Wildlife enthusiast leaves a conservation legacy

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August 4th, 2008

Wildlife enthusiast leaves a conservation legacy
Proceeds from Patti Ho estate auction go toward conservation work

Patti Ho - enjoying the great outdoorsWhen outdoor enthusiast Patti Ho passed away last year, she generously left behind a legacy for wildlife. At Patti’s request, the Arizona Wildlife Federation (AWF), in cooperation with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, hosted an estate auction to sell items that were willed to the organizations upon her death.

The April 26 event at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility Activity Center included items such as firearms, trophy mounts and hides, a full-size truck and horse trailer, Western memorabilia, a bear tag, and a javelina tag.

The auction brought in more than $37,000. Proceeds are going to projects driven by AWF, with more than $13,000 going to the Game and Fish Department for habitat restoration projects. About $3,700 is being used specifically for the Anderson Mesa habitat project.

Patti Ho was a remarkable woman and an avid outdoor enthusiast. No only did she appreciate wildlife and its habitat, but she was a professional surfer, a professional motocross racer, a horsewoman, a dedicated hunter, and world traveler. AWF and the Game and Fish department greatly appreciate her and her family’s gift to both organizations.

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