Consider what the most rewarding moments of your life have been. For me it goes far beyond catching big fish or career opportunities to be on TV. My most rewarding moments aren't when I am the one in the spotlight. On the contrary, they are when I am able to shine that light on somebody else. I have had the privilege of doing that for Bassmaster Classic Champions, X Games icons and Olympic Gold Medalists, but nothing compares to the privilege of honoring American Military Heroes.
When I started Ultimate Fishing Experience I had a few motives. Top of that list is sharing my passion for fishing by offering an opportunity to fish with the biggest names in the sport. I've been fortunate to meet some incredible people and forge some great relationships over the years, so I picked up the phone and reached out for their support. I'm grateful that so many have stepped up to help us offer these incredible fishing packages with the best anglers in the world, with a chance to not only learn the techniques, but also get the gear the Pros use.
We have certainly created something special. Now, it's time to do something significant with it.
I'm a big believer in Karma. Be kind, take the high road, do good things, and good things will happen. You can call it Karma, you can call it paying it forward or you can simply view it as a guy who has been blessed with great opportunities wanting to share with others. So, every year I will give away some very special Ultimate Fishing Experience Packages to deserving anglers.
Some Sacrificed A Little...Some Sacrificed Everything.
Heroes come in many forms. They are military veterans and fire fighters, they are teachers, coaches, police officers and single parents, they are children persevering through challenges and mentors who positively impact other people's lives. Heroes are the people that unselfishly give of themselves whether for an individual in need, for our society, our environment or our freedom.
They serve our country and they serve humankind.
It's our turn to give something back.
I need your help finding Heroes who not only enjoy fishing, but also love it so much they watch it on TV and read about it on line or in magazines. The more he or she loves fishing, the better the Experience. This will be the fishing trip of a lifetime and there will be no cost whatsoever to you or the Hero.
The only catch, is that it must be a surprise.
Nominate a Hero who loves to fish. Don't nominate yourself.
You may submit your nomination via our on-line nomination form or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name and contact info and why you think the person you are nominating deserves to be recognized and rewarded with an Ultimate Fishing Experience Package.
This is the chance to reward a Hero with the fishing trip of a lifetime. Make it count!
Please don't involve your Hero in the nomination process. It must be a surprise.