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SCI Foundation Honors Two Pathfinders

SCI-foundation SCIFTucson, AZ – Joseph Hosmer, President, Safari Club International (SCI) Foundation, is pleased to announce 2014 Pathfinder Award recipients Tommy Clack and Brian Gliba. Tommy and Brian will be recognized at SCI’s 43rd Annual Hunters’ Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 6, 2015.

“It is so important that extraordinary sportsmen like Tommy and Brian are recognized for their outstanding achievements and continued support of our hunting heritage,” said Joe Hosmer, SCI Foundation President.

Tommy Clack, from Mansfield, Georgia, attained the rank of Captain in the Army. During his tour in Vietnam in 1969, a rocket propelled grenade explosion caused him to lose three limbs, among other injuries. Not to be deterred by his injury, and over 65 surgeries, Tommy was determined to be independent. He has become an inspiration to others. He has written and published more than 500 guest columns and has traveled as a national speaker publicly supporting hunters’ rights and the second amendment. He has given over 100 speeches each year in all 50 states and in foreign countries. Tommy shoots, hunts, and fishes year-round and reads constantly to stay educated and current in military history and data.


Brian Gliba was born in Maple Heights, Ohio and currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Brian was injured while serving in Iraq in 2005 when an IED exploded in his HUMV, breaking his neck, causing spinal and brain damage, and other injuries. Wanting to support fellow veterans, he created Project Wounded Ego, an organization that provides a “psychological photography service” for wounded veterans suffering from PTSD, where photography is used as a coping mechanism. His best bud and soul mate is his 12 year old St. Bernard service dog, Zeus.

SCIF coordinates world-class hunting safaris for the annual Pathfinder Award recipients. This award is presented to individuals who are faced with overcoming a physical challenge or disability that is otherwise capable of interfering with a routine way through life; he or she must discover previously unexplored regions of self-esteem, self-worth, courage, persistence, and determination. The recipient is someone who has a “never quit” attitude and who is recognized as an ambassador for other “pathfinders” seeking leadership when faced with similar challenges.

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Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that funds and manages worldwide programs dedicated to wildlife conservation, outdoor education, and humanitarian services. Since 2000, SCIF has provided over $47 million to these causes around the world. Visit for more information.


Hornady Manufacturing Teams with Safari Club International Foundation to Present First Ever Beretta Conservation Leadership Award

Hornady Manufacturing Teams with Safari Club International Foundation

to Present the First Ever Beretta Conservation Leadership Award 


H_Logo_Lowercase_Spot SCI convention SCITucson, AZ – Joseph Hosmer, President, Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) recently announced that Hornady Manufacturing, world leader in bullet, ammunition, reloading tool and accessory design and manufacture, has joined with other outdoor industry leaders in support of the Inaugural Beretta Conservation Leadership Award Gala – a global celebration and opportunity to recognize hunting conservationists.

“We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to support the Beretta family in honoring the often unsung heroes who do so much to support wildlife for the benefit of all.” Steve Hornady, President, Hornady Manufacturing.

The award will honor those unique individuals that represent the ultimate embodiment of the hunter-conservationist philosophy. Winners will not only be required to have extensive hunting experience, but will also be required to have contributed generously to Conservation, Education and Humanitarian Services efforts in both time and financial resources.

The winner will be announced and award presented on February 3, 2015, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The evening will feature the 2015 Beretta Conservation Leadership Award Ceremony; Jeanne Robertson, humorist; J. Alain Smith, emcee; celebrity speakers; and an elite live auction, featuring a firearm donated by Beretta USA and many other one-of-a-kind items.

Don’t miss this event – it will be one to remember. Proceeds support the wildlife conservation and education mission of SCI Foundation.

For more information or to make your reservations, contact Kimberly Byers at – (520) 620-1220 ext. 322 or Stephanie Carabeo at – (520) 620-1220 ext. 268. 

Safari Club International Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that funds and directs worldwide programs dedicated to wildlife conservation and outdoor education. Any contribution may tax deductible under Internal Revenue Code section 170(c) as a charitable contribution to the extent permitted by law. Tax deductible amount of gift is reduced by the “Fair market Value” of any goods, services, or advantages that a sponsor receives for the donation.

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Attendees of the 2015 SCI Hunters’ Convention will have the opportunity to stop by booth #3155 and watch international award-winning wildlife artist and 2011 SCIF Conservation Artist of the Year Joshua Spies at work painting his latest masterpiece. Spies paints through real life experiences and travels the globe hunting and photographing wildlife.


Spies is a dedicated conservationist and through his artwork has helped raise millions of dollars worldwide for this effort. He is a life member of the Grand Slam Club, Foundation for Wild Sheep, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Pheasants Forever, Safari Club International, Ducks Unlimited, Dallas Safari Club and ISHA. He is also a member of Whitetails Unlimited, Mule Deer Foundation, Delta Waterfowl and the National Rifle Association.


“I look forward to the SCI Hunters’ Convention every year,” said Spies. “It’s great to see old friends and meet new people when they stop by and visit our booth.”


Spies is a past winner of the Federal Duck Stamp competition, and Wildlife Art Magazine named him one of the top 16 wildlife artists. He currently lives and paints in Watertown, South Dakota with his wife and their two sons.


To attend the 2015 SCI Hunters’ Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, register here:


SCI first for huntersAbout the SCI Hunters’ Convention:

Safari Club expects upwards of 24,000 international hunters to visit

Las Vegas, Nevada, February 4-7, 2015. The SCI Hunters’ Convention represents

the largest and most successful event to raise money for advocacy to protect hunters’ rights. The 2015 Hunters’ Convention will be the largest in the organization’s history with nearly a million square feet of exhibits and 2,500 vendors.

Register here:


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Joining Safari Club International is the best way to be an advocate for continuing our hunting heritage and supporting worldwide sustainable use conservation, wildlife education and humanitarian services.



Safari Club International – First For Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI has approximately 200 Chapters worldwide and its members represent all 50 of the United States as well as 106 other countries. SCI’s proactive leadership in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs, with the SCI Foundation and other conservation groups, research institutions and government agencies, empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation. Visit the home page

or call 520-620-1220 for more information.

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