It is my honor to announce a brand new Military Appreciation Day Inc. chapter in Charleston South Carolina. The Event President is none other than MAD boat volunteer Gene Morrison. Gene has towed his personal boat to North Carolina several times to participate in our take the Troops out fishing and wants to bring the mission of saying One, Simple, Thanks! to the Charleston area. They already have 4-5 boats lined up and a few volunteers to help manage, so they are on their way.
There is a large US Navy military community in and around Charleston and it includes Coast Guard and Air Force as well. Marine base Parris Island is to the south, so I’m certain there will be no shortage of heroes to attend. The event will be held in November, the exact date not chosen at this time but will be announced along with the host venue or location.
Gene is currently in the process of setting up the chapter, bank accounts, etc. but very soon he’ll need help on the streets, talking with people, boat owners, fishing clubs, local businesses that would like to help support their event. So…..we need you! If you are interested in helping in any way possible, please reach out to help get this event started right. From my understanding, there is some great fishing there that time of year.
So please join me in welcoming MAD Charleston to the family….here we GROW again!
This YouTube video submitted by Phillip Dowd of Siler City, NC was recorded on May 30, 2014.
Watch as a couple of United States Marines enjoy a day of offshore fishing courtesy of MAD 9 Morehead City Chapter and the captain of ‘Reel Serious‘.