Good partners are the key to successful OACFund events--without them none of the smiles, friendships, handshakes, hugs, high-fives and renewed self-confidence would be possible. The OACFund extends our most heart-felt appreciation to these partners who have helped make our veterans lives better.
Dream Giveaway Group, Inc. (www.dreamgiveaway.com) -- The Dream Giveaway Group embraced the concept for the OACFund and provided all the funding to establish the Fund. OACFund is forever grateful to them for making it all possible.
Hope For the Warriors-- (www.hopeforthewarriors.org) gathered all the veterans who particpated in the inaugural OACFund event in 2014. They also provided gifts for the participants.
Team Red, White and Blue-- (www.teamrwb.org) reached out to their members in Florida to take part in the 2015 OACFund Veterans Day Miami Fishing Event. Fourteen veterans enjoyed the event, including for the first time two lady vets and two Viet Nam era veterans
Miami Sportfishing Captains/Boats--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 also made arrangements with Monty's Sunset Restaurant to host a fish fry for the veterans and Bouncer's sister, Sue Singer, made lunches for the anglers to eat while they fished.
In 2015, Capt. Bouncer once again took the lead in arranging for the boats and captains who hosted the OACFund event and our veterans. This year, two additional boats were added, with the captains/boats from 2014 stepping up for a second year. This year's captains included:
Capt. Bouncer firstname.lastname@example.org
Capt. Matt Lawson MTL7788@gmail.com
Capt. Quinton Dieterle Dieterle@bellsouth.net
Capt. Alex Castellano email@example.com
Capt. Matt Tambor firstname.lastname@example.org
Capt. Ray Rosher (305) 788-3474
Monty's Sunset Restaurant, Miami Marina (www.montyssobe.com)-- Monty's supported our veterans by extending a deep discount to OACFund for the fish fry they prepared and hosted immediately following the day of fish. Veterans enjoyed a fabulous meal featuring the fish they caught that day.
Hampton Inn Coconut Grove/Coral Gables Hotel (www.miamicoconutgrove.hamptoninn.com) Extended discounts to OACFund that helped our budget go farther and allowed us to host more veterans.
Contact us at:
Outdoor Adventure Conservation Fund
PO Box 511118
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951
We'll be posting news of our events on this site but we hope other outdoor media will help spread the word on how much these events mean to the participants. If you can help do that, please contact us.
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