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The weather was perfect for golf on June 18, 2016. Over 36 golfers and many spectating supporters joined us in a fundraising effort for the Wolves Den Boxing Club. After a close 18 holes of competition, Lonnie Wright, Carlyle Ducheneaux, and Wayne Ducheneaux took home the championship; Second place went to Kim Peterson, Geritol Long, and Keith Gesinger; Randy Mink, John Muir, and Jeff Burns locked in third. Pin prizes went to Jared Bourland for Longest Put and Jeff Burns for Longest Drive.
Over $1,400 was donated to the Wolves Den Boxing Club through entry fees, mulligan sales donated winnings and personal donations; a very successful day of golf!
Thank you to all of those individuals who came out and supported the cause. We look forward to doing it all again next year!
The Tiospaye Topa Thunderhawks are just getting started! We're so excited to partner with them in a continued effort this summer to highlight how Thunderhawks can H3LP!
We will be hosting seven Thunderhawks Can H3LP! Days throughout this summer. If you're a Tiospaye Topa Thunderhawk, and you want to take part... Give us a shout!
Meals and snacks will be provided for youth during the day, and we're happy to work with our youth to help coordinate travel schedules to insure all youth can take part in this event! Let us know if you need a permission slip or more information, we're happy to get it for you!
We require that students are RSVP'd by the Monday before each event. You can do so by calling Kelsey @ 605-850-4079; please leave a message if she doesn't answer!
Wow, did we have fun! Nearly 24 total hours of over 40 Thunderhawks horseback! We can not WAIT to keep this partnership growing. Look at those smiles - on the youth, staff, AND horses!
We recently had the Cheyenne River Youth Horsemanship Program out to the place for another horsemanship demonstration, where they showed us the progress they've made in training two of the geldings we donated to them.
Check them out:
Leonard sports a smile as big as his rider...
Youth Horsewoman and Project H3LP! Intern helps Winston through his first experience with a super-sized, lime green ball!
Keep up the great work, everyone! We can't wait to ride with you again!
Project H3LP! had an outstanding turn out at the Rapid City Public Library's Lunch and Learn event, Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Guthrie Ducheneaux, Executive Director, and Kelsey Ducheneaux, Project Director shared the mission of Project H3LP! with close to 40 attendees. Friends of the library shared a meal, followed by laughter, conversations, and feedback on the discussion, centered around Project H3LP!
Sad that you missed it? Well don't worry!
KEVN, Rapid City Fox News was on the scene documenting the event. Take a look at the clip they aired here.
Thank you, again, to all those in attendance, KEVN, and Rapid City Public Library for having us. Extra special thank you to Janet Parr, RCPL for your help in coordinating this event for us, and Hippo Steve Pastiche for providing the meal! We appreciate your support in sharing our message.
Keep on helping!
-Kelsey Ducheneaux, Project Director
Well, it's true!
Project H3LP! is now fully equipped with lights and sand. Now we have an escape from the beautiful elements of South Dakota. It truly couldn't have happened at a better time, because we've got a FULL SCHEDULE of Project H3LP! events heading into this spring.
Want to come check them out? You know we are always happy to invite our friends over to see the place and enjoy the home that Granny and Poppy Ducheneaux built for us.
We've shared four of our prettiest, greatest fillies with some pretty outstanding youth.
We've been doing so by enhancing our friendship with the Cheyenne River Sioux Youth Horsemanship Program. We strongly believe in the work that they are doing, and we have continued to share our good fortune of outstanding bloodlines, thanks to Wayne Ducheneaux I's vision for his herd, in our recent donation to them.
This brings our total number of horses donated to this wonderful cause to 7 (four mares, 3 geldings) and 100 round bales to help feed them! Don't have any horses, but want to donate? CRYHP is in need of the entire community's support. Please let us know if you're interested in joining us in this commitment to our youth. Cheyenne River Youth Horsemanship Program is such a worthy organization. We would be happy to get you in touch.
We know that these four fillies are in wonderful hands, and we can't wait to see the great horses, and youth, that come out of this program!
Have a great day, and keep on helping!
-Kelsey Ducheneaux, Project Director
Project H3LP! will be the featured topic at Rapid City Public Library's Lunch & Learn event on February 17, 2016. If you have any questions about this event, please let Kelsey (firstname.lastname@example.org) know!
See you there!
Well, she was busy promoting a sovereign, stable, and sustainable food supply for Indian Country in the video, "Feeding Ourselves."
"It was an honor, and pleasure, to spend my day with this crew recording such a powerful video. We are continuing the legacy of our peoples," Kelsey shared, "and our job is far from over."
If you are interested in learning more about Tribal food sovereignty and sustainable agriculture in Indian Country, tap into the resources at the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative and the Intertribal Agriculture Council. These organizations are known for working harder and in ways that no one else in all of Indian Country has.
This is a big message that needs to be shared. With social media today, it is as simple as sharing a youtube link. Help us make a difference.
Have you seen Tri-State Livestock's 2015 Fall Cattle Journal? Get your copy and turn to page 83! We are honored to have been featured in this spread and ecstatic to know our message is spreading far and wide! Tell us: what'd you think?
Haven't gotten your copy? Stay tuned! We'll let you know when it is available online!