In 2008, 7-year-old Mini Junior Derby Winner, Jack Nixon, saw an article in the paper about recovering wounded veterans and came up with an amazing idea: What better therapy could there be for these American heroes than a serious fishing tournament, a Menemsha, Massachusetts sunset, great food and the grateful fellowship of an entire island community?

Jack answered that question four years ago and along with his parents and their awesome team at the Beach Plum Inn launched the Beach Plum Inn American Heroes Saltwater Challenge.

The challenge, being held this year from September 30 to October 4 (2013), honors 12 to 15 wounded veterans from the Walter Reed National Medical Center. The challenge provides the veteran with an all-expenses-paid trip to Martha’s Vineyard for some world-class fishing and wonderful times.

For more information, you can call Jennifer Grace at 508-645-9454 or email her at

You can also visit their website by CLICKING HERE.

To learn more about the harbor of  Menemsha, CLICK HERE.


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