The Muskegon Charter Boat Association is proud to present the 8th annual charity veterans fishing event, the Armed Forces Salmon Assault, to honor our servicemen and women. This year's annual event will take place on May 19,2018, on Lake Michigan with a half day of fishing and return to Great Lakes Marina for a luncheon and awards ceremony. Our goal for this year is to have 30 boats participate and host around 100 to 125 West Michigan area veterans. All charity proceeds from this event will benefit West Michigan area veterans as well; we will be donating to the West Michigan Veterans Inc. This is a nonprofit organization that helps local area veterans with various types of assistance both big and small.
The Salmon Assault has several different segments to the event. There are 2 different fishing tournaments, a big fish contest, and an award ceremony & luncheon. The main tournament, the "DOD Challenge" will feature all five branches of the armed forces, participants will be selected at random to form a 4 person team which will represent their respective branch of the armed forces and will compete for the biggest 4 fish box being weighed in at the luncheon to follow the fishing portion of the event. The secondary tournament, the "Post to Post Challenge" will be between randomly selected West Michigan area VFWs, Legions and Clubs who submit a 4 person team, the same biggest 4 fish box rules apply, with a traveling trophy. There is also a "Big Fish" contest which can be won by any individual participating; this is based on the overall biggest fish of the day. And for those veterans without a competitive side, we have several "at-large" boats for a leisurely morning on the water with some fishing. All the participants will receive a free event T Shirt as part of the day's festivities along with entrance to the luncheon and awards ceremony. The luncheon will include a pig roast with all the extras.
We encourage everyone to join us in AFSA and would appreciate your support. The true intent of this event is to "take our heroes fishing".
This year's format also has many different levels of sponsorship opportunities: trophy sponsorship, full boat sponsorship, co-sponsorship of a boat (2 sponsors per), and charitable mention sponsorship, along with several others. If you are interested in sponsoring please contact us.
We are looking forward to this event and are constantly updating all media and information. To stay active with what is happening surrounding this event visit us on the web at www.salmonAssault.com or on Facebook search Salmon Assault.
Or by mail:
Muskegon Charter Boat Assoc
Armed Forces Salmon Assault
4100 Lorenson Rd.
Whitehall, MI 49441