Thursday, March 23, 2017

Treven Anspach Memorial Fund - Epic 686 Fly Rod Raffle

Lemke Concepts has partnered with Graywolf Rods and Swift Fly Fishing with a stunning Epic 686 build that is being raffled off with all proceeds benefiting the Treven Anspach Memorial Fund.  From tragedy comes a scholarship memorial fund to not only honor the sacrifice that Treven Anspach made but also to help those in need to cover expenses for their continued education.

Tickets are $5 each and donations are being accepted through PayPal.  Please include your name, address, phone number, and email address when you place your donation.  You will be emailed your raffle ticket numbers and a winner of this fly rod will be drawn on May 20, 2017.

From the Treven Anspach Memorial Fund website...

"Treven Taylor Anspach spent his life protecting and defending those who could not. This courage was evident on October 1, 2015 when – after being mortally wounded by gunfire during the Umpqua Community College shooting – he still saved a life, throwing himself on a classmate and shielding her from the attacker. This brave action saved a young lady’s life as the gunman passed over both bodies.

Born on September 15, 1995, in Roseburg Oregon, Treven Anspach lived his entire life in Sutherlin. He attended Sutherlin schools from kindergarten through high school. He was a hard worker and was very family oriented.

While in high school, Treven was a two sport star in basketball and soccer, winning letters for both in all four years. His leadership qualities were apparent, as he was named team captain for both squads as a senior, a year which saw him selected as a first team Far West Basketball and Far West Soccer honorable mention. He was on the 2013 Sutherlin High School basketball team that participated in the state tournament and selected to participate in the 2A, 3A, 4A, OACA All-Star Basketball Series. And for good measure, Treven showed that he also had the smarts to go along with the athleticism, also being recognized as an academic all-star.

After high school, Treven enrolled at UCC to further his education and follow in the footsteps of his father by becoming a fire fighter/paramedic. He had a hard time getting scholarships, but this did not deter Treven. Like all other obstacles, he faced it head on. He worked harder, got a job and was working to put himself through college.

Treven Anspach never quit. Despite obstacles, he always found a way to achieve his goals. And in honor of the fight and courage that Treven displayed, even in the face of death, the Treven Anspach Memorial Fund has been established to reward those who display the “never quit” attitude Treven was known for."

For more information on this fly rod raffle, please visit the Treven Anspach Memorial Fund website along with the Graywolf Rods Blog and Lemke Concepts website.

Good luck.  Someone is going to win a very beautiful Epic 686 and all will be doing good work for buying a ticket or ten.

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