Message from the ceo

2021 is in full swing for us at the Ranches! We have had so many great things going on. Here is an update about all that has taken place as well as exciting things to come.


First, we are proud to have Larry Lewey as our Director of Ranch Life in Baldwin County and Pat Downing as our Development Coordinator in our Administrative Office. They are both so eager to help our boys and girls. We are excited to see what new things they will bring to the table in order to help us grow.  


The ATG Distribution Children’s Charity Classic that was held on April 9 at Greystone Golf and Country Club was a huge success! We were blessed to see about 100 players come out in support of the event as well as several volunteers from our office and ATG Distribution. I want to send a special thank you to Matthew Hogan and Rebecca Tate with ATG Distribution. We could not have had this event without their sponsorship and help. We look forward to this event again next year.


Now, we are getting ready for the Reinhardt Lexus Children’s Charity Classic that will be at Arrowhead Country Club on May 6. Ed Reinhardt has been a long-time board member and supporter of the Ranches. We are excited to be able to have this event thanks to him. There is still time to sign up if you or someone you know would like to participate. It will be a great tournament.


We want to thank the Kiwanis Club of Montgomery for giving us a grant for $20,000. With this money, our Tallapoosa Ranch has been able to get two new washers and dryers for each of the houses. The rest of the grant money will go to helping the girls at our Tallapoosa Ranch learn basic living skills such as meal prepping, budgeting, laundry, etc. Our goal is to ensure that each child learns the skills they need in order to be successful adults. We are able to do that with the help of the Kiwanis Club this year.


One last report I want to give is that we are able to announce for the first time in years that all of our Ranches are filling up with Ranchers. We strive every day to help get more and more children that need our help. We ask for your continued support and prayers as we continue to grow and be the organization God has called us to be.


Thank you all for reading our Ranch Update and supporting the Alabama Sheriffs Youth Ranches. We could not do this without you.


Michael Smith

Chief Executive Officer

Alabama Sheriffs Youth Ranches