Eagle Rare Life Award 2021

2020 Eagle Rare Life Award Winner

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Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has won its share of honors and awards. That’s why we’re recognizing those who share our passion for excellence with the Eagle Rare Life Award. For the tenth edition of the Eagle Rare Life Award Program, we partnered with Garden & Gun to honor an individual or group making a difference with a $50,000 charitable donation to their organization.

Nominations poured in from all over the country, and after a rigorous selection process, the pool was narrowed to six exceptional finalists, all doing good in their own communities. We then asked Garden & Gun readers to help choose the winner, and the votes came in by the thousand.

We are proud to announce that the winners of 2020’s Rare Life Award are Captain Daniel Andrews and Captain Chris Wittman, cofounders and directors of Captains For Clean Water, a grassroots nonprofit combating Florida’s water crisis.​

Read their extended story or learn more about Captains For Clean Water by visiting www.captainsforcleanwater.org


Eagle Rare Life Grand Prize Winners

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Captain Daniel Andrews and Captain Chris Wittman

2020 Grand Prize Winner
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Bryan Anderson

2019 Grand Prize Winner
USA Cares
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Ronald "Jake" Clark

2018 Grand Prize Winner
Save A Warrior
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Ruth Libby

2017 Grand Prize Winner
Ruth's Reusable Resources
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Hershel W. "Woody" Williams

2016 Grand Prize Winner
The Hershel W. Williams Gold Star Family Medal of Honor Foundation
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Alana Miller

2015 Grand Prize Winner
Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary Inc.
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Angie Goodwin

2014 Grand Prize Winner
Thumbs Up For Lane Goodwin Childhood Cancer Foundation
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Tonya M Evans

2013 Grand Prize Winner
American Fallen Warrior Memorial Foundation
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Edward E. Clark, JR

2012 Grand Prize Winner
The Wildlife Center of Virginia
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MGYSGT Charles Padilla

2011 Grand Prize Winner
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund


Notable Past Category Winners

Jen Hidinger

2018 Character Winner
The Giving Kitchen

Tracy Huff

2018 Courage Winner
Liberty Jump Team

Betty Kwan Chinn

2018 Devotion Winner
The Betty Chinn Homeless Foundation

Molly Lindquist

2018 Heroism Winner

Melissa Spicer

2018 Leadership Winner
Clear Path for Veterans

Lon Hodge

2018 Survival Winner
Operation Fetch

Donna Norris

2011 Devotion Winner
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