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Dinner with Kris “Tanto” Paronto & HSCF Hunting & Photo Awards
May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, May 4, 2023
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Houston Racquet Club
10709 Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77024
Kris, or “Tanto,” as he is known in security contracting circles, is a former Army Ranger from the 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment and private security contractor. He also worked with the U.S. government’s Global Response Staff, conducting low profile security in high threat environments throughout the world.
Kris was part of the CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack on the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, helping to save over 20 lives while fighting off terrorists for over 13 hours. His story is told in the book 13 Hours, and in the major motion picture of the same name. Today, he is a security and military consultant and founder of the 14th Hour Foundation, a nonprofit created to help military veterans, first responders, government security contractors, their families and other foundations with grants to assist in everything from mortgage payments, everyday bills and tuition.
Bringing valor, compassion, and authenticity to the stage, Kris shares the unforgettable story of the brave individuals who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi and risked their lives for the greater good of the world, along with key takeaways on leadership and teamwork that can be applied in any environment.
In his latest book, The Patriot’s Creed: Inspiration and Advice for Living a Heroic Life (October 2019), Kris reveals the values and creed shared by special forces for self-improvement and living a purposeful life.
Become an Awards Sponsor Today!
Your support makes it possible for the Houston Safari Club Foundation to continue its vital efforts in education and conservation.
To learn more, contact [email protected].
Your contribution helps HSCF raise funds to support its mission – preserving the sport of hunting through education, conservation, and the protection of hunters’ rights. Items like hunting expeditions, firearms, artwork, jewelry, trips, and sporting accessories (to name a few) are big hits in our auctions!
HSCF Photography Awards: 2023
New Categories! New Prizes! New Dates!
Share your best visual memories of experiences in the great outdoors. Send us your photos which best represent wild places and wild adventures. Entrants must be an HSCF member when the photo was taken to enter. Winners to be acknowledged at our annual awards event. The winners of each category will receive a trophy and a $50 Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s gift card. The entry deadline is March 1st of each year. Winners will be acknowledged at the HSCF awards event scheduled for May of 2023.
$10 entry fee for each photo entered.
HSCF Hunting Awards: 2023
Celebrate your hunting memories and achievements in our annual hunting award contest. Awards are presented in several categories. Entrants must be an HSCF member when the animal was taken to enter. The entry deadline is March 1st of each year. Winners will be acknowledged at the HSCF awards event scheduled for May of 2023.
$25.00 per entry.
HSCF Conservationist of the Year Award
Each year, the Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) honors an exceptional champion of conservation through its HSCF Conservationist of the Year Award. This award recognizes individuals or organizations exemplifying a true servant’s heart for conservation. Nominees are considered for their conservation works related to education, advocacy, legislation, policy, environmental activities, and the protection and preservation of wildlife and habitat.
Nominations may be made by and for individuals or organizations. The HSCF Board of Directors will make the final selection of the award winner. No monetary award will be given to the recipient of the award. Nominations are due by November 1st of each year. The winner will be recognized for this achievement with the presentation of this award at our annual convention.
HSCF Hunter of the Year Awards
Each year, HSCF recognizes the highest achievers in the categories of Male, Female, and Youth hunters. Prospective recipients must submit their application by November 1st of the year prior to the HSCF Worldwide Hunting Expo & Convention The winners will be recognized for this achievement with the presentation of this award at our annual convention.
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1st.
HSCF Outfitter of the Year
The Outfitter of the Year is recognized by HSCF members and peers as being passionate about their occupation and conservation. The candidate demonstrates excellence in customer service, reliability, and performance and is a consistent supporter of HSCF and its mission. Prospective recipients must submit their application by November 1st of the year prior to the HSCF Worldwide Hunting Expo & Convention. The winner will be recognized for this achievement with the presentation of this award at our annual convention.
HSCF Hunting & Photography Award Winners: 2022
Congratulations to all the winners!
Click below for the 2022 HSCF Award Winners.