In late August, for the fifth consecutive year, Newmont and its TS Ranch teamed up with the Nevada Outdoorsmen in Wheelchairs organization to provide an unforgettable outdoor experience in beautiful northern Nevada for three individuals reliant on wheelchairs.
This year’s special guests, including Newmont employee Kerry Tucket, embarked on a five-day adventure of hunting, ATV riding and other activities which provided the group with a look into the life of a true “mountain enthusiast.”
In support of the annual event, Newmont’s TS Ranch provided accommodations for the group at the ranch headquarters. The group also was treated to a tour of Newmont’s Twin Creeks mining operations, where they got a closer look at one of the site’s massive haul trucks, viewed a planned blast in the open pit, and learned more about the modern mining industry and about Newmont’s land conservation and preservation efforts.
In addition to the day, the organization received a check in the amount of $56,775 from Newmont’s employee giving program, the Legacy Fund. The event was filmed for television by Jay Presti of the Blue Collar Adventures program, and the episodes featuring it will air on The Outdoor Channel in October.
The Nevada Outdoorsmen in Wheelchairs organization was founded in 2008 with the vision of “uniting in crafting experiential hunting and outdoor adventures for individuals utilizing a wheelchair.” The group is committed to encouraging individuals to overcome their personal adversity, embrace nature, and take on new challenges and adventures.
This year’s participants were Rebecca Noble from Box Elder, South Dakota; Christopher Chapman from Sparks, Nevada; and veteran Timothy Hall from Hawthorne, Nevada. You can read more about their personal stories here.