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Message from the CEO


Michael Smith

Chief Executive Officer

Alabama Sheriffs Youth Ranches


Dear Ranch Friends,

As the new school year begins, we are excited to see what is in store for our Ranchers. This past year, we had five high school graduates, five who started college, and will have four Ranchers set to graduate in May 2024. Many are going on to attend college, several were on honor roll and are participating in various sports and extracurricular activities. They are so eager for upcoming school events like football games, dances, and club meetings. We will continuously be updating you throughout the school year.

We still have many exciting events in store for this fall. Those include two golf tournaments, a bass tournament, and a pig roast. On September 21, Tunes and Tees will be held at the Robert Trent Jones-The Shoals in Muscle Shoals, AL. On October 11, the First Annual Greenville Children's Charity Golf Classic will take place at the Robert Trent Jones at Cambrian Ridge in Greenville, AL. For more information on these two tournaments, please email Pat Downing at or Molly Williams at The St. Clair County Sheriff Billy Murray is hosting the Second Annual Bass Tournament on October 7. (More information is coming soon). The Baldwin County Boys Ranch 25th Annual Pig Roast will also be held on October 7. Get your tickets now by calling the Baldwin County Ranch at 251-989-6392 or emailing

This fall, all our subscribers will start receiving our quarterly newsletter called The Gathering. We want all our supporters to feel the importance of being part of our Ranch Family. Our vision of this quarterly newsletter is for you to feel as if you were gathering around our table as we discuss all the amazing things happening at our Ranches. We hope that each of you will find these updates beneficial.

Please continue to pray for our Ranchers and staff as we journey through this 2023-2024 year. Below, you will find this prayer guide.

Thank you for your time and consideration! May God bless you and your family!

Michael Smith

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