On Dec. 15, 2007 while hunting geese with two friends, Beau Arndt was shot by a road hunter. Only a teenager, this tragic end to Beau’s life lives on in the memories of not only his friends and family but also hunter safety advocates across the state.
After his death, the Beau Arndt Foundation was established to help children and their parents enjoy the outdoors safely.
On Friday, the Beau Arndt Foundation will hold a benefit dinner and auction for local hunting enthusiasts and their families. Unlike other events of this nature, the dinner will be tailored to the youth in the audience. Ducks Unlimited will provide all youth attendees free memberships. Younger guests will also receive duck calls and a variety of other door prizes donated by nationally recognized pro-teams.
Special guest include Howard Avery and the DuckDogWaterfowl Team, Mark Cary and the Fowl Obsession Team, and many others. Adult attendees can bid on a Ducks Unlimited gun, Darton bow, Chipper Jones baseballs, and guided fishing trips. The Beau Arndt Foundation will use all event proceeds to raise awareness about outdoor safety and the importance of experiencing nature as a family.
The doors will open at 5 p.m. at the El Dorado Civic Center. Tickets are $25 for individuals and $40 for couples with all youth (16 and under) free with a paying adult. Tickets are available for purchase at the door or in advance at El Dorado City Hall, 220 E. First St.
For more information visit 360eldorado.com/ events, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 316-321-9100.