Troop Appreciation Foundation

   "Honor - Service - Gratitude"

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It's All About the Troops!


• Recognize & Thank men & women that served in the military for their sacrifice for country.  Recognition entails the foundation hosting full day striped bass fishing derby annually for 70-80 Wounded Warriors on Lake Murray.

Bring’m Home For Christmas - Fund air travel for 30 - 40 deserving active duty Soldiers that require financial assistance to get home for Christmas. No man or woman left behind on a holiday.

 Thank First Responders - We could not host events for the military without the support of local Law Enforcement & EMS volunteers.  Our heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our communities and make it a better place. The foundation will host a fishing tournament for a select group of First Responders annually.

2022 Troop Appreciation Plans

The Troop Appreciation Foundation plans to host two (2) Fishing Derby's in 2022.  The first fishing derby will be held in June 2022 for 40 to 50 Wounded Warriors (all branches of the military).  The second fishing derby will be focused on recognizing & thanking SC Law Enforcement (two law enforcement agencies will be selected - 40 officers will be invited to participate).  The law enforcement derby will take place in September 2022.

2021 Troop Appreciation Fishing Derby

2021 Troop Appreciation Fishing Derby Scheduled For September 8, 2021 Postponed Due To COVID-19.  Foundation will use donations to expand "Bring'm Home For Christmas" program.  Donations made this year will be used to significantly increase funding assistance we provide Soldiers to travel home for Christmas.  The Foundation will partner with military installations to fund air travel for 50 to 60 deserving Soldiers in 2021.  A number of the participants will be men and women from South Carolina.  Soldiers may participate no matter what state they may originate.    

2020 Troop Appreciation Foundation Results Update

"Bring'm Home For Christmas" program funded round trip air travel for eleven (11) Soldiers and four (4) Sailors for Christmas.  Soldiers were flown to thirteen (13) different states - Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Washington, Virginia, California, Arizona, Colorado, Michigan, Maine

2019 Troop Appreciation Fishing Derby Results

The Troop Appreciation Foundation would like to THANK all Sponsors, Boat Captains, Shoreline Volunteers and locals for supporting this year's Troop Appreciation Fishing Derby.  The event was a BIG success.    Thank you to all that help make this day special for our Soldiers.

•  69 Wounded Warriors Participated          
•  Approximately $20K In Gifts & Prizes Given 
•  375 Striped Bass Were Caught                
•  30+ Shoreline Volunteers
•  26 Volunteer Boat Captains                       
•  250+ People Attended Event
2020 Event Status Update - Event Postponed until June 2021 due to COVID-19 Virus

With your support, we can do more to help our troops!  100% of the donations we receive go towards Troop Appreciation events.


We are a 501(c)(3) - 100% of the funds donated are used for events for Wounded Warriors or Active Duty Soldiers.  Donations can be electronically submitted to Troop Appreciation Foundation via Zelle (account name in Zelle -;  My Name - Mike Glover)

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