This blog post is about an organization that is near and dear to my heart. The Rick Lawrence Outdoor Sportsman’s Safety Awareness, or RLOSSA for short, is an organization based out of Ralls County, Missouri. Their mission is to promote sportsman safety.
This organization was started after a tragic accident happened to my family. On May 5, 2014, my grandfather, Rick Lawrence, lost his life in a turkey hunting accident which changed our lives forever. Rick was always so passionate about gun safety, so we created this nonprofit organization to honor his legacy and promote awareness to outdoor sportsmen of all ages.
RLOSSA has multiple events each year, such as an annual bass tournament in September, and a wild game cook off in December. These events are always so much fun and are a great environment to not only hangout, but also to learn about sportsman safety.
We also sell t-shirts with the slogan Be Seen, Be Safe, and orange tree bands. With the funds we raise, we go around to 4-H groups and FFA chapters to spread the word about how you can be safe outdoors while hunting, hiking, or even picking mushrooms.