I have fulfilled my lifelong dream to compete in the prestigious GEICO Bassmaster Classic. As a young child, out fishing with my dad and grandpa, I dreamed about this opportunity. Thanks to the tremendous support and commitment of family and friends, this dream has become my reality. I look forward to living out MY DREAM on Lake Hartwell in South Carolina in March. I will be there to compete fiercely and to win; but I also want to accomplish something bigger than all of us!
Because I have a passion for fishing and for helping others, my new hope and dream is to use this opportunity with which I have been blessed to make other people’s dreams come true. As I considered how to seize this opportunity, it was important to me that I partner with a charity like Catch-A-Dream that places emphasis on our youth and the outdoors.
It’s inspiring to know that the Catch-A-Dream Foundation has granted over 620 life-changing hunting and fishing trips to children and their families since its inception in 2000. My priority with this fundraising campaign is to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening and terminal illnesses through our friends at Catch-A-Dream. Catch-A-Dream spends about $5,000 out of pocket on each child trip, and we want to support as many Catch-A-Dream experiences as we possibly can.
But a secondary goal of this campaign is to provide the opportunity for one child and their family, whose dream is to attend a Bassmaster Classic event, the opportunity to attend the 2019 Classic with all expenses paid and backstage access. Though not specifically a Catch-A-Dream adventure, this will be a once in a lifetime experience for one young fishing fan and their family!
With your help, we can make this new dream a reality, many times over! It’s incredible when people, particularly outdoor enthusiasts, come together for a common cause. It’s no surprise that individuals and companies in the outdoor industry are compassionate and generous. I couldn’t think of a better group of people to reach out to during this fundraising campaign. I encourage you to help in any way you can. TOGETHER, we can make DREAMS come true!
The goal is $100,000, which will fully fund 20 child trips, but I hope to surpass this amount. Please know that every dollar raised will go directly to the Catch-A-Dream Foundation to make multiple children’s fishing or hunting dreams come true. Thank you for your contribution and willingness to help MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
2018 Bassmaster Classic Contender