT Hall of Fame.
Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame 2019
This year’s inductees into the Outdoor Hall of Fame include four outstanding individuals and one outstanding organization. The inductees are: Bob Fletcher, a long-time sportsman-conservationist who has worked on numerous wildlife habitat improvement projects and is a past recipient of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission’s “Wildlife Habitat Steward of the Year” award; Mike Ingram, a dedicated contributor to Arizona’s outdoor heritage, member of many sportsmen's/conservation organizations, and strong supporter of AZGFD’s hunter/angler recruitment and retention efforts; John Koleszar, who has been active as a volunteer, fundraiser, writer and radio co-host, and has served in leadership roles for many sportsmen's/conservation organizations; Richard Williams, an active outdoor heritage advocate whose leadership has led many groups to become involved in furthering the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and the hunter/angler recruitment and retention effort in Arizona; Malpai Borderlands Group, a nonprofit organization that brings ranchers, scientists, and key agencies together and carries out a series of conservation and habitat improvement projects and activities.
Individual tickets are $70. A table of ten (10) is $700. A table of ten (10) with a full page advertising in the color Banquet brochure is $1,200.
To purchase tickets through the mail, download the Ticket form.
Download the Donation Letter if you would like to provide an item for the auction.
For more information or tickets to the banquet, you may also call Rebecca Bouquot (Ticket Chairman) at 602-501-4788 or send her an email at email@example.com
Previous Hall of Fame Award Winners
This major award and induction event was developed in 1998 by the Wildlife For Tomorrow Foundation to honor those who have made significant contribution to the preservation of Arizona’s outdoor heritage. Selections for this award are made annually by the Board of Directors of Wildlife For Tomorrow Foundation.
Recognition is given annually to both individuals and organizations that have worked consistently over many years through political and individual leadership, volunteer service, the mass media, environmental restoration and educational activities on behalf of Arizona’s natural resources.
Previous Hall of Fame inductees include:
Arizona Deer Association
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
Terry and Marge Abbott
Kevin and Patti O’Connell
Senator John McCain
John W. Harris
The Saba Family
Arizona Deer Association – Buckskin Chapter
Sandra S. Froman
William D. “Don” Martin
Dale L. Slocum
Arizona Chapter of Safari Club International
Dave La Morte
National Wild Turkey Federation-AZ Chapter
Antonio (Tony) Perri
Roger (Buck) Appleby
Arizona Antelope Foundation
Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center Volunteers
Michael M. Golightly
Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club
Dr. Robert Ohmart
Mesa Hunter Education Team
Yuma Valley Rod and Gun Club
Duane L. Shroufe
L. V. Yates
Chandler Rod and Gun Club
Representative Jerry Weiers
Arizona Elk Society
Salt River Project
Phoenix Herpetological Society
Senator Robert Cannell
Mogollon Sporting Association
Ron and Sharon Eichelberger
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Rep. Jim Carruthers
The Nature Conservancy In Arizona
David E. Brown
Sherrie Russell Meline
Arizona Ducks Unlimited
Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society
Morris K. (Mo) Udall
Arizona Heritage Alliance
Arizona Public Service Company
Arthur “Bill” Greene, Jr.