A Building Named After ME?

Cabins, horse stable, first aid station among naming opportunities at new Indiana Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch for future deputies, at-risk kids

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THE ABOVE RENDERING is a depiction of the cabins planned for a youth ranch in West central Indiana for at-risk kids by the not-for profit Indiana Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch. The organization is seeking individual and corporate donors to help sponsor the development of the project in exchange for honorary naming on the cabins.

Have you ever dreamed of having a building named after you? A landmark memorializing your parents? Honoring your business?

Indiana’s 92 sheriffs are on a manhunt – or woman hunt – for dozens of donors able to sponsor buildings and amenities at their new Indiana Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch being built in West Central Indiana.

“Ten cabins, a horse stable and a recreation center are among the available naming rights opportunities,” said Boone County Sheriff Mike Nielsen, board president of the not-for-profit Youth Ranch.

For 38 years, sheriffs and deputies have mentored future law enforcement officers and bonded with at-risk kids at rented camps across the state, Nielsen explained. “Through the help of a generous funder, we are now able to acquire a property to develop our own built-to-suit camp where we can host weekly leadership camps throughout the summer and weekend youth retreats in the spring and fall of the year.”

Nielsen said sheriffs will soon be briefing their community and business leaders on local needs and uses of the Youth Ranch and seeking naming rights sponsors. “We’re getting good interest from farmers and agri-business leaders; manufacturers and utility companies; unions and fraternal organizations; attorneys, doctors, bankers, insurers, real estate brokers and auto dealers; and community, corporate and family foundations.”

Sheriff Reggie Nevels

Grant County Sheriff Reggie Nevels, secretary of the Youth Ranch, noted several permanent naming rights opportunities available to donors across the state:

  • Baseball-Softball Field;
  • Basketball Court;
  • Cabins (10);
  • Camp Kitchen;
  • Computer Lab and Media Center;
  • Confidence Course;
  • First Aid Station and Administrative Office;
  • Fishing, Canoe and Kayak Docks;
  • Horse Stable;
  • Inter-Denominational Chapel;
  • K-9 Academy;
  • Outdoor Amphitheater;
  • Recreation Center and Dining Hall;
  • Sand Volleyball Court;
  • Sheriffs’ and Deputies’ Memorial;
  • Soccer Field;
  • Swimming Pool;
  • Trails and Outdoor Classrooms; and
  • Zipline.

Youth Ranch Treasurer and Howard County Sheriff Steve Rogers said convenient and affordable payment plans are available. “For more information on these tax-deductible sponsorships, interested community and business leaders may call toll-free 800-622-4779 or contact their local Sheriff.”

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