The San Angelo Chapter of SCI recently announced Knox Karcher as the first recipient of the chapter’s SCI Foundation Youth Pathfinder hunt. The youth hunt is an extension of SCIF’s Pathfinder program which supports activities that engage disabled, terminally ill, wounded military and veterans in outdoor activities. Often, the reintroduction to nature and hunting helps these hunters find their way to adapt to their life changes and challenges.
Chapter Board Member Allan McClain established the program at the local level in San Angelo, Texas and worked with Chapter President Jimmy Fontenot to create a memorable experience for the first recipient. Knox Karcher was diagnosed with a dopamine deficiency and had been undergoing numerous rehabilitation programs. Throughout it all, Knox’s parents, Janet and Cody Karcher, maintained a positive outlook and involved Knox in their hunts and outdoor adventures.
The Pathfinder program of SCI San Angelo awarded an axis deer hunt at the JL Bar Ranch, taxidermy donated by Mr. Fontenot, and processing donated by J’s Deer Processing.