Date: April 28-29, 2017
Location: La Push, WA
Heroes Attended: 20
WHHC Guide: Matthew Houston
Outcome: The 2017 La Push Lingcod Derby was established by local fishing captains to be a fundraiser for the WHHC. Captain John Thiel from Alpha Angler Charters led this effort to get the local community’s support behind the WHHC. We ended up having 12 boats compete and were able to get 40 Service Members out fishing—19 of the 40 were combat wounded veterans. We look forward to doing more of these events in the future and thank all participants, donors, captains, and volunteers for making this event a success.
Our Wounded Heroes take home memories and friendships that will last a lifetime!