To the editor:
Wounded Warrior Anglers of America, Inc. would love to send a "thank you" to all those who helped with the Inaugural "Battle of Matlacha" in honor of Tom Mawer. The fishing tournament was the first to raise funds for our 501(c)(3) public charity and was held on Nov. 10, 2012. We would like to claim it as a big success and it was not possible without the help of some very special businesses & Individuals.
The event sponsors: Olde Fish House Marina & Fish Market - Lisa and Darrell Dence and crew; Newton Supply Steve Smith; Q&O Photo House - Jim and Marie Normandin; Just Right Realty Co. - Mike Carroll; Miceli's Restaurant - Joe, Vinnie and Mike Miceli; Matlacha Menagerie Linda Solinger; Pine Island Eagle Meghan McCoy; Southwest Funding, LP Melanie Brown and Gulf Coast Massage & Skin Care - Dr. Bradford Yaeger.
Silent and Chinese auction donors (businesses): Bubba's Roadhouse & Saloon Cape Coral; Cape Tool & Tackle Cape Coral; Capt. Rob's Bait & Tackle Cape Coral; Classic Concepts Cape Coral; Crazy Lure Cape Coral; D&D Matlacha Bait And Tackle Matlacha; Hair FX Cape Coral; Four Winds Marina Bokeelia; Lehr's Economy Tackle Inc. N. Fort Myers; Marine Trading Post N. Fort Myers; Mimi's Fashion Matlacha; Nick & Stella's Family Sports Pub Cape Coral; Pine Island Paper Company Matlacha; Sea-Tow Cape Coral; Tarpon Point Marina Cape Coral; Vision Ace Hardware Cape Coral; West Marine Cape Coral; Wild Child Art Gallery Matlacha and Wiley X Eyewear California.
Silent and Chinese auction donors (individuals): Ann Thomas; Antoine LaChapelle; E. Louise Ritchey; Gregory Ehmann; Karen Greb; Kay Vincent and Kevin Santos.
We would also love to say a special "thank you" to the volunteers: warriors in their own rights! Ann Thomas; Antoine LaChapelle; Erin Brophy; Kevin Santos; Meghan McCoy; Nancy Durham; John Lynch Weigh Master and Mickey Franklin Sr. Weigh Master.
If we forgot any business or individual we would like to say "thank you."
Wounded Warrior Anglers of America, Inc. would love to send a "thank you" to all those who helped with the Veteran's Day Warrior and Caregiver Retreat on Nov. 12, 2012. Wounded Warrior Anglers had the pleasure of hosting 14 warriors and six caregivers. This would not have been possible without the help of some very special businesses and individuals.
Local businesses and individuals: Olde Fish House Marina Lisa, Darrell and staff; Spa 33 LLC Tammy, Nadine and staff; Pine Island Eagle Meghan; Barnhill's The Seafood Spot Eddie, Jamie and staff; The Angler's Inn at Matlacha Bill; The Lost Riders Riding Club; Q&O Photo House Jim and Marie; Capt. Rob's Bait & Tackle Rob; Micky Franklin Tires & Wheels Micky; Mark Barton & SAMBO MC; John Sullivan; Barbara Jameson; Jo Ann Catlin and Nancy Durham.
Captain, boat and crew: Antoine LaChapelle and Jeff Asbury; Capt. William Morrison; Capt. Chuck Woodard; Capt. Rich Russell, Chris Sanders and Keith Neil.
Thank you and tight lines,
David and Judy Souders
Wounded Warrior Anglers of America, Inc.
P.S. If we forgot any business or individual, we would like to say "thank you."