Outdoor Adventures Grows in Wisconsin

Posted on: May 31, 2024

The Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation (OTF) is pleased to announce the addition of 35 Wisconsin schools to the Outdoor Adventures program thanks to a recent generous donation from Paul and Joyce Herlitzke and Keith and Marilyn Herlitzke.

The Herlitzkes are unwavering devotees of the great outdoors, united by their passion for hunting, fishing, trapping and a profound commitment to conservation. In a rapidly evolving world driven by technology, they have observed the dwindling access young individuals have to the enriching experiences of hunting, fishing, and other outdoor pursuits. They recognize that without opportunities for outdoor education, the seeds of growth remain unplanted.

Determined to connect kids with the outdoors and create future generations of hunters, anglers, conservationists, and outdoor industry professionals, the Herlitzkes have generously donated the Outdoor Adventures K-12 curriculum and equipment including bows, targets, camp cooking equipment, and fishing gear to the La Crosse, Onalaska, Holmen, and Westby school districts. The establishment of the program in these schools will impact more than 3,500 students every year with a comprehensive outdoor education that teaches life-long skills to enjoy and pass on to others. Outdoor Adventures is also proven to improve social skills and academic accomplishment.

The Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation developed and implements Outdoor Adventures K-12 which is now in nearly 1,400 schools across all 50 states and Canada. The curriculum includes 40 units which are fully customizable according to a school’s location. The OTF is a 501c3 charitable organization (EIN 75-1761481) based in Southlake, Texas. Follow OTF on social media and see more information at GoOTF.com.

For more information, please contact: LeAnn Schmitt, OTF Director of Partnership Development at LeAnn@GoOTF.com.