Donations for the 7th Annual Soldiers on the Water Event

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***If you are interested in sponsoring Soldiers on the Water, please contact for more information. This site was created for individual donations (Click "tickets" to donate).***

***If you are a combat-wounded veteran looking to register CLICK HERE.***

This year the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors® (ECAR), in conjunction with local charter boat captains and businesses, will be hosting the 7th Annual Soldiers on the Water event.

The mission is simple – to get combat-wounded soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines out on the water for a day of fishing, followed by dinner at Brotula’s Seafood House and Steamer.

Last year we launched over 15 different boats (from offshore party boats to inshore bay boats) to provide a day of fishing and a mini ‘fishing tournament’ for our wounded service members and veterans to participate in. Additionally, last year for the first time we provided separate activities for the caretakers and families of these exceptional service members, ending the day with the opportunity to ‘cook their catch’ for a meal afterward. Last year we accommodated 100 plus combat wounded service members and veterans in the fishing tournament and over 50 caretakers and family members in additional events such as Big Kahunas, Gulfarium, and the Buccaneer Pirate Ship.

We have always strived to make this event focused on the people that matter—the participants. Numerous combat-wounded veterans and participants have offered comments like “Wow – what a great time!” and “I really felt it was about me!” and we want to continue that experience for these wounded veterans again this year. For some, this event serves as their reintroduction into the community while for others, it offers an opportunity for camaraderie with their fellow servicemen. Regardless of whether they are looking for kinship or just a reel to go fishing, we want this experience to be one they can cherish and look forward to.

This year we continue our goal to include those that also deserve to be recognized for their continuous care and consideration – the spouses, family, and caretakers of the wounded servicemen and women. This support network has endured unique hardships, of which only a few can relate when watching a loved one on the long road to recovery. They have spent countless hours in waiting rooms, confronted an uncertain future with courage, and above all, nursed and cared for those they loved. The hope is to provide other activities for these caretakers and family members to enjoy while their service member is fishing.

Now we ask for your help in supporting the men and woman who have loyally and courageously served our country.

Thank you again for partnering with your local Association of Realtors®. We are truly grateful for your support!


ECAR Soldiers on the Water Task Force

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