The history behind Hooks for Heroes
Pat Buzzeo and Rich Kondub
Founders of Hooks For Heroes
In 2012, Past Commodores Richard Kondub and Pat Buzzeo of the Halloween Yacht Club wanted to do something for our Veterans. They decided to start a fishing contest to raise money for a Veteran organizations. In 2012 and 2013, the proceeds went to the Wounded Warrior Project. In 2014, all proceeds went to the local Chapter 13 DAV Stamford Ct. “Operation Gift Cards”. The 2015 proceeds will go to “Operation Gift Cards” once again. Halloween Yacht Club decided that in 2017 the proceeds will benefit Operation Gift Cards yet again, given it’s tremendous outcome.
This has become a Community event in which our community donates all that is needed. In this way we are able to bring our wounded warriors up from Walter Reed National Military Hospital for not only a day of fishing but also bring their family members out sailing. This also includes Connecticut veterans form WWII ,Korean, and Vietnam.