So many of us lament the lack of funding for important programs for kids, but it’s a pretty cool person who actually does something about it. Not surprisingly, The Voice judge Blake Shelton is one of those folks, and he recently donated $20,000 to the Department of Wildlife Conservation in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Blake, who presented the check after a concert there, wants kids to grow up enjoying the outdoors, just as he did as a kid.
"I grew up out in the country, and life is just better lived outdoors," the country singer and popular judge said. "The Wildlife Department's youth education efforts are an important way to get kids back outdoors."
As Oklahoma News 9 explains, unlike other agencies, the Department of Wildlife Conservation receives no state tax appropriation. Instead, it’s funded mostly through hunting and fishing licenses, and the sale of select sporting goods.
We can’t help but love this guy more and more every day. In fact, he recently stood up to the extreme hate group the Westboro Baptist Church. The racist and homophobic group urged their supporters (read: spiteful fear mongers) to boycott Blake’s show in Kansas due to his well known support of gay rights.
When asked about the boycott as he was leaving Usher’s birthday party at Bootsy Bellows nightclub, the singer didn’t mince any words.
"The Westboro Baptist Church can blow me. Really, they can," he said in his lighthearted Blake-ish way. "I think that's one of the commandments."
Dude is the bomb! Do you hear that, Adam? OK, we love you too.
What do you think of Blake and the causes that are near and dear to his heart? Sound off in the comments!
Source: News 9