The next MAD event is
MAD 2015 Tidewater Virgina August 29
Military Registrations are now open for MAD 2015 Tidewater Virgina.
See the Tidewater Chapter page for more information
The first of four events, the Cape Lookout Shootout Tournament Series was held July 17-18 at the BoatHouse in Beaufort, NC.
The beneficiary of the series is Military Appreciation Day, who receives the proceeds from fish sales, and any other donations made from the participants.
MAD volunteers prepared and served some delicious barbecue and all the fixins for the Captain’s meeting on Friday July 17th. Hobo Junction as they are known did a fantastic job as usual, and there were numerous full bellies and compliments.
Last year, each winning boat donated $1,000 of thier winnings on the spot!!
Saturday was tournament day and several MAD volunteers helped to dock the boats and 4 special guests from the Single Marines Program helped to gut the fish as they came in.
The tradition continues, the winning boat this year was “Mom Said No” and Captain Harvey Hoopes donated $1,000 of their winnings to MAD!
The next events for the Cape Lookout Shootout are:
August 28/29 (MAD will prepare and serve food again & dock help needed)
October 9/10 (Only dock help needed)
and the Championship on November 13/14 (Only dock help needed)
Southport, NC Thanks to our local Chamber of Commerce (for providing a float) and our hard working volunteers, Southport MAD honored our nation and troops in the annual 4th of July parade. For those not familiar with this event, Southport is the site of the official state celebration and hosts many state dignitaries, including the Governor. In addition to MAD volunteers, we were honored to have 3 Naval Personnel from the Naval Operational Support Center, Wilmington, NC ride along.
More photos available on the MAD Southport Chapter Facebook
Congratulations to MAD Chapter Morehead City for another outstanding event.
Thanks to volunteer photographers
Ashton Suddarth, Izzy, Sara Roman and Margie Nicholas
Back for event number 3 is the MAD Tidewater Virginia chapter! August 29th 2015 they will show the Nations Heroes a fun day on the water by going fishing and just having some fun!
Home base will be once again be Wallace’s Bait and Tackle on Dandy Point Road in Hampton. Many captains will depart from their dock or port of choice with all planning to have their troops back to Wallace’s by 3pm. While the troops are fishing family members are invited to participate in an afternoon of fun activities for the children that include games of skill with PRIZES for the winners, followed by a meal sure to please! Drinks, snacks and sno cones will be available for all. The activities will be ready to roll at 1pm
We need boat volunteers! Treat some new Military friends to a fun day on the water, with fish as a bonus! Please click here to volunteer your boat, you won’t regret it!
We also need land based volunteers for dock help, Troop registration and general site volunteers! Get a tee shirt and a great sense of pride helping us say One, Simple, Thanks! to these Military Heroes!
Click here to signup and volunteer!
Let’s roll MAD Tidewater!