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Fishing For Life’s Next-Gen Program

$13,421 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 237 people in 2 months
Created August 29, 2018

"I count it a blessing to have represented the United States 7 times in the World Championships of Freshwater Fishing.  Even so, my true passion has always been to introduce people – especially families – to the sport of fishing.  Living out that passion has lead me to partner with Fishing For Life  in support of their many programs that serve families through the language of fishing.  Their Next-Gen program finds mentors for children of families in need .  A special focus within the program serves families of our Veterans who have lost loved ones serving our nation.  The intersection of these components inspires me to do something especially meaningful to help them." 

"On September 11th, 2018, I will fish for 24 hours straight to raise funds and awareness for Fishing For Life’s Next-Gen program from the Giant Goose Ranch in Canton, Illinois .  The Giant Goose Ranch is a family-focused recreation facility offering activities like camping, kayaking, and fishing - making them an ideal host for the Marathon Man event ." 

"Ultimately, our goal is to raise $25,000 that will directly provide intentional, consistent, measurable one-on-one fishing and outdoor-related experiences, as well as meaningful spiritual guidance for youth from military families and from single-parent households. Youth in the Next Gen program range in ages from 10-16 years old, are from military and/or single-parent families, with a special emphasis on those who have a parent on active duty, those who have lost a parent due to war, and those who have a parent who has become incapacitated due to their war wounds."

Donate $20 or more and you will be entered to win one of our many fishing prizes from our amazing sponsors. Learn more at the Marathon Man Fishing Facebook Page 

"I'm counting on your support, which will directly help these families by covering the cost of finding and training mentors, covering administrative needs like background checks, connecting the mentors with families in need, covering costs associated with outdoor experiences and providing equipment for the kids."

"There are kids whose parents are deployed, aren't coming back, or aren't able to participate in the outdoors because of war injuries, and these kids are waiting for mentors right now. They need our help, which is why I'm choosing September 11 to raise awareness, and why I'm asking you to join me in making a difference in their lives with a donation."

Your friend,

Jeff Kolodzinski

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Hi everyone,

We will select random winners for our prize giveaway this Friday, September 21st. The winners will be announced on the Marathon Man Fishing Facebook page next week.

https://www.facebook.com/MarathonManFishing

Thank you for your support and good luck!
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By donating a minimum of $20 and you will be entered to win one of our many fishing prizes from our amazing sponsors.
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$13,421 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 237 people in 2 months
Created August 29, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
Fishing For Life
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