Sportsmen’s Banquet 2019
October 8 @ 5:00 am - 9:00 pm EDT
Food…Fellowship…Inspiration…and great prizes
New Hope is excited to announce that Adam Ray will be the featured speaker at this year’s sportsmen’s banquet!
Come hear Adam speak about his outdoor adventures, enjoy a world-class meal, rub shoulders with other area sportspeople, and maybe even win some nice prizes!
Doors open at 5:00pm for you to check in and enter the drawings throughout the building. Dinner starts promptly at 6:30, followed by tales of outdoor adventure by Adam, and then giveaways. You’ll be back on the road with a warm heart, a full belly, and perhaps some new toys by 9:30. Men, women, and young outdoor enthusiasts are all welcome.
Adult tickets are $55 and youth tickets (age 8-17) are $40. Not recommended for youth under 8-yrs-old.
Tickets available online only. Buy your tickets now.
Adam lived in a small town in Indiana until the age of nine. The occasional sighting of a deer spawned dreams of one day becoming a big game hunter. In the meantime, he busied himself fishing and pursuing small game, harvesting his first rabbit at the age of five. It was in those early days that a passion for the outdoors was kindled – only to continue growing until the present. When he was nine, his family moved to Lansing, Michigan. Due to regulations, his hunting was put on hold until the age of twelve. Adam and his dad hunted small game and continued the pursuit of fishing until, at age fourteen, a man in their church decided to take them deer hunting “up north.” Since then, Adam has harvested 59 whitetails with a bow and 43 with a firearm. He has taken two black bears in Manitoba, hunted six states, and has also taken a large eight point in Saskatchewan, Canada. His largest bow buck to this date is a 152” twelve point shot in Indiana. He has taken six Michigan deer that qualify for Pope and Young and 14 that qualify for Commemorative Bucks of Michigan.
As the director of Hunting the Harvest, Adam has the priveledge of bringing together two of his greatest passions, the Gospel & Hunting. This ministry utilizes archery camps, Wild Game dinners, social media platforms, and group hunts for the furtherance of the Gospel.
Adam currently serves as the Spiritual Life Director at Lexington Christian Academy and has the opportunity weekly to speak to over 1100 students. He and his wife, Rachel, have been married for 19 years and have three children.