HATS Receives Donation From Annual OPSO Bass Tournament On The Ouachita

Earlier today, Sheriff Jay Russell and Chief Deputy Marc Mashaw presented Leslie Vowles representing HATS (Horse Assisted Therapy Services of North LA) a donation in the amount of $5000.00.  The donation comes from the proceeds received from anglers competing in the annual OPSO Bass Tournament on the Ouachita this past Saturday, June 19th.

HATS mission is to provide therapeutic horsemanship instruction to people who are “differently abled” and their families through equine assisted activities. Each year, proceeds from the tournament go to help HATS and the OPSO Deputies Benevolent Fund.  “We hope everyone enjoyed the tournament and want to thank you for participating. Without your help, this donation would not be possible and goes to a very good cause” said Sheriff Jay Russell.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the tournament next year.

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