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Arizona Elk Society fundraising banquet in Mesa to help youth, veterans, improve wildlife areas


The Arizona Elk Society (https://www.arizonaelksociety.org/) is inviting the public to a night of fun helping Arizona’s elk and other wildlife at the 16th Annual Fundraising Banquet at the Mesa Convention Center on April 8. The banquet will feature a dinner, cash bar, raffles and auctions, plus several surprises. Attendees can bid on Arizona Game and Fish Commission special elk, buffalo or lion tags or a Hualapai Reservation special elk permit, with proceeds going to benefit the species of the tag.

Arizona Elk Society Executive Director Steve Clark said that as the costs of conservation efforts continues to rise, fundraising events such as this are vital to maintain and expand the important work the society does to enhance the quality of wildlife habitat as well as teach the next generation to become responsible stewards of conservation and our national heritage.

“The generous gifts of the community help us maintain key services, especially our wildlife habitat projects,” Clark said. “Thousands of Arizona children have benefited from our various youth projects, camps and scholarship programs.”

Doors open at 4 p.m. on April 8 with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the auction following inside the Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St.

Tickets are $75. Each ticket includes $20 of raffle tickets, if purchased by March 31. All tickets purchased after April 3 can be picked up at will-call window.

Raffle/Auction highlights

  • Commissioner’s Tag
  • Lion Tag
  • Buffalo Tag
  • Hualapai Indian Reservation’s Special Elk Permit
  • World-Class Firearms, Outdoor and Hunting Gear

“We encourage anyone interested in preserving wildlife and habitat, to take action and become involved in supporting the many Arizona Elk Society projects,” Clark said. “So many have given in 2016 and know we can serve even more in 2017 as together we preserve our national heritage.”

For tickets, visit: https://www.arizonaelksociety.org/fundraising/2017-banquet-highlights.

If interested in sponsoring the event, contact Clark at 602-492-5319 or stevec@ArizonaElkSociety.org.

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