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2014 OACFund Veterans Day Miami Fishing Event

South Florida Veterans Enjoy Miami Fishing Event

Outdoor Adventure Conservation Fund (OACF) and partners dish up special adventure

On Veteran’s Day

 

Miami, FL—Five deserving veterans enjoyed a full day of successful fishing out of Miami Beach Marina, thanks to a Veteran’s Day event organized by the Florida-based Outdoor Adventure Conservation Fund, Hope For The Warriors (H4W) organization, some local charter boat captains and businesses that stepped up to thank the vets for their patriotism and service. Both the weather and the fish cooperated like they were part of the organizing team.

 

OACF (www.oacfund.org) is a non-profit that works to get more people outdoors participating in traditional outdoor activities. Hope For The Warriors (www.hopeforthewarriors.org) is a national nonprofit organization that assists combat wounded service members, their families, and families of the fallen.

 

Veterans Howard Appleby (Cape Coral,) Steven Hill (Miami,) Billy Phinizy (Kendell,) James Elston (Lehigh,) and Jalil Pulgarin (Winter Park, accompanied by his cousin Juan Bermudez) were recruited by H4W for the OACF Veteran’s Day Miami Fishing Event. Two other vets were unable to attend due to last minute conflicts. The outing was OACFund’s first official event.

 

“The difference-makers for the event,” said OACF president, Chris Chaffin of Melbourne Beach, FL, “were the Miami-based captains who volunteered to host the vets. What a great group guys...real pros who know their fishing and, even more importantly, have really big hearts.”

 

The veterans caught nine sailfish, one white marlin, a cobia, two black groupers, five mutton snapper, Spanish mackerel, small sharks and dolphins.

 

South Florida fishing legend, Mark Sosin is an OACF Board member and it was he who made the initial contact and posed the idea of a veterans fishing event with his long-time friend, Capt. Randolph “Bouncer” Smith (http://www.captbouncer.com/). Smith immediately said yes and quickly recruited Captains Alex Castelano, Quenton Dieterle (http://www.miamicharterfishing.com/boat.htm), Billy Springer, and Jon Cooper—all of whom volunteered their time, boats, equipment, the bait and their expertise to make the veteran’s day a bucket list kind of day. Capt. Bouncer’s sister, Sue Singer, made lunches for the anglers to eat while they fished.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

Photo Caption, below (l-r): Howard Appleby, Capt. Bouncer, James Elston, Capt. Springer, Capt. Castelano, Steven Hill, Pedro--Ashley Live Bait, Billy Phinizy, Juan Bermudez, Capt. Cooper, Capt. Dieterle and Jalil Pulgarin.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                               

 

                                                                                                                                                           

 

Matt Johnson, of Monty’s Sunset Restaurant (www.montyssobe.com) readily agreed, when Capt. Bouncer asked, to host the veterans to a fish fry immediately following their return to the dock, taking only enough time to clean the fish they caught and cook it to perfection. The Hampton Inn Coconut Grove/Coral Gables Hotel also contributed to the event.

 

Veteran Steven Hill said, “This was an amazing day-- one I will never forget and the fact that it was Veterans Day guarantees that it will be a locked memory for as long as I can remember. I was able to scratch #8 off my bucket list, catch a Sailfish.  I actually caught 3 and lost 1. I would love to participate again in any future events, but I wouldn't want to deprive any of my fellow veterans of the opportunity to experience a day like I had.” 

 

Billy Phinizy’s wife, Lauren, said, “My husband is still beaming ear to ear from the trip. I am so happy that he was given this opportunity. Please let me know if other trips are ever planned in the south fl region. We would love to either volunteer or participate.”

 

Chaffin noted that another Florida-based company, The Dream Giveaway Group, Tampa, and their Outdoor Adventure Dream Giveaway Sweepstakes program (www.outdoorgiveaway.com) helped create the OACF and have fully funded it to this point. “Without all these terrific partners, who stepped up to show they care about our wounded and injured troops,” Chaffin summarized, “we would not have been able to get these guys out fishing. This event let them know there are people who care about them, about the sacrifices they’ve made and the challenges they face every day because of their service to us.”

 

“We thank our partners…and we really thank our vets. The smiles on their faces during the whole event and their excited ‘fish stories’ was the final…winning…report card,” Chaffin concluded.

 

—OACF—

The Outdoor Adventure Conservation Fund:

The Outdoor Adventure Conservation Fund (OACF) connects people with the outdoors and encourages their active participation through hunting, fishing, shooting, camping, hiking and other traditional outdoor activities and pursuits. OACF provides grants that support events, programs, activities and other efforts by like-minded groups, organizations, agencies, companies and other entities that create and conduct such activities in a safe, positive environment and, overall, seek to develop a caring conservation ethic for the outdoors.

South Florida Veterans Enjoy Miami Fishing Event

Outdoor Adventure Conservation Fund (OACF) and partners dish up special adventure

On Veteran’s Day

 

Miami, FL—Five deserving veterans enjoyed a full day of successful fishing out of Miami Beach Marina, thanks to a Veteran’s Day event organized by the Florida-based Outdoor Adventure Conservation Fund, Hope For The Warriors (H4W) organization, some local charter boat captains and businesses that stepped up to thank the vets for their patriotism and service. Both the weather and the fish cooperated like they were part of the organizing team.

 

OACF (www.oacfund.org) is a non-profit that works to get more people outdoors participating in traditional outdoor activities. Hope For The Warriors (www.hopeforthewarriors.org) is a national nonprofit organization that assists combat wounded service members, their families, and families of the fallen.

 

Veterans Howard Appleby (Cape Coral,) Steven Hill (Miami,) Billy Phinizy (Kendell,) James Elston (Lehigh,) and Jalil Pulgarin (Winter Park, accompanied by his cousin Juan Bermudez) were recruited by H4W for the OACF Veteran’s Day Miami Fishing Event. Two other vets were unable to attend due to last minute conflicts. The outing was OACFund’s first official event.

 

“The difference-makers for the event,” said OACF president, Chris Chaffin of Melbourne Beach, FL, “were the Miami-based captains who volunteered to host the vets. What a great group guys...real pros who know their fishing and, even more importantly, have really big hearts.”

 

The veterans caught nine sailfish, one white marlin, a cobia, two black groupers, five mutton snapper, Spanish mackerel, small sharks and dolphins.

 

South Florida fishing legend, Mark Sosin is an OACF Board member and it was he who made the initial contact and posed the idea of a veterans fishing event with his long-time friend, Capt. Randolph “Bouncer” Smith (http://www.captbouncer.com/). Smith immediately said yes and quickly recruited Captains Alex Castelano, Quenton Dieterle (http://www.miamicharterfishing.com/boat.htm), Billy Springer, and Jon Cooper—all of whom volunteered their time, boats, equipment, the bait and their expertise to make the veteran’s day a bucket list kind of day. Capt. Bouncer’s sister, Sue Singer, made lunches for the anglers to eat while they fished.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

Photo Caption, below (l-r): Howard Appleby, Capt. Bouncer, James Elston, Capt. Springer, Capt. Castelano, Steven Hill, Pedro--Ashley Live Bait, Billy Phinizy, Juan Bermudez, Capt. Cooper, Capt. Dieterle and Jalil Pulgarin.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                               

 

                                                                                                                                                           

 

Matt Johnson, of Monty’s Sunset Restaurant (www.montyssobe.com) readily agreed, when Capt. Bouncer asked, to host the veterans to a fish fry immediately following their return to the dock, taking only enough time to clean the fish they caught and cook it to perfection. The Hampton Inn Coconut Grove/Coral Gables Hotel also contributed to the event.

 

Veteran Steven Hill said, “This was an amazing day-- one I will never forget and the fact that it was Veterans Day guarantees that it will be a locked memory for as long as I can remember. I was able to scratch #8 off my bucket list, catch a Sailfish.  I actually caught 3 and lost 1. I would love to participate again in any future events, but I wouldn't want to deprive any of my fellow veterans of the opportunity to experience a day like I had.” 

 

Billy Phinizy’s wife, Lauren, said, “My husband is still beaming ear to ear from the trip. I am so happy that he was given this opportunity. Please let me know if other trips are ever planned in the south fl region. We would love to either volunteer or participate.”

 

Chaffin noted that another Florida-based company, The Dream Giveaway Group, Tampa, and their Outdoor Adventure Dream Giveaway Sweepstakes program (www.outdoorgiveaway.com) helped create the OACF and have fully funded it to this point. “Without all these terrific partners, who stepped up to show they care about our wounded and injured troops,” Chaffin summarized, “we would not have been able to get these guys out fishing. This event let them know there are people who care about them, about the sacrifices they’ve made and the challenges they face every day because of their service to us.”

 

“We thank our partners…and we really thank our vets. The smiles on their faces during the whole event and their excited ‘fish stories’ was the final…winning…report card,” Chaffin concluded.

 

—OACF—

The Outdoor Adventure Conservation Fund:

The Outdoor Adventure Conservation Fund (OACF) connects people with the outdoors and encourages their active participation through hunting, fishing, shooting, camping, hiking and other traditional outdoor activities and pursuits. OACF provides grants that support events, programs, activities and other efforts by like-minded groups, organizations, agencies, companies and other entities that create and conduct such activities in a safe, positive environment and, overall, seek to develop a caring conservation ethic for the outdoors.

2015 OACFund Veterans Day Miami Fishing Event

Florida Veterans Enjoy Miami Fishing Event

Outdoor Adventure Conservation Fund and Team Red, White and Blue Dish Up Special Adventure

For Military Vets on Veteran’s Day

 

Miami, FL—Fourteen deserving veterans enjoyed a full day of successful fishing out of Miami Beach Marina, thanks to a Veteran’s Day event organized by the Florida-based Outdoor Adventure Conservation Fund (OACF), the Team Red, White and Blue (TRWB) organization, and five Miami-based charter boat captains and businesses that stepped up to thank the vets for their patriotism and service. Both the weather and the fish cooperated like they were part of the organizing team.

 

OACF (www.oacfund.org –under construction) is a non-profit that works to get more people outdoors participating in traditional outdoor activities. TRWB’s (www.teamrwb.org) mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

 

Veterans enjoying the trip included; Daytona area vets—Joseph Fink, Izzy George, John and Jasmine Flood, Max Rameriz, Todd and Kimberly Rohr-who were also joined by their son, Bryce who celebrated his 17th birthday on the trip, Joseph Rahl, and Patrick Zeigler. Orlando area vets on the trip included Jennifer Cook, Brian Fey and Trevor Hoffman, David Restrepo from Miami and Capt. Russ Rivers from Melbourne completed the crew.

 

Making certain the veterans have a great experience is the ultimate goal of the event. This year’s event produced lots of comradery, smiles, joking, networking, new friends and simple enjoyment of the outdoors—along with some healthy ribbing—and some good fishing. Combined, the vets caught 4 sailfish, about 50 dolphin fish, one African—estimated at 30 pounds, 2 kingfish and 4 bonito.

 

“I can’t say enough about the boat captains and owners who are the difference-makers for our event,” said OACF president, Chris Chaffin of Melbourne Beach, FL, “These Miami-based captains and boat owners volunteered everything needed to host the vets for some fantastic fishing and a wonderful experience. What a great group guys...real pros who know their fishing and, even more importantly, have big hearts and obviously care about our troops.”

 

Garrett Cathcart, TRWB Southeast Regional Director said, “The cornerstone of the Team Red, White & Blue mission is to enrich veterans’ lives. We define enrichment as creating quality relationships and experiences that contribute to life satisfaction and overall wellbeing. This experience certainly has helped to build some relationships!"

 

South Florida fishing legend, Mark Sosin is an OACF Board member and he made the initial contact and posed the idea of a veterans fishing event with his long-time friend, Capt. Randolph “Bouncer” Smith (castellanosalex@bellsouth.net) and  Michael Lawson/Quinton Dieterle (http://www.miamicharterfishing.com/boat.htm; www.cuttingedgefishing.com) were returning volunteers for this year’s event. New captains and boats included The Dirty Nest with Capt. Matt Tambor (matty@owlsnest.tv) and the Miss Brit/Capt. Ray Rosher (305-788-3474.)

 

Also providing personal assistance for the vets were the captain’s mates: Ryan Alexander, Brett Graves, Abie Raymond, Sam Alsop and Alex Meyer.

 

All the boat owners, captains and mates volunteered their time, boats, equipment, the bait and their expertise to make the veteran’s day a bucket list kind of day. Captain Bouncer said there were five more captains waiting to see if more boats were

needed. “When I ask for boats to volunteer, everyone one jumps to participate. We all feel honored to give back to the best Americans. I was raised to respect military members with the highest regard. We all benefit from the sacrifices of these men and women every day. It is an honor to make their lives better, even if only for a few hours.”

 

Capt. Bouncer’s sister, Sue Singer, made lunches for the anglers to eat while they fished with food donated entirely by Miami Beach Publix Store (1100 6th St., Miami Beach, FL 33139; 305.535.2212) and Manager Andrew Lions.

 

                                                                                                                                  

                                                        

Photo Caption, below (l-r): front row: Izzy George, Kimberly Rohr, John Flood, Jasmine Flood, Joseph Rahl; Second Row: Max Rameriz, Russ Rivers, David Restrepo, Jennifer Cook; Back row: Brian Fay, Patrick Zeigler, Todd Rohr, Bryce Rohr and Joseph Fink. In stealth mode...and not pictured: Trevor Hoffman.

 

Matt Johnson, of Monty’s Sunset Restaurant (www.montyssobe.com) readily agreed, when Capt. Bouncer asked, to host the veterans to a fish fry immediately following their return to the dock, taking only enough time to clean the fish they caught and cook it to perfection. The Hampton Inn Coconut Grove/Coral Gables Hotel also contributed to the event.

 

Todd, Kimberly and Bryce Rohr summed up the veteran’s experience in the OACF fishing event. “It was an awesome day, we caught big fish-pompano, dolphin, mackerel, sailfish and sharks. The captains were very talented, if there were fish out there, they found them.”  Their son, Bryce, said it was a great day. He caught the big African Pompano, which he said “took a while to get in.” Happy birthday, Bryce.

 

Two vets chose to just hang out with their friends and peers. Izzy George said the trip was “…pretty awesome. I just

caught some sun, had a good time getting a tan.” Trevor Hoffman reported that he “…just wanted to hang out and I had a good time doing it.”

 

Capt. Russ Rivers, a Navy veteran and an experienced fisherman and guide, indicated the group had a great day. “We enjoyed ourselves immensely. All the vets had a great time down here in Miami. We had one vet who caught his first sailfish, and the thrill that was going through him was incredible, he was as happy as could be.” That veteran, Patrick Zeigler, said “I’ll take that title” when told he was the 2015 OACF Miami Veterans Day Sailfish King.

 

 

Chaffin noted and expressed sincere gratitude to another Florida-based company, The Dream Giveaway Group, Tampa, and their Outdoor Adventure Dream Giveaway Sweepstakes program (www.outdoorgiveaway.com) helped create the OACF and have fully funded it to this point. “Without all these terrific partners, who stepped up to show they care about our wounded and injured troops,” Chaffin summarized, “we would not have been able to get these guys and gals out fishing. This event lets them know there are people who care about them, the sacrifices they’ve made and the challenges they face every day because of their service to us.”

 

“We thank our partners…and we really thank our vets. The smiles on their faces during the whole event and their excited ‘fish stories’ was the final…winning…report card,” Chaffin concluded.

 

Anyone interested in helping veterans and others connect with the outdoors through the Outdoor Adventure Conservation Fund can contact Chris Chaffin at OACFund@gmail.com or (321) 729-0280.

 

—OACF—

The Outdoor Adventure Conservation Fund:

The Outdoor Adventure Conservation Fund (OACF) connects people with the outdoors and encourages their active participation through hunting, fishing, shooting, camping, hiking and other traditional outdoor activities and pursuits. OACF provides grants that support events, programs, activities and other efforts by like-minded groups, organizations, agencies, companies and other entities that create and conduct such activities in a safe, positive environment and, overall, seek to develop a caring conservation ethic for the outdoors. OACF is the proud sponsor of the Miami Veterans Day Fishing event, started in 2014. (www.oacfund.org)

 

Team Red, White and Blue:

Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. (www.teamrwb.org)

2016 OACFund Veterans Day Miami Fishing Event

Third Annual OACFund Fishing Event Salutes Veterans

Outdoor Adventure Conservation Fund, Team Read, White and Blue, and Miami-based sport fishing boat owners and Captains salute vets with a day of fishing

               

               

Melbourne Beach, FLThe Outdoor Adventure Conservation Fund (www.OACFund.org) and sportfishing boat owners and captains out of the Miami Marina gave a vote of gratitude and respect to five military veterans by hosting them to a day of fishing in honor of Veterans Day 2016. The Veterans are members of Team Red, White and Blue (www.TeamRWB.org), a veteran’s assistance organization that worked with the OACFund to organize the event.

 

OACFund founder and president, Chris Chaffin said, “The third annual Miami Veterans Day Event met its goal of showing the vets that we appreciate their service and respect their contributions to and sacrifice for our country. They had a great day of fishing and camaraderie and were shown that all of us involved care about them.”

(L-R) Luc Neree, Mark Veleez, Harold Burgos, Randy Newton, Steve Caceres

Chaffin went on to express his gratitude and appreciation for the boat owners, captains and mates who participated in this year’s event. “Our Miami event just couldn’t happen without these wonderful professionals who completely volunteer their time and expertise, along with all the costs of the fishing boat operations. They are another kind of hero, in my opinion, selflessly giving back to our veterans, showing them that we care.”

 

For this year’s event, the weather was perfect, the seas were calm and the fish cooperated. Among the five anglers, the group caught four sailfish, four Bonita, six King Mackerel and a snapper (which had its tail taken off by a shark as it neared the boat.)

 

The 2016 successful anglers were all from the greater Miami area.  See "Photo Albums" for  more pictures of this year's event.

 

Newton summarized his feelings about the fishing trip, "I am still talking about this trip.  Capt. Bouncer placed us on the fish and I got to check a sail fish off my bucket list. Going out with OACF is a must do for any veteran.  Thank you for the memories and the amazing day on the water!"

 

Captain Bouncer Smith, for the third straight year, acted as the lead boat owner and operator, recruiting other area boats to accommodate the veterans. He captained Bouncers Dusky 33 (www.captbouncer.com).  Captain Ray Rosher piloted the Miss Cheyenne (www.missbritt.com), Captains John Barker (Blue Waters II, www.fishingmiami.net) and Dean Panos (Double D, http://doubledcharters.com/) also volunteered their boats and services.

 

The Miami Beach Publix store at 1100 6th St., Manager Andrew Lions; (305) 535-2212 donated lunch for the veterans and boat crews. Monty’s Sunset Restaurant prepared a fish fry for the Vets, turning their catch-of-the-day into a delicious meal immediately upon their return to the dock.

 

Fishing and other outdoor activities are among the most asked for opportunities among returning veterans, especially those who have been wounded or suffered other injuries. Many veteran’s assistance organizations are now seeing and adopting the values offered by outdoor programs and activities, values such as independence, increased confidence, spiritual and physical healing, networking and the knowledge that others appreciate their service.

 

Veteran Harold Burgos characterized the event as terrific. “Thank you for the opportunity we had of being there… I had an awesome time and catching those sail fishes was above and beyond any past fishing experience.”

 

Elaine Seth, TeamRWB Ft. Lauderdale Chapter Captain said, "Our group of Eagles from Team RWB Ft. Lauderdale had an amazing day on the water with OACF at the 3rd Annual Veterans Day event.  We sincerely appreciate the time, effort and professionalism of everyone involved from Chris Chaffin who organized the event to the Captains, support team and local businesses who contributed to make this event a success.  We look forward to continuing this tradition and eagerly anticipate another over the top event with OACF next year.  Thank You!"

 

Chaffin indicated the Veterans Day Miami Fishing Events organized by the OACFund are just a small way to say thank you to the nation’s veterans. “Watching these men and women smile, laugh and joke with each other, and tell their fishing stories back on the dock at the end of the day is a huge reward; but more importantly, you can see what it means to them.” He indicated there is some preliminary planning taking place for a new fishing event on the Indian River, near Melbourne, and that he’s already thinking about the next Miami event in 2017.

 

Chaffin also acknowledged the founding role of Dream Giveaway (www.dreamgiveaway.com) in creating OACF.

 

For more information on the Outdoor Adventure Conservation Fund, go to www.OACFund.org.

 

—OACF—

The Outdoor Adventure Conservation Fund:

The Outdoor Adventure Conservation Fund (OACF) connects people with the outdoors and encourages their active participation through hunting, fishing, shooting, camping, hiking and other traditional outdoor activities and pursuits. OACF provides grants that support events, programs, activities and other efforts by like-minded groups, organizations, agencies, companies and other entities that create and conduct such activities in a safe, positive environment and, overall, seek to develop a caring conservation ethic for the outdoors. OACF is the proud sponsor of the Miami Veterans Day Fishing event, started in 2014.

 

Team Red, White and Blue:

Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

2017 Inaugural OACF Veterans Indian River Fishing Event

Vets Fish in Inaugural OACF Indian River Event

Outdoor Adventure Conservation Fund and volunteer Captains Host Area Vets

 

 

Melbourne Beach FL—Three military veterans joined The Outdoor Adventure Conservation Fund (OACF) (http://www.oacfund.org) and three local, volunteer boat captains recently for a day of fishing on the Indian River in OACF’s inaugural Indian River Veterans Fishing Event.

 

The event was organized free of charge for the veterans, to provide them with a fun day on the water and as a small gesture of appreciation for their service to the country, according to OACF founder and president, Chris Chaffin.

(L-R: Dick Derrough, Al Galliher, Justin Nettles, Jeremy Hickman, Patrick Zeigler, Dale Gray, Chris Chaffin)

“Fishing, hunting and other traditional outdoor activities mean a lot to our wounded and injured veterans,” Chaffin said. “Our events enable these deserving men and women to participate in activities many thought they would not be able to do again after their service-related injuries. They get to take a day off from their normal worries and responsibilities, build support networks and are reminded that we care about them.”

 

Local boat Captains and experienced anglers, Dick Derrough from Sebastian, and Al Galliher and Dale Gray from Barefoot Bay volunteered their time and boats to take the veterans out, departing from Sebastian at “o’dark thirty” on a somewhat windy Saturday morning.

 

Everyone caught fish, in spite of the wind, before being treated to a good lunch at a relaxing venue on the river…complete with fishing stories and the usual, good-natured ribbing found in all most all gatherings of veterans who typically cherish the bonding and brotherhood so common in the service.

 

Fishing in the event were Jeremy Hickman, Justin Nettles and Patrick Zeigler, all from Daytona and all members of Team Red, White and Blue (www.TeamRWB.org), a veterans assistance organization.

 

Hickman said, “Fishing and the great outdoors has a way of reigniting the human spirit and the guys at OACFund.org know this too.  Their staff and volunteers have the experience, knowledge, and leadership qualities that veterans admire. This was more than a fishing trip, it was a great experience that I highly recommend!”

 

Zeigler, a two-time OACF event participant, said, “I'm not sure that I deserve all of the attention I have received over the years, but I know that when the sun came up over Sebastian Inlet, I felt gratitude beyond measure!  I am thankful that I've survived, that I can honor and remember those who did not, and that so many Americans have not forgotten all of us who have served!  I'm so happy to be a two time participant in the OAC Fund fishing opportunities that have been offered by Chris Chaffin and his partners!  Being on the water with these volunteers makes me feel like the time I spent in the US Army was well worth it!”

 

Justin Nettles, the strong, quiet type quipped, “I had a great time. Thanks.”

 

The boat captains, too, were moved by the experience. Dick Derrough, who assisted OACF in organizing the event said, It was a very rewarding experience sharing a fun day fishing with veterans who have given so much to support us and our country.”

 

Galliher felt he was “…very fortunate to have been able to share a day with these outstanding men who have given so much.”

 

Gray added, “It was my honor to have been able to participate and give a little something back to our veterans who have given so much to us.”

 

Chaffin reported that OACF was formed to help people in general get outdoors and benefit from all the outdoors has to offer, but we  have focused on getting veterans out the last three years and it’s been very rewarding.

 

“Prior to this event, we have sponsored three off-shore fishing events on Veterans Day out of Miami and they have been very successful from all points of view. With this new event we wanted to provide a different but still highly enjoyable fishing experience. It went well for a first-time event and I hope to make it an annual event if we can build more support for it.”

 

He concluded by encouraging anyone interested in supporting his efforts to get more vets out fishing to contact him at (321) 729-0280 or OACFund@gmail.com.

 

                                                                                                --OACFund--

 

The Outdoor Adventure Conservation Fund:

The Outdoor Adventure Conservation Fund (OACF) connects people with the outdoors and encourages their active participation through hunting, fishing, shooting, camping, hiking and other traditional outdoor activities and pursuits. OACF provides grants that support events, programs, activities and other efforts by like-minded groups, organizations, agencies, companies and other entities that create and conduct such activities in a safe, positive environment and, overall, seek to develop a caring conservation ethic for the outdoors. OACF is the proud sponsor of the Miami Veterans Day Fishing event, started in 2014.

 

Chaffin also acknowledged the founding role of Dream Giveaway (www.dreamgiveaway.com) in creating OACF.

 

Team Red, White and Blue:

Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

 

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