“The opportunity given to the Service Members this weekend was astounding. Many non-profits and other organizations attempt to contribute to Service Members, your Program “Take A Warrior Fishing” actually contributed and influenced.” – Warrior, Canyon Lake, TX
This Take a Warrior Fishing event is designed to support military personnel and their families, specifically targeting persons assigned to Warrior Transition Commands, by creating an adaptive, community-based outdoor recreation experience through the sport of fishing. Participants will have the opportunity to spend a morning on the water targeting a variety of species of fish and will return to shore for a BBQ lunch.
All equipment is provided to participants and licenses are not needed.
Event LocationWest Point Lake
LaGrange, Georgia (map)
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2014 Event Report:
West Point Project hosted its second annual Take a Warrior Fishing event on June 7, 2014. Beginning at 7 AM, 35 energetic warriors and their families joined 31 volunteer boaters from bass clubs and local businesses for four hours of fishing on the reservoir. Fishing gear was provided by Academy Sports, and other items including tee-shirts and hats were provided by local businesses in the community. Most of the warriors caught fish and had an opportunity to display their catches on stage at Highland Marina’s weigh-in station. After a morning of fishing, participants enjoyed a delicious BBQ hosted by the marina. Special thanks goes out to Jim Owens, the primary event coordinator, Park Ranger Rebecca Fink, Mark Biagiotti, Danny Elrich and Kris Svee from Highland Marina and Resort, and all of the boat captains from Highland Marina, the Benning Bass Club and Family Bass.
Thanks to our Event Sponsors
US Army Corps of Engineers, Highland Marina Resort, U.S.Coast Guard Auxiliary, Benning Bass Club, LaGrange Academy Sports & Outdoors, Calumet Bank, Callaway Blue Springwater, Georgia Ladder and Equipment, LaGrange Toyota, Mid-South Roof Systems, Herndon Engraving Company, Wounded Warrior Project, Atlanta Warrior Peer Support Group, Family Bass, Hunters For Christ, Charlie Joseph’s, Academy Sporting Goods, Lews, Flambeau, The Hughston Clinic