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Sporting Chance
About Us
Showing off a deer from the hunt!
Sporting Chance was started in 1995. We are registered as a North Dakota volunteer based non-profit charitable organization. Our objective is to provide outdoor recreational activities for people with disabilities. We accept the challenge to take individuals, with a disability, into the field for an opportunity that they would not otherwise have.

Sporting Chance Bylaws (document)
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Bylaws of Sporting Chance as executed on June 1, 1999.

Meet the Board of Directors

These are some of the familiar faces that you will see around most of our events.

Papa Smurf with his catch!
President: Bryan Haag

My name is Bryan Haag I am currently the president of Sporting Chance.
My family consists of my wife Denice, son Matt and four dogs.
I work at the Tesoro Refinery in Mandan. I started out working with the group volunteering with the bow hunting that takes place on the Tesoro property "North Forty",
I am an avid hunter and fishermen. However, in December of 2005 I ended up seriously hurt in an accident that left me unable to hunt and fish the way I normally did. This was a big wakeup call for me. I am one of the lucky ones who can pretty much do everything the way that I did in the past with few adaptations. The realality of not being able to do this opened my eyes to what goes on with the Sporting Chance organization, I just love seeing the smiles and tears on the faces of the people we help with their "sporting chance".

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Phone: 701-400-9315

Vice President: Jon Bergstad

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JR Kasper
Secretary: JR Kasper

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Phone: 701-226-6578

Cool Dude!
Treasurer: Erich Kroh

Hi, my name is Erich Kroh. I am currently the treasurer of Sporting Chance.

My family consists of my wife, Geraldine; daughter, Alexandra; and my son, Jackson.

I have been a member with Sporting Chance for the last 8 years or so. I have held the treasure position for the last 2 years. I am actively involved in all of Sporting Chance's events through out the year. If I am not writing the checks to buy the food you can find me behind the grill cooking up the meals at one of our many events throughout the year.

Email Erich
Phone: 701-425-4074


Director: Stan Thompson

I became involved with Sporting Chance a few years ago to get my son active in what Sporting Chance has to offer. I have been on the board for two years and have helped with almost all events that Sporting chance holds. I am married to Deb and have two sons Matthew (19) and Alex (15), we also have two cats Big Jake and Joe Friday. Sporting Chance is a great group to work with and has given me the opportunity to meet some great individuals and help them with hunting , fishing and many other activities that they would not normally be able to participate in on their own. Things that I enjoy doing when I am not working are spending time with my family, racing, working on cars.

Email Stan
Phone: 701-400-0569

Director: Brian Burlingame

One of our biggest members (Brian) that will be remembered by all.

So in honor of Brian we are naming the pheasant hunt in his name to always be remembered.

So please come and help us honor him !


Dan Avard
Director: Dan Avard

I got involved with Sporting Chance after a car accident in which I was paralyzed. It helped me enjoy the things that I did before my accident and things that I never did before. I have two kids Kaitlyn and Brenden. I enjoy hunting, fishing, water and snow skiing. The thing I enjoy the most about Sporting Chance is helping others to enjoy what I have enjoyed through Sporting Chance.

Email Dan
Phone: 701-391-4857