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August 04, 2012 @ 5:00pm


Saturday August 4th at DeVos Place

Grand Rapids, Michigan


Doors open at 5:00pm


The Camo Ball is one of West Michigan’s most exciting, and interesting events of the year. Your ticket includes a fantastic experience and tasty steak dinner as well as the chance to win hundreds of exciting prizes through our auction and raffles. This year over a dozen guns are included in the overall prize list. See the complete list of prizes below.


This social gathering brings hundreds of outdoor and hunting enthusiasts together and helps raise funds for the fight against cystic fibrosis. Over a million dollars has been raised in the past twelve years and goes directly to Michigan State University to fund research projects.


So leave the blue suit in the closet and get decked out in your favorite camo. One of the highlights over the years has been the “Best Dressed” camo awards and the creativity that attendees have shown is one of the highlights of the evening.


Call now to purchase tickets!


So come and enjoy:

 Excellent sit down dinner catered by DeVos Place

· Live auctions

· Silent auctions

· Gun raffle games – fun, fun fun!

Find things you won’t find anywhere else! Get deals on hunts you won’t get anywhere else!


All for a great cause; to find a cure for cystic fibrosis!!!

Purchase your tickets here

Tickets are $75.00

or sponsorships (or make a donation), please call

Shane directly at: (616) 446-4612

Or call the office and leave a message: (616) 455-9405

Or email:



Live Auction Items




L1  Original Crl Forslund Painting and Mad Hatter Hat


Ghost Ranch is the title of this original painting created by one of the top pastel artists in the world.  Carl Forslund is one of only fourteen pastel artists in the world to have been honored with the prestigious Masters Circle Award by the International Association of Pastel Societies which represents 53 national societies throughout the world.


In addition to this original painting, the winning bidder will also receive a Mad Hatter Hat.  If you are the highest bidder, you have a one in ten chance of winning a beautiful Henry Big Boy 44 Mag Lever Action!  This is your chance to get in on these great odds for an excellent gun!




Value: $1500 Plus Mad Hatter Hat  Reserve Item        Courtesy of Carl Forslund






L2  Justin Abdelkader Red Wings Signed Jersey


This Detroit Red Wings Left Wing has signed this jersey for your enjoyment tonight.  Early in his career he helped MSU capture the 2007 NCAA Championship, then he played for the Grand Rapids Griffins before becoming a Red Wing.  Now he’s helping raise money to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.




Value: $390                                                         Courtesy of Ken and Amy Nowak






L3  Seven Day South African Safari


If you are lucky enough to be the winner of this safari, the people at Limcroma Safaris will take care of your every need including food, lodging, laundry service and more.  On your safari you will have the opportunity to take one impala, one warthog, and one blue wildebeest.  Limcroma Safaris is situated in the rugged Limpopo Province of the Republic of South Africa.  Professional Hunter and outfitter Hannes Els, founder and owner of Limcroma Safaris, will be your host during your unforgettable seven-day African safari adventure.


Hunt is for one hunter and must be used during the April through October, 2013 season.  Hunter may not be a previous Limcroma client.  Safari does not include air fare to and from South Africa.  This hunt is upgradeable to include more animals, days, hunters and/or non-hunters.


Value: $5,565     Reserve Item                                      Courtesy of Limcroma Safaris




L4  Seven-day All Inclusive Bear Hunt


Picture yourself in Canada hunting black bear on an active bait site.  All your meals and lodging are provided, as well as freezer service and wild game cooler.  You’ll need to help track and carry your beast out of the woods but that will be well worth it when you bring home your trophy.


Non-hunting guest can join you for $700, hunter is responsible for license and bear tag, non-transferable, $700 deposit must be paid upon making reservation (6 months in advance) which will be returned to you upon your arrival.  Certificate expires October 31, 2014. Please see live auction area for further details.




Value: $3000  Courtesy of Neys Lunch and Campground Black Bear Outfitter




L5  Garman GPS


You’ll be sure to find your way out of the woods with this waterproof Garmin GPSMap with electronic compass and basemap with automatic routing capability.  You can also use the BlueChart feature for offshore marine coverage, and the TOPO24K National Parks cartography provides topographic coverage of U.S. national parks and forests.   


Value: $400                                                         Courtesy of an Anonymous Donor




L6  Florida Gator Hunt


Are you a hunter who is looking for an experience of a lifetime?  Looking for a heart pounding, adrenalin rush?  We present to you a truly exciting alligator hunting adventure.  This hunt is for one night of hunting one alligator during the 2012 season (September 10-November 1).    This hunt will take place on a custom 20’ boat.  Bring along a friend because this hunt is for two people, harvesting one gator. 


The recipient of this hunt will be responsible for the care of their gator and processing fee (skin and butcher).  Please allow two weeks’ notice prior to trip for scheduling. Transportation to and from Florida not included. 


Value: $1300    Reserve Item                                  Courtesy of Al Hernandez




L7  NASCAR Package for Two 
This package includes two passes to the Saturday Nationwide race and Sunday’s Sprint Cup Race in Talladega, May 4 and 5 of 2013.  You’ll sit with the guys from Scent-Lok watching the races from the Jordan Outdoor Suite.  We’ll even spring for your stay at the Winfrey Galleria Hotel in Birmingham so you can rest up between the races. 
Transportation to and from Birmingham not included.

Value: $4,000      Reserve Item                      Courtesy of Jordan Outdoor Enterprises






L8  Vancouver Canucks Hockey Club Team-Autographed Jersey


Three-time Stanley Cup finalists, the Canucks support many charities and educational programs.  They are “boarding” cf by lending their support to Hunt for a Cure by donating this jersey signed by the team.  Be sure to bid!




Value: $700                            Courtesy of the Vancouver Canucks Hockey Club




L9  Five-Day African Safari with Trophies Africa


This amazing hunt includes five incredible days of guided plains game hunting for one hunter in fully-equipped hunting vehicles.  While in South Africa you’ll hunt black wildebeest, common springbuck, blesbok and impala.  This package includes pick-up and drop-off from airports, lodging, meals, drinks, trophy handling/skinning, dipping, and transport to a taxidermist in South Africa.


Price does not include airfare.  Guest may be added for additional fee.  Hunt must be used in 2012/2013.  Winner cannot be a previous Trophies Africa client. Hunt may be extended for more than five days.


Value: $4,800      Reserve Item                                                Courtesy of Skip Weller




L10  Mathews Heli-m Bow, Arrow Rest, Quiver


The apex of more than 20 years of Mathews engineering, this bow is the smoothest, quietest, most technologically advanced lightweight bow ever!  The Heli-m features the new advanced GeoGrid riser, Harmonic Stabilizer Lite and lightweight Reverse Assist Roller Guard which produces a super-efficient bow that weighs just 3.5 pounds.  We’ve weighed it down a bit by throwing in a quiver and arrow rest, but you will still be amazed at the feel of this bow.   




Value: $1254                                                                Courtesy of Mathews




L11  Mad Hatter Hat 
By now you’ve seen the Mad Hatter Hats scattered around the Camo ball.  You’ve seen people bid on them in the silent auctions and you’ve seen that there’s one in the hat package.  You have to realize how lucky those other nine people are!  They have a one in ten chance of winning a beautiful Henry Big Boy 44 Mag Lever Action!  This is your chance to get in on these great odds for an excellent gun!




L12  Lake Michigan Fishing Trip for Four
Be prepared to spend a glorious day on the waters of Lake Michigan in a 36’ Trojan Convertible boat docking out of the beautiful Port of Saugatuck.  All fishing equipment is provided, just bring along your license and be prepared to catch your limit.
Winning bidder supplies own food and beverages.  Trip takes place Monday through Friday.


Value: $700                                                                   Courtesy of Bill Meyers




L13  Weekend Getaway at Little Bear Lodge
Located next to the Big Manistee River Corridor between Wellstonand Brethren, the Little Bear Lodge is in the heart of the Manistee National Forest Recreation Area.  This cozy yet spacious cabin has three bedrooms, a full bath and a full kitchen.  Get away and enjoy!
Date must be agreed upon by both parties.  Valid through August 2013.


Value: $200                                                                           Courtesy of Mike Joseph




L14  Photo Safari for Two in Zululand, South Africa


Do you prefer to go hunting with your camera?  You can hunt stunning wildlife for six days as you enjoy the beauty of South Africa on this amazing photo safari.  Meals, a room, and game drives will be ready for you and a friend as you travel to the Zulu Nyala Game Reserve.  Don’t miss out on this trip of a lifetime!


Airfare to and from South Africa not included.  Must be used within two years.  Not transferable.  This item is a 50% donation, half of the amount paid goes to donor.
Value: $4,995              Reserve Item                                 Courtesy of Zulu Nyala