Troop Appreciation Foundation

It's All About the Troops!

2020 Troop Appreciation Fishing Derby Update :  

• Event postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19    

The 9th Annual Troop Appreciation Fishing Derby POSTPONED.

Planning for the 2021 Annual Troop Fishing Derby

The planning committee for 2021 event has expanded to account for growth.  

The following is a brief summary of the new structure:

•  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 the event 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 and food. 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:

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 bait, prizes and food.