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Fishing for Warriors

Yamaha Fishing for Warriors Brings Major Players in the Recreational Fishing Industry Together to Honor and Empower America's Returning War Vets.

Wounded Warrior, Retired Corporal Chris Langston - USMC. Chris was injured a few years back in Iraq when his HumVee was damaged with an IED bomb.

Florida Sportsman, Yamaha Marine, Costa Del Mar, and the Guy Harvey Foundation together announced the “Yamaha Fishing for Warriors” contest on June 13, 2013, an ongoing Florida-based initiative that welcomes home returning U.S. warriors by hosting them on recreational fishing trips on Florida waters.

“Yamaha Fishing for Warriors” unites returning war veterans with volunteer anglers who will take the returning heroes out for a day's fishing, fresh air, and healthy exercise as a personal welcome home and thank you for their service.

“Yamaha Fishing for Warriors gives fishermen an opportunity to thank our returning warriors by taking them on a fishing adventure,” says Florida Sportsman radio host Rick Ryals, who has been promoting the contest through the Florida Sportsman Radio Network's broadcast stations in Jacksonville, West Palm Beach and Pensacola.

“Yamaha Fishing for Warriors” has been made possible through the Guy Harvey Ocean Outreach Fund, and the generosity of Yamaha Marine, and Costa Del Mar Sunglasses.

As Guy Harvey introduces a new line of exclusive sportswear and merchandise for the U.S. Armed Services this summer, the Guy Harvey Military Outreach will be a critical link in promoting the “Yamaha Fishing for Warriors” program within the military.

Yamaha Marine will award each participating angler a $250 prize package for their trip with a returning warrior. Costa Del Mar will award each warrior a new pair of the world's best sunglasses.

In addition, a grand prize will be awarded to one returning warrior at the conclusion of the first year of “Yamaha Fishing for Warriors."

Check out the Yamaha Facebook page for an album of guests taken out during the "Fishing the Warriors" Contest.

Contacts for more information and interviews:

Rick Ryals, Florida Sportsman, rick@floridasportsman.com; (904) 251-3026.

Frank Wilhelm, Yamaha Motor Corp., Frank_wilhelm@yamaha-motor.com; (770) 420-5780.

Steve Stock, Guy Harvey, Steve@guyharvey.com; (800) 288-1227

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