Fishing Challenge Helps Wounded Vets
October 17, 2014
The American Heroes Saltwater Challenge provides wounded veterans and their families with an all-expenses-paid fishing trip during the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, according to an article on MVGazette.com.
The Challenge, now in its sixth year, has become a derby staple. This year, 10 veterans and their families are participating, spending their mornings at sea with captains Jonathan Boyd, Jennifer Clarke, Scott McDowell, Buddy Vanderhoop, Chip Vanderhoop and Lev Wlodyka. Afternoons are for surfcasting with Cooper Gilkes and Janet Messineo, or golf, or casting lessons. And every night a small school bus leaves the Beach Plum Inn, headed to derby headquarters for weigh-in.