MAD Charleston 2020: October 17, 2020
MAD 2020 Charleston will be on October 17, 2020. We are planning to hold only the fishing portion of our event just as in past years. The Friday night captains meeting and the Saturday night barbecue are cancelled for this year. Event size may be limited based on our ability to get captains and troops signed up.
MAD Charleston 2019 Event Summary
The Charleston Chapter of Military Appreciation Day, Inc. would like to thank the captains who put Active Duty Troops on the water on a beautiful October 12th morning, and made our event a huge success. Adventure Harbor Tours used their largest pontoon boat to transport Surf captains and Troops to fish the beach on Morris Island.
We were at a new location this year, and we would like to thank Freehouse Brewery for hosting our land-based event site. Friday evening at the Captains Meeting, each Captain was given our “MAD Charleston Chapter Commemorative Coin”. At the end of the Captain’s Meeting, 10 American flags that flown in a local C17 delivering supplies to a US base overseas, were given away as “thank you’s” from the MAD Charleston Team. Southern Que-N-Stew provided the captains with a tasty meal again.
After a beautiful Saturday fishing, we gathered back at Freehouse Brewery, and the evening’s fabulous dinner was again provided by the Pioneer Smokers. Once the bellies were satisfied, the troops and captains were asked to stand, and the captains presented their troops with a “MAD Commemorative Coin”. Music afterwards was provided by our MAD Chas house band Fat Alice, who has played at each of our events.
Door prizes for the Troops were the usual sets of cornhole boards (the bottom of each board was signed by the captains and crew Friday night) and rod & reel combos.
The Charleston Chapter was founded in 2015 by MAD Volunteers who in previous years have traveled from South Carolina to participate in the Morehead City and Southport, NC events. The Charleston Chapter of MAD continues to promote the wishes of Military Appreciation Day, Inc.’s mission of “One, Simple, THANKS” to the great men and women of our Armed Forces by bringing the organization and event to South Carolina. Please keep our nation’s service men and women in your thoughts and prayers, because without their protection our freedoms would be taken away.
The Charleston Chapter would like to recognize our sponsors and supporters who make this event possible.