Park Cities Quail Coalition is proud to honor Carl Allen as the 2020 recipient of the T. Boone Pickens Lifetime Sportsman Award, to be presented on March 5, 2020 at the 14th Annual Dinner and Auction at the Southern Methodist University Indoor Performance Center in Dallas.
Carl Allen is a successful entrepreneur, passionate hunter, angler, treasure hunter, conservationist and philanthropist. Since the beginning of our organization fourteen years ago, Carl has supported Park Cities Quail Coalition with over $2 million in contributions. Carl set a new high watermark for PCQC auctions including hunts at his farm in Tennessee, deep sea fishing, cruising aboard his yachts and eventually donating a fantasy trip on his armada of ships and recreational craft in the Bahamas. These donations along with his record-breaking purchases of the Boone Pickens’ Mesa Vista hunt have made it possible for us to fulfill the PCQC mission. As much as Carl loves the sporting life, his generosity has inspired a legion of future generations with the ability to enjoy it as well.
Over his career as a hunter and fisherman who values and appreciates conservation, Carl has supported Ducks Unlimited, supported hunting ranches in Africa, and overseen the care and replenishment of fifteen different hunting leases in West Texas. In addition, after purchasing Walker’s Cay in the Bahamas, this legendary fishing mecca is being meticulously restored under Carl’s leadership and vision. He is working with the Bahamian Government to develop plans for desalinization plants, liquefied natural gas usage, environmentally sensitive garbage processing and other initiatives to improve the quality of both human life and environmental resources on the islands. Since the tragedy caused by Hurricane Dorian in September, Carl, his wife Gigi and his team of 24 have been working non-stop to utilize his resources for emergency relief including rescue, relocation and infrastructure. His support vessel, Motor Yacht Axis, has been hauling containers of supplies and using its massive desalinization capacity to save and improve lives all over the Bahamas.
Additionally, Carl and Gigi support a multitude of philanthropic organizations, including Envision of Wichita Kansas and Envision Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind, Children’s Medical Center Foundation, Children’s of Mississippi’s Batson Children’s Hospital, The Sentry Project, The Enough Project, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Aurora Trust Foundation and the Special Forces Charitable Trust. Learn more about Carl and his philanthropy at www.allenexploration.com.
If you have additional questions regarding sponsorships, donations or any other aspect of Park Cities Quail Coalition, please feel free to contact 2020 Dinner and Auction Chairman Peter Stovall at (949)436-0155 or email@example.com.