Greg, there is part of BD that doesn't want anything to do with this discussion and will quietly continue to support. MO is not required to post on BD and I don't blame them. A volunteer coming on BD to get blasted for trying to make the event work, especially when a portion of the guys posting don't even fish the tournament? Those that genuinely care will call MO and talk with Ryan or one of the other volunteers as I have done. The 2019 WTC was able to support 54 Veterans and some of them brought their families putting the total somewhere in the 90-100 range. Lodging, food, fishing trips, and an event that brings them into our fishing community.....is worth it to me. In this case, the sum of our parts supporting the WTC is better than the individual people against the WTC. The event isn't perfect but I have no doubt that it will only get better from here.Sorry duck but it's not my responsibility to reach out to MO to un fuk this mess. Since BD makes up probably 90% of the WTC participants I would think they would take the first opportunity they had to save face... hasn't happened.
Keep supporting them that's your choice and I'm not going to give you shit for it....I'm just not jumping on that same bandwagon. My choice, you know the Merica way.
Thanks Goat those were the days! To this day I still believe that fishing is one of the best forms of therapy for our vets, but all I see is people tearing down organizations like MO/WTC and others trying to do what they can to help veterans in need of support, if you really want to help take them fishing and get to know these veterans, they are people just like you and me that need support and mentorship.Then do.it!.Support something instead of tearing down MO. Salmon for Soldiers (SFS)was a group that Started After Danny and I got the 20 or so boats gathered up with the Help of SnoKing PSA. They excluded Danny after it their first year.
Wounded Warrior Project doesn't give alot back to the Vets. People see the need and try to build a better Organization. Ryan has been around the last few years running trips on his boat along with a few others for Halibut, lings, and seabass out of LaPush. Not my home Port. Been involved once with him there. This year i will run my boat up to fish on 23rd May.
Get involved or get stuck
I'm fishing both.