DIVA WOW Supports Youth, Disadvantaged DIVAs, and Conservation Efforts

Never Leave a DIVA Behind

The DIVA Sisterhood has created a fund for our fellow sisters called Never Leave a DIVA Behind.

The Barbed Wire Bracelet symbolizes that the outdoors does not fence out a willing participant. The gift you make of this purchase of $100 will afford a fellow sister(s) to participate in an outdoor activity, league and/or clinic that personal financials would restrict her from participating. The first bracelet was purchased by Dallas Diva Cheryl Long. Make sure you thank your sisters wearing these bracelets.

Never Leave a DIVA Behind Cuff
Never Leave a DIVA Behind Cuff

In Memory and Honor

DIVA International creates memorials and honorarium at the request of families and friends who want to remember someone through an enduring gift to our Never Leave a DIVA Behind program. Contact Judy Rhodes for more information.

DIVA Sponsoring Programs

Through actively participating in, financial support, or co-hosting events and clinics, DIVA WOW, the DIVA Foundation, and the Team DIVA Shooting Teams have supported a variety of organizations. These efforts include:

Youth Target Foundation
Texas Motor Speedway Children’s Charities (NRA Celebrity Clay Shoot)
Boy Scouts of America Sporting Clays Shoot
Elizabeth Tunes Charity Shoot
Shoot for Hope
DRI – Abilene, Texas
Hollywood Celebrity Shoot – Las Angeles, CA
Irlene Mandrell Celebrity Shoot – Seven Springs, PA
St. Jude Children Hospital Skeet Shoot Memphis – Memphis, TN
BootN & ShootN Charity Shoot
Richardson Rotary Club Sporting Clays Shoot
CASA Sporting Clays Fund Raiser
Young Life Sporting Clays Fund Raiser
Youth Scholarship Program for State Fair of Texas
Outdoor Kids Camp with North Texas Big Brothers and Big Sisters at Elm Fork, Dallas
Texas 4-H Shooters for the Junior Ambassador Program
Annual scholarships for Texas Parks & Wildlife “Becoming an Outdoor Woman”

PROJECTS:
Adopt a Box Program, Wichita Falls, Texas
Sky Ranch Scholarships Program
Wounded Warriors Project – Hidden Lakes Resort, Yantis, Texas

DIVA Underwriting Programs

Collin County Field and Stream Club was the recipient of the 2004 Diva Underwriting Program. DIVA membership rallied with personal money and donations of firearms toward the forming of a new county 4-H chapter in North Texas.

Cinda Brooks, six-time gold medalist in the World Police and Fire Games, was a recipient of the 2003 DIVA Underwriting Program.

Cindy Gentry was a recipient of the 2000 DIVA Underwriting Program as she competed and placed fourth in shotgun shooting in the 2000 Olympics.

Ensuring Our Outdoor Legacy – Youth Programs

As outdoor conservationists, we have lost two generations of hunting and shooting in the USA.  DIVA WOW took a stand in 1999 when we began our organization to  NOT allow this decline to continue. DIVA WOW promotes and introduces women and youth worldwide to the outdoors through our clinics and adventures. We are making a difference! We have taught over thousands of women and youth in the USA over the past fifteen years.

Past Contributions

  • 2006 2nd Annual Kid’s Outdoor Kamp at Elm Fork Shooting Park, Dallas
  • 2006 Divas in the Outdoors airs on The Men’s Channel
  • 2006 saw the first Diva Clinic in PA and San Antonio.
  • 2005 DIVAS 1st Annual Kid’s Outdoor Kamp, June 28th at Elm Fork Shooting Park, Dallas
  • 2005 DIVAS and National Rifle Association conducted classes for 8 members to become NRA Certified Shotgun Instructors. In fall of 2005 DIVAS are planning their first Shotgun Clinic in San Diego, Ca.
  • 2005 DIVAS came to the call of Helping Our Own. An active member of the DIVAS became jobless and homeless. Our efforts were focused on helping our fellow DIVA become employed plus never loosing site of regaining dignity among her peers. The true meaning of Sisterhood!
  • 2004 Texas State Rifle Association and the DIVAS offered concealed handgun classes to 24 members to attain a concealed handgun license to carry in Texas.
  • 2004 the DIVAS introduced and instructed 125 “new” shotgun shooters during our spring and fall Ladies Shooting Clinics.
  • 2004 DIVAS participated with National Rifle Association to encourage 8 members to become NRA Certified Handgun Instructors.
  • 2004 DIVAS sponsored Morgan Murrell shooting trap during a ATA Trap Meet at the Dallas Gun Club. Pledges were made per each broken target. Money was donated to Levi Cappridge an injured Texas 4-H shooter.
  • 2003 Texas State Rifle sponsored 6 DIVAS to become NRA Refuse to be a Victim instructors.
  • 2003 the DIVAS distributed over 6,000 gunlocks for the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s “Project Home Safe”.
  • 2003 the DIVAS sponsored two junior division shooting teams in the regional and national Sportsman Team Challenge.
  • 2003 The DIVAS donated all the trophies for the Texas 4-H State Shooting Sports Program for Young Women
  • DIVAS contribute annually to the Texas Big Horn Society.
  • 2003 DIVAS were a sponsor of the Hollywood Celebrity Shoot and Kid’s Camp.
  • DIVAS are annual Gold Sponsors of the Circle 10 North Texas Boy Scouts Sporting Invitational.
  • DIVAS created “Shots Across the Pond” to form a lasting relationship with the Sporting Gems of England.
  • DIVAS annually hosts the Lake Highlands Y.M.C.A. Trail Blazers Program during Smith & Wesson Ladies’ Shooting Clinic with hands on instruction. Over 200 boys and girls ages 8 to 11 have enjoyed this clinic up to date!
  • DIVAS contribute annually to the Dallas Safari Club’s S.A.F.E.T.Y Youth Program.

DIVA International Foundation

DIVA International, is a 501(c)3 charitable foundation offering beneficial tax advantages to conservation and education minded donors.

The Foundation’s Mission:  To provide educational opportunities and awareness for women and youth in the outdoor sports.