Hog Snatcher Benefit - Aaron Martens


The #HogSnatcherBenefit was a huge success!  Thank you all that have donated money as well as items to help the Martens family.  The #hogsnatcherbenefit event raised over $10,000 based on the 200+ guests that attended.  The GoFundMe account will be open until March 11th, 2022 to generate as much funds as we can.  Please look out for the new website soon at www.hogsnatcherbenefit.com for the "Great Jersey Drive" auction.  Thanks again to all the sponsors, guides, individuals that have already donated!


WON BASS and our anglers and industry partners have come together to create a day to celebrate the "LIFE" of our dear friend Aaron Martens. We are trying to raise funds that will be given to Leslie Martens to use as she sees fit for their family needs. We are trying to raise money to help her and the kids after the tragic loss of their beloved father and husband.

The "Celebration of Life" event is scheduled from 12 noon until 6:00 PM at Lake Casitas Recreation Area. There will be FREE parking available across the street from the event area.  All are welcome to join in on the fun and festivities planned.  There will be "LIVE" music featuring the Samantha Cary band from 2pm until 5pm.  Food will be available for purchase. Bring your lawn chair, blanket and beverage packed cooler and spend the day with the family and friends of Aaron Martens.

If you can not attend the December 18th "Celebration Of Life" gathering being held at Lake Casitas , then you can donate your $100 here! Donations of any size or denomination are welcome, but not required to attend. The #hogsnatcherbenefit fundraiser will be active until March 11th, 2022.   A portion of the donations will be used for expenses at the event, the remainder will 100% all go to the Martens family.  So far we have $13,000 of the $15,000 in expenses covered by donators.  That means we are only $2000 short on covering the event expense, which will allow all the funds raised through this campaign to be given directly to the Martens family.  I am blown away by all the love and support.

We will also be offering opportunities for items that have been donated by sponsors to help raise additional funds. Your $100 donation includes one opportunity.   An additional $100 will get you 5 additional opportunities to win swag. Opportunities will be available on-site for those in attendance.

For more information on the event, please join our FB Group page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/400681528469694 

Our group page has ALBUMS listed with additional items and guide trip opportunities to bid on, as well as the single largest "Jersey Drive" ever conducted.  Over 100 National touring Pro's are sending and or have already sent in autographed jerseys, that we will be auctioning off as well.  Please check out all the cool ways we are trying to help the Martens family.

If you plan to attend, please join our event FB Events page - https://www.facebook.com/events/223738579872683 

If you wish to donate product to the event. Please send to Western Outdoor News 1211 Puerta Del Sol, Suite 270, San Clemente CA 92673 before December 15th.

Thank you for your support and help. It is greatly appreciated.


Donations (140)

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  • Anonymous
    • $25 
    • 2 yrs
  • Dustin Grice
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $1,000 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $75 
    • 2 yrs
  • Dean Kreuzer
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs
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Organizer and beneficiary

Billy Egan
San Clemente, CA
Lesley Martens

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