Active Duty enrollment for Morehead City is now Closed!

UPDATE May 24,
Military Enrollment for MAD 2015 Morehead City has been closed.

If you enrolled before closing, be sure to inform us as soon as you are not able to attend. We realize things change with your orders, but these volunteers are spending their time, effort and hundreds of dollars to get their boat ready to take you fishing! We have no-shows that make for empty boats at these events, and only you can help.

Also, If you got your registration in before the closing, you can review and revised your registration information using the Military Registration Status page. You can also check on your boat assignment status.

We have many, many shore based activities if you are not interested in fishing, these include:
· Kids dock side fishing derby.

· Kids coloring books and sidewalk chalk.

· Family boat rides around the harbor and State Port.

· One hour family fishing trips in nearby harbor.

· Carrot Island Wild Pony boat tour.

· Pirate Revenge ship where kids get to dress like pirates and shoot water cannons at a smaller renegade pirate boat.

· Scavenger hunt on Sugarloaf Island (includes USCG licensed Captain ferry ride)

· Horse and carriage rides.

· Bounce house and dunk tank.

· Free hot dog and hamburger lunch.

· Free snacks – popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones.

· Free face painting.

· Corn hole and other games.

· Park with slides and swings.

· Live music with three bands.

· DJ at City Park.

Selfie assistant volunteers will help use your device for taking your picture having fun!

Remember the YakFisher

   

It is with great sadness

that I must share the news with everyone that Rodney Carroll has passed away.
Rodney was passionate about supporting the men and women of the US Military and our Veterans. Along with Dan Smith and John Polosky, Rodney led the trip to Wilmington in 2006 that forced establishments to change their policy and allow servicemen in uniform to gain admission. This act ultimately lead to the creation of MAD and Rodney was instrumental in getting the first few events started. Without his leadership and dedication to those who serve, MAD would never have been able to get off the ground. It was his dedication to all who have worn the uniform of our country that fueled him and he wore his love of country as a badge of honor every day.


Rodney
Rodney “YakFisher” Carroll
1962-2015


Please keep Rodney and his family in your thoughts and prayers while we mourn the loss of our dear friend.

In Memory of …

Rodney Isaac Carroll, aka “Yakfisher” went to be with our Lord on Monday, April 6, 2015.
Rodney was born in Greensboro, NC on February 16, 1962 and was currently living in Atlantic Beach, NC. He enjoyed fishing, kayaking, camping, and all outdoor activities. He served honorably in the US Navy and afterwards he became a passionate supporter of all who served in all branches of the military. He was one of the founders of MAD, Military Appreciation Day, and was instrumental in the leadership of that group and organizing events. Rodney’s love of country and those who serve was exceeded only by his love of God, and his family.

Enrollment date announced!

Registration for active duty fishing participants and family members for Military Appreciation Day 2015 in Morehead City, NC. will begin on April 13, 2015 

Please check the Enroll page on that date to sign up. We will also have several professional kayak guides offering trips that day, please select if you are interested in that option, get to the fishing faster!

Remember we have numerous land based activities for family members and you to take part in as well:

Family Activities 9: am to 4:30 pm

  • Kids dock side fishing derby.
  • Kids coloring books and sidewalk chalk.
  • Family boat rides.
  • One hour family fishing trips in nearby harbor.
  • Carrot Island Wild Pony boat tour.
  • Pirate Revenge ship where kids get to dress like pirates and shoot water cannons at a smaller renegade pirate boat.
  • “Island Life” themed scavenger hunt on Sugarloaf Island (includes USCG licensed Captain ferry ride)
  • Horse and carriage rides.
  • Bounce house and dunk tank.
  • Free hot dog and hamburger lunch.
  • Free snacks – popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones.
  • Free face painting.
  • Corn hole and other games.
  • Park with slides and swings.
  • Live music with three bands.
  • DJ at City Park.
  • Selfie assistant volunteers will help use your device for taking your picture.

 

 


Countdown to all MAD 2015 Events

Morehead City NC, May 30
Tidewater VA, August 29
Southport NC, September 19
Lewes DE, October 10
Charleston SC, November 14

Changes to MAD event registration process announced.

Military Appreciation Day Inc. (MAD) is changing our  Guest registration process to make it easier for our guests to sign up for MAD events across the country.

Based on feedback from past participants we have decided to simplify our registration process.  Going forward MAD will no longer collect any information other than guests name, email address and phone number.  This information will be housed on secure servers prior to the event and we will continue to purge all information immediately after the event to ensure confidentiality.

Information collected by MAD is never used or shared by anyone external to the organization except to confirm event participation.

This new registration process will make it easier for our guests and ensure that data security remains a top priority.

 

Thank you,

Scott Krieger

Volunteer for MAD 2015 Tidewater, Virginia

The Tidewater Chapter has scheduled their 2015 event for August 29!

Registrations for Boats and Volunteers are now open.

See the Tidewater Chapter Page for more information.