how we began


Founded in the 1950’s by Harry Tennison, Charlie Stephens, Paul Leonard, Jr., and Mickey Schmid, the Sportsmen’s Club of Fort Worth is a long-standing, all volunteer, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization that devotes its resources to outdoor and wildlife charitable and educational activities with an emphasis on serving area youth and youth organizations.

our purpose

Encourage and develop in youth an appreciation and enjoyment of wildlife and the outdoors, including supporting youth involvement in hunting, fishing, wildlife conservation and related activities.

Encourage conservation of wildlife and good sportsmanship and safety in hunting, fishing and related activities.

Encourage and develop in youth an appreciation and enjoyment of wildlife and the outdoors, including supporting youth involvement in hunting, fishing, wildlife conservation and related activities.

Encourage conservation of wildlife and good sportsmanship and safety in hunting, fishing and related activities.

Mission Statement

The Sportsmen’s Club of Fort Worth is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization which devotes its resources to outdoor and wildlife charitable and educational activities with an emphasis on serving area youth and youth organizations.

The Club relies exclusively on donations from private businesses and individuals and on the net proceeds from the Club’s annual fund-raising banquet. Although the Club does receive (and gladly accepts) cash donations, the majority of the donations that the Club receives are in the form of gifts that are sold at the Club’s fundraising banquet in a live or silent auction or raffled.

Click below to view and download our ‘Donor Form’. Last year the Club received approximately 200 of such donations ranging from hunting and fishing trips (locally and around the world), to meals, hunting and fishing accessories, dogs, sports memorabilia, etc.

Who We Support

Below is a listing of the many organizations that the Sportsmen’s Club supports.

All Saints School

Arlington Archery Team

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Mineral Crappie

Boswell HS OA Class

BSA Longhorn Council

C. A. S.T.

Camp Carter

Cancer Care

CASA of Tarrant County

CASA of Johnson County

Coastal Conservation Association

Chisholm Trail HS Fishing Club

Christ Haven for Children

Christian Outdoor Ministries

Cinnamon Creek

Clifton Main Street

Delta Waterfowl

El Tesoro

Ethan Wolfe

Fort Worth Claymores

Fort Worth Police Bike Group

Fort Worth Sports Commission

Fortress Youth Dev.

Fossil Rim

Foster’s Home

KEEN Group

Keller ISD Varsity fishing club

Lena Pope

Memphis Lafferty

Operation Orphans

Osprey

Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation

Red River Alliance

Reel Recovery

Terrell Rifle/Pistol Club

Texas Jr Angler

Texas Pythian Home

The Rock

TPWF

TWAF James Green

VFW Post 7835

Western Heritage museum

Wish with Wings

Young Life Fort Worth

Harry Tennison Scholarships

Commencing in the year 2003, the Sportsmen’s Club of Fort Worth has awarded annual scholarships to deserving students in the name of Harry Tennison, one of the Club’s founders. Scholarships are to be used for one year of study at an accredited college or university located in the State of Texas. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of demonstrated leadership, academic achievement, strong character, financial need, and an interest in pursuing an education and career related to outdoor and/or wildlife management, conservation, research and/or education, all as determined by the Club’s scholarship selection committee.

Once completed and printed, the application must be sent to the Club no later than the end of May prior to the beginning of the school year for which the application is submitted. Send to:

Sportsmen’s Club of Fort Worth
Attn: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 470393 Fort Worth, Texas 76147

How We're Funded

The Club’s primary fund raising activity is our Annual Game Dinner, which includes a large father/child attendance consistent with the youth educational goals of the Club. At the dinner numerous donated hunting, fishing and other outdoor-related trips, together with hunting, fishing and outdoor equipment, are raffled off or sold by both silent and live auction.