Postponed Event due to COVID 19 State Closure
March 20, 2020
The Army Corp of Engineers and CVV announce
The Event has been Postponed. Due to the State Mandate to "Shelter In Place", we have cancelled this event. There is a possibility that it may be rescheduled later in the year. We are all facing uncertainty with this virus and our first priority is for the safety of our Veterans and our communities.
We hope to reschedule this event in late fall 2020.
Lake Success in Porterville, CA will be this years location for our annual “Warriors on the Lake” event. For more details, contact John Schuler at 559-977-3697 or Bill Gonzalez at 559-681-2152
Central Valley Veterans (CVV) and the US Army Corps partners to host our Annual “Warriors on the Lake” event. This fishing derby is held annually on the first Saturday in May. This event allows 100% disabled Veterans a chance to learn that life is not over due to their disability. Veterans and their families are treated to a day of fishing at Lake Success in Porterville, CA. Local Bass Fishing Clubs donate time and boats to this event.
Last year almost 70 disabled Veterans (many directly from the hospital) and their families participated in this special day that included breakfast, a fishing tournament complete with trophies, a BBQ lunch and raffle items Everyone also received a specially designed event T-shirt and plaque. This event is completely free to Veterans and their families.
This year we plan to place at least 50 Disabled Veterans into bass boats with drivers – most times a fellow veteran – and have a tournament with trophies for 1st – 5th place and big fish. Every Veteran will receive a plaque with our thanks for their service. We have had Veterans in the past that never fished in their lives catch that BIG one, make the big fish their own and are still talking about it.