Outdoorsmen coming together for a great cause.

The 2018 Average Hunter St. Jude Auction is in the books and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

Every year when I put on this fundraiser supporting St. Jude Children’s Hospital, I have two goals. That is to bring a great collection of items from all over the outdoors industry that everyone can find something that interests them and of course, to raise as much money I can for the kids of St. Jude. This year I met both those goals and then some.

With items from all over the hunting, fishing and general outdoors, it turned out to be a great collection of items that you all supported very well. I had a goal when this was started to be able to give $7500 to St. Jude.  With all the support of the auction bids, the raffle tickets and the very gracious support of the sponsors, we were able to give a total of $8350.00 to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  That far exceeded my goal.

How your support helps:

  • Thanks to committed donors like you, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
  • St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.
  • One child saved at St. Jude means thousands more saved worldwide

I can’t say thank you enough for everyone’s support on this and really can’t thank the sponsors enough.  Next time you’re in the need for some new gear, I hope you can give some extra thanks and use one of the sponsors. They deserve a lot of credit.

Thanks again and again, Matt.

Obsession BowsJana WallerRinseKit
Ramcat BroadheadsJulie McQueenRocky Boots
Trophy TakerLit Coolers, LLCScentlok
Badlands PacksLivingston LuresSee3d Camo
Bass 2 BillfishLonewolf TreestandsSitka
Big FrigLVE DecalsSkeleton Optics
Big Game StandsHabit OutdoorsSkull Hooker
Black Rifle CoffeeMarkhor HuntingSlumper Seat
Boss Buck Inc.MathewsSole Scraper, LLC
Bowhunter Box ClubMDT TacSpypoint
Browning Trail CamerasMoose RacingSt. Croix Rods
BuckmastersMoose UtilitiesStanley PMI
Cowboy Coffee ChewMr. HeaterTooth of the Arrow Broadheads
DSG OuterwearMTN OPSTreadWright
Favorite RodsMuddy OutdoorsVortex
Feel It Reel ItN1 OutdoorsWeatherby
Fifty One 7 TungstenNew Breed ArcheryWiebe Knives
Girls With GunsNightforceWilderness Athlete
Grand TrunkOutright Hunting Products, LLCWildlife Research Center, inc.
HÆLEUMPhone SkopeWise Seats
Havalon KnivesQuietKatWomens Outdoor News
HillJackedRaptoRazor, LLCWOO Tungsten
HuntVaultRaw WatchesWoolx


  • Donna Smith March 26, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    You deserve a thanks for doing it! I’m blessed I have never had to use them, but I did have to stay at a Ronald McDonald House years ago.

  • Dennis Bigelow June 9, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    This was my first year to get in on the auction. There was so many great companies with amazing products. I was able to win 3 different packages in the auction. But to me the best part of it was helping St. Jude hospital. And Id also like to thank you Matt for all your time and effort you put into this to make it happen. God bless you


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