Patriot Catfishing, Inc. held our first major event for disabled veterans in Rogersville, Alabama on March 19-21. We invited 14 disabled veterans and family to enjoy a friendly catfishing competition. These men and women come from all over the country and served in all branches of the armed forces. It was a great honor hosting these great patriots.
We would like to give a huge thanks to these individuals for volunteering their time, boats and equipment: Ryan Lawrence, Cade Daly, Chris Parker, Paul Blackwell, Warren Simmons, Bryan & Melinda, Jason, Mr. John and members of the Cumberland Catman Association who volunteered their boats to take the veterans out on the water.
As we are a non-profit charitable organization, we rely on donations to be able to take veterans out on fishing adventures. We would like to thank all the businesses and individuals who contributed to make this a big success. We cannot thank you enough.
VFW 6181 Cheatham County Memorial Post
Innovative Energy Solutions & Services, Inc.
Special Forces Association Chapter 38 Family Fund
Dunlap & Kyle Tire Co. Inc. – Gateway Tire and Service Center
The Journey Home Project
Hunts for Heroes
Eddie and Dawn Huey
Johnny and Margaret Stephens
We would like to thank businesses who helped provide fishing gear for the veterans so they can enjoy fishing when they get home.
Bottom Dwellers Tackle
Mad Katz Gear
Hookers Terminal Tackle
Yammer and Sons Bait Company
Thank you to Ron Presley of Catfish Now for his publicity and support.
Thank you to the Cotton Gin event center.
Thank you to the Patriot Catfishing team and directors. Eddie Huey for displaying his awesome cooking skills. Regina Breedlove for volunteering her time and helping get things setup. Anyone that we have not mentioned in this post, we thank you.
This event was such a success we will be hosting another in September. Stay tuned for more fishing adventures.