Port Washington, WI
Port Washington, WI
After consulting with the VA Hospital, the Committee for the Disabled Vets Fish Outing has come to the difficult decision that we need to cancel our annual Outing, scheduled for June 17th, in order to keep everyone safe. If the pandemic is over in late spring/early summer, we will look into the feasibility of picking a late summer date for fishing or having a picnic for the Vets.
We have received the Outing hats for the year so those will be available for purchase in various places once things are open again.
Thank you all for your understanding and continued support during these unsettling times.
Last year Mother Nature was not very cooperative with our committee at the Disabled Vets Fish Outing.. The weather did not allow us to get the vets out on the charter boats to go fishing. The conditions were just too dangerous for us to allow them to go out on the water. The waves were just too high.
We did however; have a fun filled day with lots of camaraderie, B-I-N-G-O, music played by a veteran band, a fish boil, and LOTS of food and desserts!
There's much to see here. So please, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us. We hope you enjoy our site and take a moment to drop us a line.
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 was 46 years ago. We continue to put on this event in their honor every year.
This event has continued to grow with each passing year. We now have 50 or more boats that, take 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.
Last year we were accepting donations for a new trailer.
Thanks to all of the help, we were able to purchase the trailer!!
This trailer will continue to house and transport everything needed for our committee members to be able to put on the Disabled Vets Fish Outing.
This was an important purchase for the outing, as we did not have our storage space in the American Legion anymore as it is now the Inventors BrewPub.
We have purchased the trailer however, we do have additions that we still need to add to the trailer itself. We are going to add the name of the event and other logos/decals/pictures to the trailer so that it is known that this is the trailer for the Disabled Vets Fish Outing.
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 at the Inventor’s Pub. A HUGE thank you to Adam of the Inventor’s Pub for being so helpful!
HUGE THANK YOU, to ALL of the Charter Boat Captains that volunteer their time and boats to make this event possible each and every year, we really could not do this without you. Even though we could not go out on the water this year we appreciate each and every one of you for your pledge of donation of your time and of your boats!
Few Statistics of the 2018 Outing
A few statistics from the 2018 outing, so you can get an idea of what this outing is when Mother Nature cooperates with us. 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 2020 will be held on:
Wednesday, June 17th, 2020.
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