Re: Striperfest 2011 - Raffle Donors
Posted by Noel de Guzman on 2011-08-30 23:36:17
in reply to Striperfest 2011 - Raffle Donation Letter posted by Dan Blanton on 2011-08-30 12:13:20
|Striperfest season is here!!|
Last year 87 donors contributed enough loot to help make for a record breaking fundraising event. (Check out the list at http://www.danblanton.com/conservation/rpt_donors_2010.pdf).
You'll see that donations didn't come from any particular sub-group; they came from industry as well as from private individuals, from all walks... Every donation was appreciated, each put a smile on a lucky raffle winner's face, and every one of them helps to keep striped bass alive in the west coast.
The standard is set. It seems, since inception, Striperfest has grown every year, effectively breaking the record set the year before. Which is why it's a good time to party at the Sugar Barge Resort. Hopefully we'll see more out-of-towners showing up.
From the 87 or so regular contributors to the person who'll donate to the fundraiser for the first time to the folks who love the suspense of the raffle to the person who brings up the event in a conversation, your contribution will make a difference this year. And, we need your help in order to make a difference.
Kicking off the Striperfest season are the following, who already pledged their donation within 24hrs of receiving Dan's request. A big thanks and round of applause to:
11/5/2010: Cris and Rod Baker [Charlton MAKO Fly Reel (1)]
8/29/2011: Brad Bohen of Musky Country Outfitters [One full day guided fly fishing with Musky Country Outfitters. (1)]
8/29/2011: Captain Jerry Neuburger of DeltaStripers.Com [One day Delta guided trip, Trip by DeltaStripers, all day, for two, lunch and refreshments included. Novices welcome. (1)]
8/29/2011: Captain Steve Santucci [One day guided trip for two on the Delta with Captain Steve Santucci. (1)]
8/29/2011: Carl Blackledge [Ron Dong Crease flies tied by Carl Blackledge. (6)]
8/29/2011: Henry Cowen [Striper flies tied by Henry Cowen. (12)]
8/30/2011: Captain Bill Hutchinson of Fishing International Inc [A full day guided trip on the Delta for two in November. (1)]
8/30/2011: Ken Hanley of Adventures Beyond/Pacific Extremes [To be determined. (1)]
8/30/2011: Michael Kahn of Albright Fishing Products [Albright EXT-SW 890-4T 8-wt fly fishing rod (1)]
8/30/2011: Noel de Guzman of JustaCastAway.Com [Striper Flies tied by Noel de Guzman (12)]
8/30/2011: Simon Gawesworth of Rio Products [Rio Fly line (6)]