While I was at my mailbox the other morning, a truck pulled to ask if I worked at the radio station.  The driver of the truck was Jason Bland, president of Trinity Outdoors Disabled Adventures, an organization that helps those with disabilities.

Jason wanted to let me know about an upcoming fundraiser for their organization, one that helps them raise money used to continue their mission of helping people with disabilities.

Trinity was formed as an outreach program of the Acadiana Amputee Support Group.  The vision of Trinity Outdoors Adventures is to provide enough community involvement to see more people with disabilities step out from the usual way of life and step into a new way that can build confidence, uplift spiritually, and give the opportunity to surround themselves with others who are experiencing the same challenges in life.

Our organization supports other non-profits and people who are in need.  With the proceeds from our Bass Classic, we are able to take individuals with disabilities and those struggling in everyday life into the outdoors and help them build confidence, all the while sharing the teachings of Jesus Christ. - Jason Bland

Activities such as tennis, golfing, hunting, fishing, and canoeing, kayaking, camping, hiking, and summer camps has been organized to help bring members together for memorable spiritual experiences of a lifetime. Trinity Outdoors Adventures has volunteers from many parts of of Louisiana that are ready at the drop of dime to lend a helping hand.

When people ask what ages Trinity caters to, Jason answers “There is no age limit. We can cater from 2 years old to 102 years old.  Our mission is to give back, share, encourage, and uplift ANYONE who may be dealing with or have dealt with disabilities."

Upcoming fund raisers for Trinity Outdoor Disabled Adventures  include the 2015 Trinity Outdoors Bass Classic, April 11 at Cabela's in Gonzales (St. James Boat Club in Gramercy is where the Captain's meeting will be held), with a $10,000 First Place Team!  (At Cabela's, there will be a Special Needs and Hooked Kids on Fishing tournament, Revelation Vintage Car and Truck Show along with the Loggers Cup Jambalaya & Pastalaya Cook-Off.  Entertainment includes JT Lewis (Nashville) and Clementine from Brookhaven, Mississippi!)

Another of the events is the Inaugural Don's Wholesale Automotive EPIC Car, Truck & Bike Show along with the Inaugural Barbeque Cook-Off at Blackham Coliseum on June 13, 2015.

Jason tells me that Trinity Outdoors is a Christian-based, registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and that they are transparent (you can see a run-down of what donations came in and what they were used for on their website).

For more information about their mission and upcoming fundraisers, or to make a donation or submit the name of a disabled person you know who would benefit from their services, call Jason Bland at (225) 715-9581, or visit the Trinity Outdoor Disabled Adventure website.


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