Hooks for Heros
A Yearly Tradition
- 6:00 AM: Fishermen Cast-Off
- 1:00 PM: Weigh-In for Largest Fish Caught
- 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Ceremonies, Raffles, Cook-out and Live Music
In the first five years, the tournament has raised over $38,000.
“Our Stamford Hooks for Heroes is one of the most successful tournaments of its kind,” said Pat Buzzeo, event chair.
100% of all entry fees, sponsorships and donations will support the Disabled American Veterans Stamford Chapter 13’s Operation Gift Cardproject, which benefits patients and their families at Walter Reed National Military Medical Hospital.
The military men and women use these gift cards to buy items for their families from the Post Exchange.
“Stamford is the birthplace of Hooks for Heroes, a great event that brings our community together to support disabled veterans who have put America first,” said Richard Muskus Jr., Patriot Bank President. “Patriot Bank deeply and wholeheartedly supports America’s veterans and is incredibly honored to give back and support this local tournament.”
This year, with the support of Patriot Bank, more wounded veterans than in prior years will be able to make the trip from Walter Reed Military Hospital in Bethesda, MD.
Tournament participants will compete in two different fishing categories: largest bluefish and largest bass, both by weight. Local veterans, as well as patients on leave from Walter Reed, accompanied by their families will participate.
Watch a video of last year’s event here.