Veterans across the Emerald Coast are gearing for an epic fishing trip. The Emerald Coast Association of Realtors®, in conjunction with local charter boat captains and businesses, will treat combat-wounded veterans to a day of fishing and feasting during the 9th Annual Soldiers on the Water event on Saturday, September 17, 2022.
Each year, ECAR treats combat-wounded veterans to a day of world-class fishing in recognition of their sacrifice. The event encourages independence, fostering connections within the community and promotes healing and wellness through camaraderie and a shared passion for the outdoors, the Gulf waters and the sport of fishing.
- This year’s event will include entertainment for more than 140 combat-wounded veterans.
After returning from the fishing expedition, veterans will be recognized with awards including “biggest catch” and “most catches,” as well as a dinner at Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer.
“The mission is simple – to get combat-wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines out on the water for a day of fishing,” said Joe Morgan, former Chair of ECAR’s Soldiers on the Water Task Force. “This event offers servicemembers the opportunity to get involved with the community, spend time with their colleagues and do something they genuinely enjoy – at no cost to them. It’s a great way for us to say thank you for everything they’ve done for our community and for our country.”