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The Nexstar Legacy Foundation was recently the recipient of a large donation resulting from contributions made by a hunting trip organized for Nexstar Network members and hosted by CEO Jack Tester. The contributions help to fund the Nexstar Legacy Foundation’s ongoing scholarships to students and military veterans.

All Nexstar members were invited to attend, but the limited number of spots for the trip filled up quickly. Part of the fee for this special hunting trip was a $1,000 donation to the Nexstar Legacy Foundation. Jack Tester was joined by 13 Nexstar members, generating an impressive $14,000 scholarship contribution.   

Participating Nexstar Members

  • Mike Enright & Hunter Enright – AAA Service Plumbing Heating Electrical (Colorado)
  • Neal Ross – NH Ross (New York)
  • Mike Bergstrom & Dan Berstrom – Thornton & Grooms (Michigan)
  • Dave Waldenberg – Central Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical, Inc.
  • Dave Geiger, Kyle Geiger, Chris Dicampli, Tim Humphreys – Horizon Services (Pennsylvania)
  • John Gennaro -Red Cap Plumbing & Air (Florida)
  • Bob Kamin – Lazer Electric (Iowa)
  • Wyatt Tucker – Parks HVAC (North Carolina)

A South Dakota Adventure

The trip was guided by Northern Plains Outfitters, which took the Nexstar group to South Dakota, renowned for its prime pheasant hunting. This area of the country creates a perfect environment for these majestic birds, with its impressive grasslands, sloughs, and creek bottoms.

The area where the Nexstar group hunted ranks as one of the top pheasant-producing areas in all of the United States. Hard hit by a severe drought and habitat-damage from the previous year, it’s estimated that this year’s number of pheasants would be only about half of last year’s levels.

That turned out not to be a problem for the Nexstar hunting party. Everyone went home with plenty of pheasants, as well as their fair share of adventure stories.

The Biggest Catch

The hunt’s most admirable trophy was the $14,000 donation to the Nexstar Legacy Foundation. Founded in 2005, the Foundation is dedicated to attracting talented individuals to the heating, air conditioning, and electrical industries.

“It’s interesting to think that the scholarship funds generated by this hunting trip could result in future employees for the Nexstar members who contributed to be a part of this outing,” said Kate Cinnamo, the Foundation’s executive director.

Cinnamo will use the donations to fund scholarships for students who discover the benefits of a career in the trades by coming to the Explore the Trades website. Scholarships are also made available via the Foundation’s Troops to Trades outreach to veterans, National Guard, and Reserve members who are interested in exploring a career in the trades.