Here's an upcoming event that worth considering. Sounds like a great time and a great cause. See the email sent to me by Kirk S. Morris - Executive Director, PFC Geoffrey Morris Memorial Foundation.
Subject: You are invited - 7th Annual Heroes Of Freedom Fishing Derby, Sunday, June 26th 2011
This is NOT a Fundraiser this is a Free Event to those that Honorably served this Country in the uniform of the US Military.
Hello old friends:
By virtue of having Honorably served our country I am calling all Veterans, Active Duty, Medically Retired, or Reservist fisherman.... from any and all years of service... (am I all inclusive enough?)
The 7th Annual PFC Geoffrey Morris Memorial Fishing Tournament ( www.GSMTournament.com ) is just one week away. The competitive fishing is 24th and 25th of June, an enormously fun time. All events are held at North Point Marina which is located in Winthrop Harbor, IL (WI / IL State Lines where land meets Lake Michigan)
The reason I am writing you all is this. The 7th Annual Heroes Of Freedom Fishing Derby is on Sunday the 26th of June.
For you that don't know what that is? Many of the Captains that fished the Pro and Am Divisions of the Morris Memorial Fishing Tournament the previous days (and they are some of the best Salmon Fishing Captains on Lake Michigan) stay over to take you past and present Members of our Military out for a day of Salmon Fishing.. AT NO COST TO YOU. We leave Winthrop Harbor at 0930 and return mid afternoon to a wonderful banquet sponsored by the USO, Wounded Heroes Foundation and Operation Homefront IL.
No need to bring rods, reels or any tackle, boats, food or libations it will all be supplied for you. What I do need is a confirmation from you as to your desire to attend and fish with us. As a side note.... newspapers and press are banned from this event and have been since the inaugural year's event. We can accommodate wheelchairs or other infirmaries ... just need to let me know what assistance you might need.
The point for the whole day is to get veterans, active duty, reservists, and our wounded together for a day of fun, relaxation and camaraderie. The event is open to the first 70 Veterans that complete the attached Registration form. Please note that precedence will be given to: WIA / Purple Heart Veterans, VA Patients, Active/Reservists, retired military.
Feel free to pass this email around to your wounded veterans that you think might be interested in fishing with us... or contact me via email, cell phone, fax or land line..... all are listed below...
Kirk S. Morris - Executive Director
PFC Geoffrey Morris Memorial Foundation