Troop Appreciation Foundation

   "Honor - Service - Gratitude"

Troop Appreciation Fishing Derby Update :     

The 10th Annual Troop Appreciation Fishing Derby 

Planning for the 2022 Annual Troop Fishing Derby's 

The Troop Appreciation Foundation plans to host two (2) Fishing Derby's in 2022The 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 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.       

The following is a list of the planning committee for event.  Feel free to contact them if you have any questions.

•  Mike Glover will focus on fundraising, media relations & logistics (

•  Bill Strong will be treasure, and assist with fundraising & logistics (

•  Joby Wetzel will be the chief of the boats (COB) and all activities associated with securing boat captains for event

•  Tammy Hicks will be the lead for all activities associated with securing and distributing prizes & gifts (

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, wish to donate &/or volunteer.

The Troop Appreciation Foundation would like to give the Lake Murray Sailing Club a special Thank You for allowing us to host events at their clubhouse in 2021 !!  

Annual Troop Fishing Derby takes place at The Lake Murray Sailing Club - 235 Old Forge Road, Chapin SC  29036

Volunteers Needed
We need some interested patriotic sponsors to help with prizes. Checks should be made out to: 
“TAFFF.”(Troop Appreciation Fishing Fund Foundation) and sent to: P.O. Box 876, Chapin SC 29036 or donate here:

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)

All  donations are tax deductible and go directly to the event – not to the Wounded  Warrior Project


We need some interested patriotic sponsors to help with prizes .