The Alex Potter Story
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Alex Potter is a 15-year-old young lady from Beaver Crossing, Nebraska. Alex was born with a congenital defect of the spine known as spina bifida, but Alex does not let that slow her down — she is an avid hunter and angler! Alex was referred to Silent Ability through Corey Goss, president of the Heartland Chapter of Dallas Safari Club (DSC). Heartland DSC’s mission is to help youth of all abilities create memories in the outdoors. In support of that mission, Corey took Alex along with her father EJ to Kansas for a whitetail hunt of a lifetime in the fall of 2018!
Corey contacted Patrick Moore, president of Silent Ability, and said he thought Alex would benefit from the use of a suppressor to reduce the recoil of a high-powered rifle to help her hunt with greater confidence and comfort. Silent Ability then contacted Alex’s parents, and so began the journey of Silent Ability’s newest project recipient. Ironically, Patrick also has spina bifida which made him and Silent Ability even more eager to meet Alex and help her continue to reach her outdoor goals.
Alex and her parents worked with the Silent Ability team to determine what type of equipment would best benefit her. Savage Arms and Federal Premium Ammunition became aware of the project and offered assistance. The customizable fit of a Savage Model 110 Tactical left-handed rifle in .308 Winchester caliber with an Omega suppressor from Silencer Co. was the perfect pairing for Alex to use now and well into the future. Federal Premium Ammunition generously donated two cases of ammunition for Alex to practice with and use on her hunts.
Since Heartland DSC is where Alex’s story started, everyone involved in the project thought their annual banquet would be a great venue to surprise Alex with her Savage rifle, Omega suppressor and Federal Premium Ammunition. The group worked together to make this all happen on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Patrick, along with wife and fellow board member Ruth Moore, traveled to Council Bluffs, Iowa for the second annual Heartland Chapter DSC banquet. Alex and her parents, EJ & Cindy, were honored at the banquet and Silent Ability presented Alex with her new rifle, suppressor and ammunition! Pat has since become a board member of Heartland DSC to represent Silent Ability and partner with DSC on their joint interest in helping disabled youth to hunt and fish.
Thank you, Alex, for the chance for all of us at Silent Ability and Heartland DSC to get to know you and your wonderful family!! We hope you will continue to keep us informed of your latest and greatest adventures!! May your sights be straight, and your aim be true!