Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Planning huge After Party Fund Raiser dinner at River Rock Restaurant and Marina Bar

We are working with Ron, Richard and Maria at River Rock Restaurant and Marina Bar http://www.riverrockbricknj.com to plan a huge party the night of June 14th. This event will serve as the after party for the Warriors for Warriors Charity Shark Tournament and will also be a fund raiser dinner so people not involved with fishing can also help us raise money for Operation Restored Warrior www.operationrestoredwarrior.org, a non-profit who helps restore and heal veterans with the objective of preventing veteran suicides which are happening at the rate of 22 per day.

River Rock will be open to the public as usual, but we will have a portion of the place allocated to a private fund raising event that costs $30 donation per person that includes diner and discounted drinks. We will have former US Navy SEALs at the party and will have a lot of really great prizes in a Chinese Auction which will be open to the party as well as the public.

River Rock has demonstrated how much they support our active duty military and our veterans. I hope you will come to our event and spread the word to others as well so we can raise a lot of money that will go to help prevent veteran suicides.

Tournament Flyer- will be handed out at the Canyon Runner Seminar in Atlantic City on 1/25/14

Canyon Runner has agreed to help us publicize our fundraising tournament by putting one of our Tournament flyers in each bag they hand out to almost 500 attendees. www.canyonrunner.com Check out their website if you are interested in learning about the most successful offshore fishing boats on the east coast.

Here is our flyer.  What do you think?

Facebook results and New Logo for the Tournament

The launch of our Facebook page has been a great success. After just a few days, we have achieved nearly 400 "Likes" and almost 4000 views. Here is the new logo created for the Tournament by Watermrk Studios. They donated their time and effort and did a great job. Their website is http://www.watermrkstudios.com.  They also have a Tumblr post about us. Check it out. http://watermrkstudios.tumblr.com/post/warriorstournament

Monday, January 13, 2014

Announcing the Warriors for Warriors annual charity shark fishing tournament

It is very exciting to be writing the first blog for the Warriors for Warriors Charity Shark Tournament operated out of Manasquan Inlet on June 13th and 14th, 2014. We hope that this fund raising tournament will be a huge success as we work hard to raise money for American military veterans who need help. I feel very fortunate to be working with my friends, former US Navy SEALs Rich Graham and Shannon Rusch, who have been very successful raising money for veterans through other recent fund raising events that they have led. These guys have deeply inspired me and I believe we are putting together a truly unique event.  As a local Brick/Pt. Pleasant area resident and fisherman, I know the fishing community overwhelmingly supports the military and our veterans who sacrifice so much for our country. I am not aware of any event like this anywhere and am confident that this event will be well received and get a lot of support and participation.

We have established this tournament to be an annual fund raising event that raises money for charities supporting veterans. Each year, we will select a charity and for 2014, we are proud to support Operation Restored Warrior an organization that put 97% of all donations towards helping prevent veteran suicides.  It absolutely blew me away to learn that we have more than 22 veterans committing suicide each day, including 1 per day in active duty. Ever since I first learned about this, I wanted to find a way to help. Operation Restored Warrior has a 5 day program called Drop Zone which costs about $2000 per veteran to go through and it is absolutely saving lives.  As such, the way I look at it, thinking about fund raising and donations, for each $2000 raised we can save the life of a veteran who has given so much for our country and our values.  Putting together this tournament seemed like a perfect way to help in a major way to help.  Thus far, I have been so touched by the support we have received.  Across the board, everyone I have talked with has wanted to get involved on some way or another.

We are in the process of securing Sponsors and finalizing the website www.warriorstournament.com so please visit it weekly to see updates. Additionally, you can read this Blog for updates and also please check out our Warriors for Warriors Tournament Facebook page where we will post updates, new videos and provide additional information as necessary. If you visit the website and are going to fish the tournament, please leave your name and email so we can put your name in a drawing for an offshore big game fishing reel.  We hope you will join us to fish in the Tournament, but if you are not into fishing, you can always join us at the after party fund raiser dinner where food will be served, drinks will be discounted, there will be a silent auction and you can meet the SEALs.