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"Bringing the pleasure of fishing to those challenged with disabilities"

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Thank you for participating in the FHNB Great Lakes Milwaukee BIG FISH EVENT 

Saturday June 1st at SSYC - Registration is Closed 

Check FHNBinc.org for other chapter events throughout the year in Wisconsin & Beyond 

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BIG FISH EVENT

There is no cost to participate in the Big Fish Event. The first 30 participants who sign up will be part of it.  Each participant may bring one advocate with them on board. No license required.  See you @ SSYC June 1st and let's catch some big fish! 

 

Big Fish Event  Schedule Saturday June 1st

5:30 am - Check-in begins 

6:00 am - Boats cast off from docks

11:30 am - Boats return. Fish weigh in, lunch and ceremony to follow.

 

Volunteers actively plan the event, guide and assist participants on/off watercraft, cook, clean fish, and handle logistics. Thank you for volunteering, supporting and sponsoring our Big Fish Event.

 

Details on how to join the BIG FISH EVENT - click REGISTRATION - or email us at fhnbmilwaukee@gmail.com

WHEN

Saturday, June 1, 2024 5:30am Registration closed  

WHERE

South Shore Yacht Club

2300 E Nock St.

Milwaukee, WI 53207

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MISSION STATEMENT and GOALS

  • FHNB Great Lakes Milwaukee strives to provide a  recreational fishing opportunity for all anglers physically challenged regardless of their age, race, gender, or disability.

  • To create a public awareness of the problems facing persons with disabilities and the shortfall of recreational opportunities. To be a resource for information that promotes research and development of adaptive fishing equipment and accessibility.

  • To help fulfill the needs of participants for independence, positive self image and genuine feeling of accomplishment. To enhance the lives of participants with camaraderie and lasting friendships thru FHNB events.

  •  We believe through education, training, and the use of adaptive angling equipment, everyone is able to participate in the sport of fishing. "Most of us think that going fishing is as easy as a walk down to a lake. "42.5 Million Americans with disabilities or 13% of non-institutionalized  population* it's just not that easy. *Pew Research Center

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TESTIMONIAL

"A celestial ceiling of clouds hovered over a radiant sunrise, as if heaven’s ethereal floor wasn’t too far aloft to reach. That slightly uncanny feeling lent my first indication this would be a special day. This luminous moment, pictured above, also blessed my three fishing companions, seen in silhouette, a few minutes before I even met them. So, I felt a quiet optimism even amid the slight chaos of the effort to get a variety of disabled participants, and their patrons (if they had one) matched up with boat captains and first mates.

 

The 501 3-C non-profit organization’s name, Fishing Has No Boundaries, * has both poetic resonance, for the most extravagantly intrepid of anglers, and a specific reference to enabling and empowering those who might not otherwise ever board a fishing boat, or handle a rod. It was founded in 1988 by a Hayward (WI) fishing guide after he broke his leg, and now has 18 mostly-Midwest regional chapters, but ranging from Colorado Springs to Cincinnati."

 

"I felt some of the respect for the great and small creatures of the watery world, whom narrator Ishmael eloquently honors in Melville’s classic novel Moby-Dick. So, my first meal of one of these freshly-caught creatures, grilled up that night, held an aspect of sacred ritual."  a

Link to full experience of Kevin Lynch


 

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GET INVOLVED

You Can Make a Difference

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VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME

Show Your Support

Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Volunteer your time and join us. Volunteers actively plan events, guide and assist participants on/off watercrafts, cook, clean fish, and handle logistics. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help. To volunteer as a Charter Captain or a sponsor please contact the Great Lakes Milwaukee Chapter at FHNBMilwaukee@gmail.com 

Make A True Change

Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Fishing Has No Boundaries an even better Non-Profit Organization than it already is. Don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions. Mail checks to FHNB Great Lakes Milwaukee Chapter: 6133 Washington Blvd., Wauwatosa, WI 53213

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PARTNER WITH US

Team Up

This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Fishing Has No Boundaries. Get in touch with any questions about how you can partner with us today.

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SPONSORS
& PARTNERS!!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT

ANNE KEBISEK DUDEK

SOUTH SHORE YACHT CLUB

ANON CHARITABLE TRUST

BASS PRO SHOPS CABELA'S OUTDOOR FUND   

WISCONSIN DNR           

ABOVE PAR GOLF CARTS

LIONS CLUB OAK CREEK 

GIETL SIGNS  

HAUSCH DESIGN AGENCY

PHOTAVIA VISUAL NETWORK 

PREMIUM WATERS INC

PHEASANTS FOREVER              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GREAT LAKES SPORTS FISHERMEN - MILWAUKEE

MILWAUKEE FIRE FIGHTERS LOCAL 215 

MARJORIE L CHRISTIANSEN FOUNDATION    

MERCURY MARINE 

PEPSI        

KERCHIN INSURANCE 

FISHING HAS NO BOUNDARIES, INC

VETERANS AFIELD

RON'S SUPER SERVICE 

GRECO & SONS WISCONSIN

OPEN HEARTH WHOLESALE BAKERY

BREW CITY COFFEE

 

 

CONTACT US

Get in touch with FHNB Milwaukee to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

Board of Directors:

  • John Klett                

  • Brandon Witt           

  • Ryan Flohr             

  • Bob Kufahl

  • Eileen Jurgilanis

  • Jim Berzowski

  • Pete Papageorge

  • Bob Paulus

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