Brigid O’Donoghue is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of United Special Sportsman Alliance, Inc., (USSA). It’s a 501 (c) (3) non-profit “dream wish” granting charity, that specializes in sending critically-ill and disabled youth and veterans on the outdoor adventure of their dreams! USSA began when a deer food customer asked Brigid, if she knew of a critically ill hunter who would be interested in a free deer hunt on his ranch. Brigid contacted a Texas man with cancer who flew into harvest a nice buck and from that point on USSA’s wheels were set in motion. By helping him realize his dream and spending time with this man, Brigid was truly inspired and she knew in her heart she could pass happiness on to others who were dealing with life threatening illnesses. She went on with a vision to develop the all-volunteer, non-profit in fall of 2000. USSA has granted more than 8000 wishes from hunting bear, deer, elk, ducks, pheasants, wild boars, exotics and turkey to deep sea and fresh water fishing.
For her vision, dedication and true passion to put a smile on people’s faces she is presented with the July (Awarded in October) 2013 Wisconsin Heroes Award.