The Emerald Coast Association of Realtors®, in conjunction with local charter boat captains and businesses, is hosting its 5th Annual Soldiers on the Water event on September 16.
Each year, our nation’s combat wounded are treated to a day of world-class fishing in recognition of their sacrifice and in the hopes of encouraging independence, fostering connections within the community and promoting healing and wellness through camaraderie and a shared passion for the outdoors, the Gulf waters and the sport of fishing.
In addition to the festivities for veterans, this year’s Soldiers on the Water event has expanded to include activities for veterans’ families and caretakers. All food, equipment and licensing for Soldiers on the Water will be provided by ECAR and event sponsors.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017
- 7 a.m. – Sign-in begins
- 8 a.m. – Combat wounded veterans and families depart
- 2 p.m. – Boats begin returning to the dock, where combat wounded veterans will weigh and display their catches from the day. Charter boat captains, veterans and event organizers will be available for media interviews upon request.
- 3 p.m. — Dinner and tournament
WHERE: Destin Harbor (Behind Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer), 210 Harbor Blvd., Destin
For more information, contact Farah Raschid at 850-243-6145.