IFA and Wounded Warriors Team Up


Wounded Warrior Fishing, a Florida-based charity, which allows wounded combat veterans the opportunity to enjoy the water and coastal vacations with their families, recently teamed with the Inshore Fishing Association (IFA) and Legendary Marine for a fishing event in Destin, Fla.

The fishing event, which occurred on March 24, prior to the IFA Redfish Tour tournament in Destin, featured 11 wounded warriors fishing with IFA Redfish Tour competitors and guides from the Emerald Coast Redfish Club, who served as volunteer captains for the event. After fishing from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. during the event, nine of the 11 wounded warrior competitors returned to the weigh in with legal redfish.

As part of the fishing event, the wounded warriors were interviewed about their competitive, on-the-water experience and awarded prizes from the IFA and its group of industry-leading sponsors.

Participants in the Wounded Warrior Fishing/IFA event included Scott Solomon, with Captain Ken Cube; Jim Delgenio with Captain James Whitaker Jr.; Chris Gordon with Captain Justin Hinote; Carl Fogger with Captain Wade Stepler; Jeremy Hardy and David Connolly with Captains Wes Nelson and Blake Nelson; Lance Gieselmann, Jim Carr and Ryan Carr with Captain Brad King.

For more information or to become a member of the IFA, the fastest-growing inshore fishing tournament series in the United States, go online to www.redfishtour.com or www.ifakayakfishingtour.com. To discover more about kayaking and Hobie Fishing go to www.hobiefishing.com.

More information about Wounded Warrior Fishing can also be found online at www.woundedwarriorfishing.com.

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