Honor & Integrity
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 organization. In 2012 and 2013, the proceeds went to the Wounded Warrior Project. Since 2014, all proceeds went to the local Chapter 13 DAV Stamford CT “Operation Gift Cards” resulting in tremendous response from our veterans.
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 from WWII, Korean, Vietnam, Desert Storm and all other conflicts since.
Halloween Yacht Club’s Hooks for Heroes is an annual fishing tournament that was created to help support our heroes who serve and have served our country. We also honor our local first responders who put their life on the line each and every day. Hooks for Heroes is a community event and all items are donated from our local businesses and the general public. Having the support of our community we are able to contribute 100% of the proceeds collected to a 501-c3 / 501-c4 organization. This year’s proceeds will go to the Stamford DAV Chapter 13 “Operation Gift Cards”.