Catch-A-Dream Receives Six-Figure Check from WTU at ATA Show

Whitetails Unlimited Magazine
Summer 2017
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A check for more than $122,000 was presented to the Catch-A-Dream Foundation from Whitetails Unlimited at the Archery Trade Association show last January in Indianapolis.

The Dream Sheds Partnership – a triangular partnership with WTU, Drury Outdoors, and the Catch-A-Dream Program – has succeeded far beyond expectations, according to Whitetails Unlimited President Jeff Schinkten.

“This is the second year a grant in excess of six figures was sent to the Catch-A-Dream Foundation so that they can continue their incredible work providing hunting and fishing experiences to seriously ill children. This is one of the finest organizations out there, and we’re proud to be able to help provide the resources necessary for them to do their good work,” Schinkten said.

The program started when brothers Mark and Terry Drury, who have produced exceptional hunting videos and television shows for more than two decades as Drury Outdoors, approached Whitetails Unlimited with an innovative idea. They had collected a large number of exceptional shed antlers from their properties in Iowa and Missouri, and were willing to donate them to use as a fundraiser for a worthy cause. Working with WTU, they identified Catch-A-Dream as a recipient, and the program came together.

WTU chapters have enthusiastically embraced the program, and the money raised was far beyond anyone’s expectations. “The response from our chapters was stunning,” said Schinkten. “Once they knew this program was for Catch-A-Dream, they really stepped up. This is the second time Terry and Mark have provided the hundreds of outstanding sheds necessary for the program, and the second time our Whitetails Unlimited chapters have stepped up to support this great cause. We’re all thrilled to help fulfill the dreams of these children and their families, at a time when they have incredibly difficult challenges.”

For more information about the Catch-A-Dream Foundation, visit