SAN ANTONIO (March 11, 2018) —Named after a dedicated solider who overcame the limitations resulting from combat wounds to have a meaningful life after war, the Trinity Oaks is currently accepting nominations for the 2019 Lt. Paul Silber Award. The award recognizes the outstanding achievement in the areas of service to our country, philanthropy, and will recognize a community member who leads by example to fulfill the mission of Trinity Oaks. Although the recipient’s life must reflect the values of Trinity Oaks, they do not need to have been a participant, volunteer, or previously affiliated with the organization’s programs or services.
Each candidate must have served in a live combat zone. This helps them connect and understand the hardships and sacrifices other veterans experience during active duty deployment and coming home. Trinity Oaks wants to honor this process and give hope to all of our returning veterans.
Candidates must also demonstrate consistent volunteerism and service within their own community. Participation in a leadership role with the volunteer situation will be given added weight in the decision making.
Appreciation of nature and a healthy respect for the bounties of our world are a necessary trait for any candidate of the Lt. Paul Silber Award. Support of a conservation or other natural resource focused organization will be highly desirable on an application.
Applicants for the Lt. Paul Silber Award do not have to be affiliated with Trinity Oaks, but they must demonstrate their personal beliefs are aligned with those of the organization including a respect for nature, participation in our outdoor heritage, as well as an appreciation for God and our great country.
If you or someone you know fits these criteria, we encourage you to fill out the application for this highly desired award. Click here for the 2019 nomination form.
Deadline for applications is May 25, and the award will be presented on August 10 at the 7th Annual Trinity Oaks Under the Oaks Gala in San Antonio.
Previous award recipients are Army Sgt. 1st Class Greg Stubbe, Army Sgt. Gary Renick, USMC Sgt. Edgar Stiteler, USMC Master Sgt. Blaine Scott and Army Staff Sgt. Justin Patterson.
About Trinity Oaks
In 2007, San Antonio native Tom Snyder founded Trinity Oaks, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded on the premise that active participation in the outdoors is a powerful, healing, and fundamentally life-changing experience. The organization’s mission is to use hunting, fishing and outdoor activities to make a meaningful difference in the lives of underprivileged kids, terminally ill children and combat veterans. Each year, Trinity Oaks offers at least 50 events at no expense to those who can benefit from once-in-a-lifetime hunting or fishing experiences. For more information on Trinity Oaks, visit www.trinityoaks.org, or call (210) 447-0351. For more information on Thumbtack Ranch, visit https://trinityoaks.org/thumbtack/.