Through the support of our tournament anglers and families, Angler Armory has donated over $60,000 in cash plus a ton of food and toys
to the local charities that we support!
Take a moment to learn more about these great charities:
Reeling Freedom: “When I retired in 2014, I was blessed to be able to buy a beautiful offshore fishing boat. My Wife, and Father fished with me two to three times a week. We would always see veterans on the causeway or on the docks. One day I said, “how cool would it be to pull up and say, Lets go, and take random veterans fishing”. We did this for over a year until my wife recommended, we turn it into a non-Profit and seek Sponsors. The rest is history” – Paul Gage, retired USMC and CEO of Reeling Freedom
– Reeling Freedom is Owned and Operated by Paul and Danielle Gage
– Paul is a 22 Year Marine Corps Veteran with seven Combat Tours
– Reeling Freedom was established in 2015 and became a 501(c)(3) non-Profit in 2017.
We purchase inshore charters from Local Charter Captains in order to put more vets on the water. Everyone that is a part of Reeling Freedom Works Full time and operates Reeling Freedom on a volunteer basis. Reeling Freedom is 100% Paid out to the Mission or Putting Vets on the water. No one takes a pay check from the Foundation.
- Veterans that want to take advantage of the Program can go onto ReelingFreedom.com and sign up there. We Sponsor a lot of events throughout the year and give out as many charters as we can financially afford to.
- Reeling Freedom also supports Local Law Enforcement and First Responders. We are in contact with Many Doctors that Recommend our Program to Responders that have PTSD issues like your veterans do, Fishing is Theropy…
Tighten the Drag Foundation: To extend the opportunity for recovery and a better quality of life for those who have suffered a life changing Spinal Cord Injury as a result of an accident that resulted in paralysis. Every year in the United States, between 250,000 and 400,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries. Their road to recovery is long. The average newly injured person with a spinal cord injury will incur 2.9 million dollars in medical costs in their first year. The average yearly medical costs after the first year can be $400,000 up to $750,000 depending on the level of injury. You can help by donating today. Your dollars will help to provide relief for rehabilitative costs for these individuals. www.tightenthedragfoundation.org
Santa’s Angels: Their mission is to raise funds through community events and donations to help local families and children. Their goal is to give back to the community in the true spirit of Christmas by bringing holiday joy to deserving children in Pinellas County. They were able to donate toys to 270 children and food baskets to 40 children this past Christmas. www.santasangels.org
The Kind Mouse Productions Inc: Their mission is to assist families in transition and their chronically hungry children while developing the next generation of volunteers to carry on the mission of The Kind Mouse. No hardworking individual should ever feel despair due to economic hardships beyond their control. Everyone has a right to feel safe and secure in their own homes, and no one should ever go hungry. In 2016 they provided 12,397 hungry students with food on the weekends. They also served over 100 families with their 90 day program, providing food, houseware, pet food and career coaching. www.thekindmouse.org
Operation: Military Matters was started in November 2015, as part of a fourth grade school gifted project by nine-year-old Graci Tubbs.
After hearing and seeing veterans speak at a school Veterans Day assembly, Graci felt the need to support our military and let the men and women sacrificing their lives for us, know people back home cared about them. What started out as a school project collecting supplies from the community and sending care packages from home to the military overseas grew into a nonprofit. In December 2016, Operation: Military Matters became a corporation and a 501 (c) (3).
Today, Graci speaks to civic organizations and the military to let them know about OMM. Her efforts help raise support and donations to continue sending care packages overseas to our military. She collects: toiletry items, shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, snacks, hard candy, wipes, games, instant coffee, creamer, romen noodles, beef jerky, tuna or salmon packs, tea, gallon zip lock bags, hand lotion, trail mix, socks etc. To find out more go to www.operationmilitarymatters.com
Madeira Beach Youth Baseball & Softball: They are a youth baseball/softball organization for children 16 and under. www.madbeachball.com