The Kniestedt Foundation is excited to announce they will be kicking off 2019 with a fundraiser that will result in funding the cost of travel and attendance for as many Marines that served from 2001-2005 with 3/5 Darkhorse as possible to their reunion. There they plan to bring back memories/stories, remember the finer aspect of Service, and reconstitute their ethos. Each day they will be hosting guided discussions and presenting concepts for success. A handful of men will get to share their stories, successes, and struggles while in a safe constructive environment with brothers that can relate. Strategies and mindsets will be adjusted to affect a positive change and reset conditions for regrowth. They plan to start to reform a network to hold each other accountable to be better men each day.

This reunion will be hosted at the Crooked Butterfly Ranch, in Boulder CO on May 21-23. It is an event that is open to as many as can attend and the Kniestedt Foundation is requesting your help. From January 1st-March 1st there will a donation special available. For every $10 donation the Kniestedt Foundation receives, the donor will receive a ticket to be entered into a drawing to win a four day stay for four individuals in a beautiful cabin just outside of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Full donation special and cabin details can be found below.

Donations will be accepted online at Once the donation is received the donors will be mailed their tickets along with tax deductible documentation. If you are located in the St. Louis area and you would like to donate in person please swing by one of the addresses below and the front desk staff will be happy to take care of you.

Top Gun Shooting Sports, 4075 W Outer Rd, Arnold, MO 63010

Top Gun Sportsman’s Club, 4273 State Hwy 47, Lonedell, MO 63060

If you have any questions or if you would like to receive additional pictures of the cabin please email Kniestedt Foundation Project Manager Joe Rhodes at


Donation Special will run from January 1-March 1

  • $10 Donation =1 Opportunity
  • $40 Donation = 5 Opportunities
  • $100 Donation = 15 Opportunities

To donate online please visit . Anyone who donates online will receive their tax deductible documentation and ticket through the mail.

Winner will be announced live on Facebook at 6pm on Thursday, March 1st and then contacted personally by a

Kniestedt Foundation staff member.


Perfect for family, friends or clients. As available, this donation can be used from April 26, 2019-May 20, 2020 for a four day vacation for up to four people. Extra days may be added for $600 a night plus taxes. If a larger group than 4 people add $50 per night, plus taxes, for each extra person. Alternatively, as available, can be used for one archery hunter, between 2019-2021.

You would be staying in an upscale, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 3500 SF mountain home with radiant in floor heat and can sleep up to 15 people. The cabin offers ½ mile of river frontage where some of the purest species of cutthroat trout can be found along with excellent brook and rainbow trout and ice fishing is an option.

The cabin is located on the southern end of the Routt National Forest: just a little over 1 hour from Steamboat Springs Resort – world renowned for skiing, spas, restaurants and festivals in both the winter and summer (rodeos, fairs, music festivals etc.).

The cabin offers ride in/out snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in additional to ice fishing in the winter and back country horseback riding, fishing, hiking and mushroom hunting in the summer and fall.

The cabin has ½ mile of private river frontage and is surrounded on three sides by the Routt National Forest. It is 2.5 miles from the Flat Tops Wilderness and within 20 miles there are over 100 lakes, reservoirs, streams, rivers and ponds for fishing along with trails right out the door for hiking and horseback riding.

Yearly, on average, between 20-25 feet of snow falls. Local snowmobiling clubs maintain over 178 miles of trail and groom 20 miles of the Nat’l Scenic Byway. The terrain is varied and contains wide groomed trails along with steeps and powder meadows. During the weekdays in the winter you might have the entire area to yourself and on the weekends you might not see more than 2-4 snowmobilers on average.

You can fly directly into the Steamboat Springs, CO airport (Yampa Regional Airport) and there is a local outfitter that provides horse rental and a local snowmobile rental company or you can drive out with your horse trailer or trailer and sleds.

Vacationer is responsible for paying for all applicable permits, fuel, travel, meals, equipment rental, taxes (taxes/fees are 15% of total cabin cost $360 based on value of the donation $2400). If additional days or people are added, additional fees apply.

VALUE 2400.00