The Future Fisherman Foundation completed its first on-line fundraising auction to support youth aquatic education and training programs across the United States with great success!
Sixty-eight items including music memorabilia, artwork and guided fishing trips went up for bid on Thursday, November 17. When the auction wrapped up on the following Tuesday, almost all of the items were claimed by generous bidders from across the country.
“We’re absolutely thrilled with the results of this program,” F3 Executive Director, Mark Gintert, stated. “I don’t have an exact total yet, but it appears we have raised several thousands to help support our educator training programs and programs like Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs.
I would like to personally thank the staff at The Bass Federation, specifically, Mrs. Tisha West for assisting us with this exciting auction, which will most certainly become an annual event,” Gintert said. “In addition, we would also like to thank our previous director, Keith Sutton, for his tireless efforts to start this program and collect most of the auction items. Last but not least, we’d like to thank all of the generous people who donated trips and merchandise to support this great cause.”
Supporting the “Future of Fishing” starts one donor at a time and we truly appreciate everyone who participated in this year’s event.
About the Future Fisherman Foundation
Established in 1986, the Future Fisherman Foundation unites the sportfishing industry and a nationwide network of state outdoor educators, national conservation groups and youth organizations dedicated to introducing America’s youth to angling and the outdoors. These efforts help people of all ages have safe and enjoyable fishing experiences that foster conservation ethics. Visit www.futurefisherman.org.