EVENTS YOU CAN HELP WITH

Annual Fundraiser Dinner

Thank you for being a donor to the Children’s Relief Fund in previous years. Due to COVID 19, after considering the safety of everyone involved, we are cancelling our “Straight From the Heart” fundraiser. As you know, this is the only source of revenue for the organization. We depend on donations from businesses and individuals to continue our important work in our community. If you can, please consider making a donation to help us get through this difficult year. Download the Donor Form to print and mail with a check or donate online. 

 

Heritage Classic

Heritage Classic offers two matching funds programs: Birdies for Charity and Heritage Champions Fore Charity. Birdies For Charity accepts donations between February 1 - April 18, 2021. Heritage Champions Fore Charity is a year-round program with donations recieved after December 1st credited to the following year. 

 

Fishing with Friends
2021 - this event date is still TBD. We will update as soon as a date is set!

Over twenty-five years ago, Fish With Friends was created by Capt. Fuzzy Davis in honor of his cousin, Gwynne Allison, who suffered from Ms. Fuzzy recognized the struggles Gwynne endured and wanted to utilize his talents for catching fish and give opportunities to special needs children and adults at their own pace and ability to enjoy what he has found to be not only a career but a passion in his life that he enjoys most!
The first year, Fuzzy enlisted the help of a few local charter boat captains to volunteer their time and boats so the anglers would be safe, comfortable and in capable hands for catching fish.The fishing excursion was followed by a picnic that included the families of the anglers treated to live music and a fishing trophy, not for the competition but rather for a tangible way to remember the joy of the camaraderie and participation.

Fast forward over 25 years later and the event caters to over 70 special needs anglers with one parent or person accompanying them and over 30 local charter boats with captains and mates volunteering their day to treat these anglers!  The Skull Creek Boathouse provides a picnic on their waterfront deck for the siblings and parents and Lollipop the Clown is always there as part of the kid’s favorite part of the day (besides fishing of course!).  

Children’s Relief Fund has provided the necessary funding for this day allowing many of these anglers the chance to see the area they live in a whole new prospective - from the water.  Dozens of volunteers help overcome obstacles of mobility and safety and even help get wheel chairs onto boats. Many of these anglers could not participate in the pleasure of fishing, seeing dolphins firsthand or just feeling the breeze on their faces if it weren’t for the support and funding provided by the many volunteers and CRF. 

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