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Showing off a deer from the hunt!
Sporting Chance was started in 1995. We are registered as a North Dakota volunteer based non-profit charitable organization. Our objective is to provide outdoor recreational activities for people with disabilities. We accept the challenge to take individuals, with a disability, into the field for an opportunity that they would not otherwise have.







Sporting Chance Bylaws (document)
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Bylaws of Sporting Chance as executed on June 1, 1999.

Meet the Board of Directors

These are some of the familiar faces that you will see around most of our events.

Papa Smurf with his deer!
President: Bryan Haag

Hello,
My name is Bryan Haag I am currently the president of Sporting Chance.
My family consists of my wife Denice, son Matt and four dogs.
I work at the Tesoro Refinery in Mandan. I started out working with the group volunteering with the bow hunting that takes place on the Tesoro property "North Forty".

I am an avid hunter and fishermen. However, in December of 2005 I ended up seriously hurt in an accident that left me unable to hunt and fish the way I normally did. This was a big wakeup call for me. I am one of the lucky ones who can pretty much do everything the way that I did in the past with few adaptations. The realality of not being able to do this opened my eyes to what goes on with the Sporting Chance organization, I just love seeing the smiles and tears on the faces of the people we help with their "sporting chance".

Email Bryan
Phone: 701-400-9315

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Vice President: Sue Caron

Hello! I'm Sue Caron I've been with Sporting Chance since June of 2014. I was a Board Member in 2016 and now I'm the Vice President. I enjoy helping people and watching them accomplish great things!







Email Sue
Phone: 701-391-3808


JR Kasper
Secretary: JR Kasper

I have been involved with Sporting Chance since 2000, and have been the club secretary since 2003. I have two children; my son Seth, and daughter Abby, and two German Short-haired Pointers that need a closer eye on them then Seth and Abby did when they were two. In my free time you can find me in the great outdoors of ND.

I became involved with Sporting Chance while searching for an adaptive means to spend sometime in the great outdoors with my son. Our first event we attended was Escape to the Lake adaptive waterskiing held at Nelson Lake. Seeing the smile not only on my sons face but all the other participants and volunteers alike made me want to be a part of providing those smiles to others.

Email JR
Phone: 701-226-6578

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Treasurer: Erich Kroh

Hi, my name is Erich Kroh. I am currently the treasurer of Sporting Chance.

My family consists of my wife, Geraldine; daughter, Alexandra; and my son, Jackson.

I have been a member with Sporting Chance for the last 8 years or so. I have held the treasure position for the last 2 years. I am actively involved in all of Sporting Chance's events through out the year. If I am not writing the checks to buy the food you can find me behind the grill cooking up the meals at one of our many events throughout the year.

Email Erich
Phone: 701-425-4074

Board Member: Ray Barchenger

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Board Member: Stan Thompson

I became involved with Sporting Chance a few years ago to get my son active in what Sporting Chance has to offer. I have been on the board for two years and have helped with almost all events that Sporting chance holds. I am married to Deb and have two sons Matthew and Alex, we also have two cats Big Jake and Joe Friday. Sporting Chance is a great group to work with and has given me the opportunity to meet some great individuals and help them with hunting , fishing and many other activities that they would not normally be able to participate in on their own. Things that I enjoy doing when I am not working are spending time with my family, racing, working on cars.



Paul with pheasants
Board Member: Paul Meyer

I'm 34, married with two kids. I've been with Sporting Chance since 1999 when I was a teenager. My mom got me involved with it because she knew Bob Gibbons who was heavily involved at the time. The first event I ever attended was a pheasant hunt out at YCC.

Matt with his catch
Board Member: Matt Grensteiner

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Board Member: Tonya Meyer

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Lexie
Media Specialist: Lexie Kroh

Hi, I'm Lexie Kroh. I have been volunteering with Sporting Chance for several years. As Media Specialist, I manage the Sporting Chance Facebook Page and the Sporting Chance Website. I am also actively involved in helping with the Annual Banquet and creating the Photo Slideshows.

If you have any questions regarding the website or Facebook page, I can be reached at lexiekroh10@gmail.com.