Port Washington, WI
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This Years Fish Outing is on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019.
We are in need of Boats. If you have a boat and would like to volunteer to take some veterans out for a fun day of fishing, please contact us.
We also are in need of fish for the fish boil that we put on for the veterans and our amazing volunteers after a fun filled day on the lake. Please let us know if you have any fish you would like to donate.
Our mission is to give the vets that attend the event an AMAZING day of fishing, a fish boil, a cook out, entertainment, and mingling with other veterans.
We just want to give a little "Thank You" to some of the people that have sacrificed so much for us.
Tom McQuaid, Lou Krecklow, Wayne Horman and many others started this event by taking 2 disabled vets in wheelchairs out on charter fishing boats.
This has grown into a event that is in its 46th year this year. It has grown into about 50 or more boats taking out 100+ veterans; some wheelchair bound and some ambulatory out on fishing charter boats, to enjoy a day of fishing. There is an award ceremony for the biggest fish caught in each category, a fish boil and a cook out, and always a veteran band playing for entertainment.
For some of the vets this is the only time they get to get out of the VA Hospital all year. To see the smile on their face makes it all worth it!
This event is put on every year, to Thank our Veterans for everything they have done for us.
"ALL gave SOME, SOME gave ALL"
This event could not go on with out our AMAZING volunteers, and our Committee that works hard all year to make sure this event goes on without a hitch.
This year we are accepting donations for a new trailer. This trailer will house and transport everything needed for our committee members to be able to put on the Disabled Vets Fish Outing.
This is an important purchase for the outing, as we do not have our storage space in the American Legion as it is now the Inventors Brewpub.
You can send donations to:
D.V.F.O C/O Vicki Lee
PO Box 26
Port Washington, WI 53074
We appreciate each and every donation. We would not be able to put on this outing if it was not for our AMAZING supporters.
Thank you to ALL of our volunteers that made last years event a HUGE Success! The day ran very smoothly for the first year at the Iventor’s Pub. A HUGE thank you to Adam of the Inventor’s Pub for being so helpful!!
Mother Nature was good to us last year, and we were able to get ALL the veterans out on boats, they were able to go fishing, and come back with some AMAZING catches.
HUGE THANK YOU, to ALL of the Charter Boat Captains that volunteer their time and boats to make this event possible.
Few Statistics of the 2018 Outing
A few statistics from last years outing. 74 Veterans from the VA Hospital were able to go out fishing in 42 volunteer boats. They caught 174 fish for a total weight of approximately 385 pounds. The fish caught were all smoked and taken to the VA Hospital in Milwaukee, WI to give all the patients a chance to share in the day.
Any donations can be sent to our treasurer, all year round.
P.O. Box 26
Port Washington, WI 53074
The event for 2019 will be held on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019.
Feel free to contact our Committee Members:
Mary Schuknecht- Chairperson: 262.284.9144
Vicki Lee- Treasurer: 262.483.7483
Danielle Peterson- Website Creator: 414.306.4058
or email us at:
435 Lake Street, Port Washington, Wisconsin 53074, United States’s