Wounded Warriors Ice Tourney helps save veterans

Staff Writer
Devils Lake Journal
Kristoffer “Kris” Schneider shared his story at the banquet for the 5th annual Wounded Warriors Guide Services Ice Tournament.

The Wounded Warriors Guide Service Ice Tournament held this past weekend helps provide hunting and fishing for wounded veterans.

According to one veteran who shared his story, Kristoffer “Kris” Schneider, who was seriously injured while serving overseas, shot in the leg and the head by a terrorist, the outdoor excursions helped save his life.

“This organization saved me,” he told the crowd at Saturday’s banquet at Woodland Resort. “This is important, I promise you, this is healing.”

Owner of the resort, Kyle Blanchfield, welcomed everyone and made his own statement about how important the mission of Wounded Warriors Guide Service is. “The death of 23 veterans a day, has to stop,” Blanchfield said. Referring to the 23 veterans who each day take their own lives after returning home.

All proceeds from the weekend go to provide outdoors hunting and fishing expeditions for veterans from throughout the region.

Next year’s Wounded Warriors Guide Service Ice Fishing tournament, their 6th annual, will take place the weekend of March 8 and 9, 2019.