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     08/24/2017-SIERRA WAVE RADIO'S 2017 FUNDRAISER AD
     04/27/2017-BRIDGEPORT 4TH OF JULY DONATION
     08/27/2016-SIERRA WAVE RADIO'S 2016 FUNDRAISER AD 
     06/02/2016-"TROUT IN THE CLASSROOM"  FISH RELEASE DAY!
     06/02-03/16-SCHOLARSHIPS PRESENTED AT COLEVILLE & LEE VINING
     08/28/2015-SIERRA WAVE RADIO'S 2015 FUNDRAISER AD
     08/30/2014-5TH ANNUAL BARBEQUE AND CONCERT FUNDRAISER
     08/22/2014-SIERRA WAVE RADIO'S FUNDRAISER AD
     06/06/2014-SCHOLARSHIPS PRESENTED AT COLEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
     06/05/2014-SCHOLARSHIPS PRESENTED AT LEE VINING HIGH SCHOOL
     03/01/2014-BRIDGEPORT 4TH OF JULY DONATION
     10/29/2013-DONATION PRESENTED TO BFEF
     10/25/2013-FMF PARTNERS WITH AMAZON SMILE
     09/02/2013-3RD ANNUAL WALKER RIVER CLEANUP
     08/31/2013-4TH ANNUAL BARBEQUE AND CONCERT FUNDRAISER
     08/21/2013-SIERRA WAVE RADIO'S FUNDRAISER AD 
     07/08/2013-FISH-O-RAMA SWINGS F-O-R THE BLEACHERS!
     06/05/2013-"TROUT IN THE CLASSROOM"  FISH RELEASE DAY!
     04/18/2013-THE TROUT HAVE HATCHED!
     04/11/2013-"TROUT IN THE CLASSROOM" PROJECT IS UNDER WAY!
     03/16/2013-FMF PRESENTS CHECK TO BRIDGEPORT 4TH OF JULY COMMITTEE
     12/04/2012-BBQ FUNDRAISER CHECK PRESENTED TO BFEF
     09/03/2012-2ND ANNUAL WALKER RIVER CLEANUP & PIG ROAST 
     09/01/2012-3RD ANNUAL BARBEQUE AND CONCERT FUNDRAISER
     08/18/2012-FUNDRAISER RADIO AD ON BISHOP, CALIFORNIA'S KIBS-FM
     08/16/2012-SIERRA WAVE RADIO'S FUNDRAISER AD
     07/15/2012-FMF FUNDS BRIDGEPORT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROJECT
     06/18/2012-FISH-O-RAMA KEEPS ON COMIN'!
     06/01/2012-SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED AT COLEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
     05/30/2012-SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED AT LEE VINING HIGH SCHOOL
     01/15/2012-FISH-O-RAMA DELIVERS AGAIN!
     12/05/2011-BBQ FUNDRAISER CHECK PRESENTED TO BFEF
     09/05/2011-WALKER RIVER CLEANUP & PIG ROAST
     09/03/2011-WESTERN NIGHT BARBEQUE AND CONCERT FUNDRAISER
     08/20/2011-WESTERN NIGHT FUNDRAISER AD ON SIERRA WAVE
     07/30/2011-BOB SIMMS INTERVIEWS FMF TREASURER CARMINE DECICCO
     06/20/2011-FISH-O-RAMA LENDS A BIG HELPING HAND
     05/27/2011-SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED AT COLEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
     05/26/2011-SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED AT LEE VINING HIGH SCHOOL 
     05/01/2011-FMF DONATES PITCHING MACHINE TO LITTLE LEAGUE
     11/19/2010-BFEF PRESENTS PLAQUE TO FMF
     10/02/2010-BBQ FUNDRAISER CHECK PRESENTED TO BFEF
     09/08/2010-FMF JOINS FACEBOOK
     09/04/2010-WESTERN BBQ & CONCERT FUNDRAISER
     08/31/2010-WESTERN OUTDOOR NEWS FUNDRAISER ARTICLE
     06/21/2010-FISH-O-RAMA BRINGS HOME THE BACON
     06/11/2010-SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED AT COLEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
     06/09/2010-SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED AT EASTERN SIERRA ACADEMY
     03/02/2010-BRIAN BERRY KICKS OFF 2010 FUND RAISING SEASON
     10/12/2009-CHECK PRESENTED TO BFEF
     06/05/2009-FISH-O-RAMA JOINS FORCES WITH FMF
     06/04/2009-SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTED AT COLEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
     06/03/2009-SCHOLARSHIPS PRESENTED AT EASTERN SIERRA ACADEMY
     04/07/2009-FMF GETS INK FROM STRELNECK IN WESTERN OUTDOOR NEWS
     10/01/2008-FISHIN MISSION OKLAHOMA CHAPTER BECOMES FMF SPONSOR
     06/05/2008-FMF IS OFFICIAL!  SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED AT ESA
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08/24/2017
SIERRA WAVE RADIO'S FUNDRAISER AD

  

With only about a week to go until the 8th Annual Western BBQ & Concert, we are now putting the word out on the radio waves.  We have scheduled a radio spot on KSRW (Sierra Wave-92.5 FM/96.5 FM) that will run from Friday, August 25th right up until the event on September 2nd.  Get your tickets now Sierra Wave listeners! You won’t want to miss the terrific BBQ from Cowboy Flavor or the great music from Locked-N-Loaded!  Click here to hear the advertisement now and listen for it on KSRW-Sierra Wave.  See our Facebook page for more info and updates!

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04/27/2017
BRIDGEPORT 4TH OF JULY DONATION

 

The Bridgeport 4th of July Fundraising event was a great success!  The Fishin' Mission Foundation was pleased to present a $500 donation to support the effort, as evidenced by our VP Jim Reid presenting a BIG check to Lynda Pemberton!

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08/27/2016
SIERRA WAVE RADIO'S FUNDRAISER AD

  

With only a week to go until the 7th Annual Western BBQ & Concert, we are now putting the word out on the radio waves.  We have scheduled a radio spot on KSRW (Sierra Wave-92.5 FM/96.5 FM) that will run from Friday, August 26th right up until the event on September 3rd.  Get your tickets now Sierra Wave listeners! You won’t want to miss the terrific BBQ from Cowboy Flavor or the great music from Terry Sheets Band!  Click here to hear the advertisement now and listen for it on KSRW-Sierra Wave.  See our Facebook page for more info and updates!

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06/02/2016
"TROUT IN THE CLASSROOM"  FISH RELEASE DAY!

  

For the 4th year, with assistance from both the California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife and Trout Unlimited, the Fishin' Mission Foundation has supported the Bridgeport Elementary School's "Trout in the Classroom" program. This program gives the kids a chance to hatch and raise trout in their classroom, while learning about environmental responsibility, biology, and water conservation, and culminates in the release of the trout in local waters. MANY more great pics available at our Facebook site by clicking here!

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06/02-03/16
SCHOLARSHIPS PRESENTED AT COLEVILLE & LEE VINING

 2016 Scholarships 

This past June, the Fishin Mission Foundation, in conjunction with partner fishin' group Fish-O-Rama, awarded $3,000 in scholarships to graduating students at both Lee Vining and Coleville High Schools. Clockwise from top left: Ian Clemons, Julie Harris, Sydney Beard, and Emma Lowery. An additional $4,000, as Continuing Education awards, was presented to current Bridgeport college students Aide Merito-Pina, Jamie Annett, Kendall Miranda Sturdivant, and Conner Yost. We have now awarded $38,000 in scholarships since our start in 2008! Click here for more pics and info at our Facebook site!

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08/28/2015
SIERRA WAVE RADIO'S FUNDRAISER AD

  

With less than two weeks until the 6th Annual Western BBQ & Concert, we are now putting the word out on the radio waves.  We have scheduled a radio spot on KSRW (Sierra Wave-92.5 FM/96.5 FM) that will run from Friday, August 28th right up until the event on September 5th.  Get your tickets now Sierra Wave listeners! You won’t want to miss the terrific BBQ from Cowboy Flavor or the great music from Terry Sheets Band!  Click here to hear the advertisement now and listen for it on KSRW-Sierra Wave.  See our Facebook page for more info and updates!

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08/30/2014
5TH ANNUAL BARBEQUE AND CONCERT FUNDRAISER

  

This year's sold out event featured a night of "Swingin' California Country Music" with the Slade Rivers Band, another great barbeque from Billy & Sue Ruiz of Cowboy Flavor, and raffles for thousands of dollars worth of great prizes!  There are LOTS of great pics of the festivities on our Facebook page, so be sure to check them out!

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08/22/2014
SIERRA WAVE RADIO'S FUNDRAISER AD

  

With less than two weeks until the 5th Annual Western BBQ & Concert, we are now putting the word out on the radio waves.  We have scheduled a radio spot on KSRW (Sierra Wave-92.5 FM/96.5 FM) that will run from Friday, August 22rd right up until the event on August 30th.  Get your tickets now because this spot will surely create a new level of enthusiasm from Sierra Wave listeners. You won’t want to miss the terrific BBQ from Cowboy Flavor or the great music from Slade Rivers Band.  Click here to hear the advertisement now and listen for it on KSRW-Sierra Wave.  See our Facebook page for more info and updates!

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06/06/2014
SCHOLARSHIPS PRESENTED AT COLEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
     FMF President Gary Walker presents two $1,250 scholarships at Coleville High School

   

Matt Algeo will be attending Cuesta Community College, and will then transfer to a 4 year college. His major will be in Archaeology, with an emphasis on Geology, which will allow him to travel.

   

Miranda Sturdivant is this year's Valedictorian at CHS, and she will be attending Azusa Pacific University to pursue a degree in Nursing.

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06/05/2014
SCHOLARSHIPS PRESENTED AT LEE VINING HIGH SCHOOL
     FMF President Gary Walker presents two $1,250 scholarships at Lee Vining High School

   

Nayeli Zamarripa will be attending Santa Barbara Community College before transferring to a 4 year school in order to earn a degree in Administration of Justice, with an emphasis on Criminology. Her goal is to become a crime scene investigator.

   

Tylor Pemberton will be attending Cuesta Community College. After college he would like to eventually join a police task force to work his way up to either SWAT or an FBI Hostage Rescue Team.

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03/01/2014
BRIDGEPORT 4TH OF JULY DONATION

The Bridgeport 4th of July Fundraising event was a great success!  The Fishin' Mission Foundation was pleased to present a $500 donation to support the effort, as evidenced by our VP Jim Reid presenting a BIG check to Lynda Pemberton, in what appears to be an "after-party" celebration at Rhino's

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10/29/2013
DONATION PRESENTED TO BFEF

The Fishin' Mission Foundation has made a donation of $3,000 to the Bridgeport Fish Enhancement Foundation to help them continue to support the Bridgeport fishing experience!  These funds were partially from our Labor Day Western Night fundraising event and partially from a designation from one of our FMF partners, Fish-O-Rama! 

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10/25/2013
FMF PARTNERS WITH AMAZON SMILE

We have a great new option for you to shop as usual at Amazon, but contribute to the Fishin' Mission Foundation in the process!  Same prices, same products, same service!  Amazon just helps us out as you purchase!  This link takes you to the right place to get started with Amazon Smile!

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09/02/2013
3RD ANNUAL WALKER RIVER CLEANUP

 

The 3rd Annual East Walker River Cleanup was a HUGE success!  Thanks to Ken's Sporting Goods and Walker River Outfitters for co-sponsoring the event with us.  On Labor Day we had over forty volunteer "pickers" cleaning up along the East Walker River, and they filled a dumpster to the brim! Everyone was treated to a great BBQ with smoked brisket, barrel chicken and all the fixin's.  Many thanks to all the "pickers" - you folks ROCK!  Pics from this year's event can be seen at  Walker River Outfitters' Facebook page!

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08/31/2013
4TH ANNUAL BARBEQUE AND CONCERT FUNDRAISER

  

The 4th Annual Western BBQ & Concert was another big success this year.  The BBQ from Cowboy Flavor was awesome and Jasmine Fields had 'em line dancin' until closin' time! Thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, and attendees, for making this another great event.  After all the dust settles, we'll announce the amount of this year's donation to the Bridgeport Fish Enhancement Foundation. See you in 2014 for the 5th Annual!  See our Facebook page for more info and updates!

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08/21/2013
SIERRA WAVE RADIO'S FUNDRAISER AD

  

With less than two weeks until the 4th Annual Western BBQ & Concert, we are now putting the word out on the radio waves.  We have scheduled a radio spot on KSRW (Sierra Wave-92.5 FM/96.5 FM) that will run from Friday, August 23rd right up until the event on August 31st.  Get your tickets now because this spot will surely create a new level of enthusiasm from Sierra Wave listeners. You won’t want to miss the terrific BBQ from Cowboy Flavor or the great music from Jasmine Fields.  Click here to hear the advertisement now and listen for it on KSRW-Sierra Wave.  See our Facebook page for more info and updates!

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07/08/2013
FISH-O-RAMA SWINGS F-O-R THE BLEACHERS!

The FMF gives special thanks to another fishing group, Fish-O-Rama, for their continued support of our foundation.  During their 32nd Annual Fish-O-Rama event in June, they collected, and donated, a HUGE $6,203 contribution to the FMF this year!  We thank them very much for their contribution and their continuing support of our programs in the Bridgeport Community!  As always, more updates and info are available on our page!

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06/05/2013
"TROUT IN THE CLASSROOM"  FISH RELEASE DAY!

 On June 5th, Teacher Suzanne Scholl and her Bridgeport Elementary class completed the final phase of their Trout in the Classroom project by releasing the trout they had hatched and raised in their classroom into the local waters.  Be sure to check out the great pictures and more info from the event on our  page!

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04/18/2013
THE TROUT HAVE HATCHED!

Today was a BIG day for the kids in Suzanne Scholl's class at Bridgeport Elementary School, and they're excited!  The trout eggs have hatched, and they can (just barely) be seen swimming around in their new home.  Congratulations to everyone involved!  Be sure to check out our  page for pictures and further updates!

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04/11/2013
"TROUT IN THE CLASSROOM" PROJECT IS UNDER WAY!

 

The "Trout in the Classroom" project at Bridgeport Elementary School is officially up & running!  The trout eggs were delivered and put in place today, and everyone is looking forward to a hatch in 10 days or so.  Equipment for the project was donated by FMF, guidance was provided by Trout Unlimited, with extra guidance, and the eggs, provided by California Fish & Wildlife Department.  See our  page for more information and lots of great pictures!

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03/16/2013
FMF PRESENTS CHECK TO BRIDGEPORT 4TH OF JULY COMMITTEE

  

Bridgeport held it's 4th of July Committee fundraising dinner this past weekend, and the Fishin' Mission Foundation was pleased to make a $500 donation to the committee to support one of the great local events of the year!  The check was presented by Jim "JR" Reid (owner of Kens Sporting Goods and FMF Vice President) to Lynda Pemberton.  As always, please visit our page for more pictures and updates!

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12/04/2012
BBQ FUNDRAISER CHECK PRESENTED TO BFEF

  

While joining other volunteers Jimmy and Brinn Little, Terry Tizzard, and Tom McMaster to donate some time today out at the Virginia Creek Settlement for ditch digging, plumbing repair, fish stocking and fish re-locating, Foundation VP Jim Reid took the opportunity to present a check for $3000 to the BFEF from the proceeds of the 3rd Annual FMF Western BBQ & Concert held this past Labor Day!  This will assist the BFEF with general operations expenses to keep producing fish for planting in the local waters!  As always, please visit our page for more pictures and updates!

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09/03/2012
2ND ANNUAL WALKER RIVER CLEANUP & PIG ROAST

  

This past Labor Day, the FMF, Walker River Outfitters, and Ken's Sporting Goods all joined forces to do a cleanup along the Walker River.  Afterwards, all of the hard work was rewarded with a pig roast and tri-tips, as well as a keg of fine beer courtesy of Mammoth Brewing!  Thanks to all of the volunteers and sponsors that made this cleanup effort a huge success!  Many pictures of the event are available on WRO's  page!

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09/01/2012
3RD ANNUAL BARBEQUE AND CONCERT FUNDRAISER

  

The Fishin' Mission Foundation had its third annual fundraiser at the Bridgeport Ranch Barns and Terrace in Bridgeport, CA.  Entertainment was provided by country music artist Dave Russell, with food by Billy and Sue Ruiz of Cowboy Flavor, no host bar provided by the Bridgeport Gun Club, and many great raffles and prizes.  We had another full house this year, and a donation to the Bridgeport Fish Enhancement Foundation will be made from the proceeds!  Many thanks to our FMF members, and all of the volunteers, sponsors and vendors who participated in making the event so successful!  Pictures and details of the event are available on our  page!

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08/18/2012
FUNDRAISER RADIO AD ON BISHOP, CALIFORNIA'S KIBS-FM

  

The countdown to the 3rd Annual Western BBQ & Concert continues!  Click here to listen to our latest promo ad now, and listen for it on station KIBS (100.7 FM) out of Bishop, CA.  Ticket sales are brisk, so don't miss out!  Buy tickets online at our Home Page!  You won’t want to miss the terrific BBQ from Cowboy Flavor or the great music from Dave Russell, as well as all the prize raffles!  See our Facebook page for more info and updates!

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08/16/2012
SIERRA WAVE RADIO'S FUNDRAISER AD

  

With less than three weeks until the 3rd Annual Western BBQ & Concert, we are now putting the word out on the radio waves.  We have scheduled a radio spot on KSRW (Sierra Wave-92.5 FM/96.5 FM) that will run from Friday, August 17th right up until the event on September 1st.  Get your tickets now because this spot will surely create a new level of enthusiasm from Sierra Wave listeners. You won’t want to miss the terrific BBQ from Cowboy Flavor or the great music from Dave Russell!  Click to hear the advertisement now and listen for it on KSRW-Sierra Wave.  See our Facebook page for more info and updates!

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07/15/2012
FMF FUNDS BRIDGEPORT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROJECT

   

The FMF members have just approved the funding for teacher Suzanne Scholl, at the Bridgeport Elementary School, to have a "Trout in the Classroom" project during this next school year!  FMF will pay for all of the equipment so that her class can hatch trout eggs, raise them to fingerlings, and release them in local waters!  This is an excellent educational opportunity on wildlife management, habitat awareness, water conservation, and ecosystem connectivity.  See our Facebook page for more info and updates on this project!

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06/18/2012
FISH-O-RAMA KEEPS ON COMIN'!

   

Fish-O-Rama has once again made a very generous contribution to the FMF, this time to the tune of $2250!  As always, a portion of their donation is dedicated to future scholarship funds, on behalf of Robert Beck.  We can't thank them enough for the helping hand that they have given every year.  You can see more info at our Facebook page!

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06/01/2012
SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED AT COLEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
     FMF President Gary Walker presents two $1,000 scholarships at Coleville High School

   

Austyn Thacker will attend the Art Institute in Sacramento, CA in the hopes of becoming a graphic artist or graphic designer.

   

Cavanagh (Cavi) Gohlich will be attending Humboldt State in the fall, and her career goal is to become a wildlife biologist.  This summer will be her second year of working for the forest service, cleaning and maintaining trails in the area.  She was the recipient of the Fish-O-Rama Robert Beck Memorial Scholarship.

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05/30/2012
SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED AT LEE VINING HIGH SCHOOL
     FMF Secretary Toni Ruggle presents two $1,000 scholarships at Lee Vining High School

   

Cristina Amezcua plans to attend Lassen Community College and be the first in her family to graduate from college.  Her goal is to pursue a career in childhood development and eventually become a teacher.

   

Kyle Northington plans on attending Palomar College in San Diego.  His eventual career goal is to work in either human resources or public relations in a technology company, or as a technology journalist.

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01/15/2012
FISH-O-RAMA DELIVERS AGAIN!

   

Fish-O-Rama, one of the FMF’s most active fishing club sponsors, has done it again!  Using pictures that some of their members had taken, they again this year had a calendar made for the use of their group.  The difference this year?  They sold the calendars to their members and donated the net proceeds to the FMF! They quickly sold out and the money is still coming in, but the total is over $600 and still counting!  Keep a tight line boys....you are the best!

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12/05/2011
BBQ FUNDRAISER CHECK PRESENTED TO BFEF

   

Jim Reid, Fishin' Mission Foundation VP and owner of Ken's Sporting Goods (center), had the opportunity recently to present the Bridgeport Fish Enhancement Foundation (BFEF) with a BIG check (along with a real one) for $5,000!  This donation was made possible by the proceeds from our 2nd Annual Western BBQ & Concert, which took place over Labor Day weekend.  The check was presented to BFEF Board Members Ray Robles of Michaela's Restaurant (right), and Jimmy Little of Virginia Creek Settlement (left). This will assist in BFEF general operations to keep producing fish for planting in the local waters!

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09/05/2011
WALKER RIVER CLEANUP & PIG ROAST

 The FMF, Walker River Outfitters, and Ken's Sporting Goods all joined forces to do a cleanup along the Walker River.  Ken's roasted a pig afterwards to go along with tri-tips from FMF!  Thanks to all of the volunteers that made this cleanup effort a huge success!  Many pictures of the event are available on WRO's  page!

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09/03/2011
WESTERN NIGHT BARBEQUE AND CONCERT FUNDRAISER

 
  

The Fishin' Mission Foundation had its annual fundraiser at the Bridgeport Ranch Barns and Terrace in Bridgeport, CA.  Entertainment was provided by country comedian and entertainer Kip Attaway, with food by Billy and Sue Ruiz of Cowboy Flavor, no host bar provided by the Bridgeport Gun Club, and many great raffles and prizes.  This year's net proceeds will be donated to the Bridgeport Fish Enhancement Foundation!  Many thanks to ALL who participated in making the event so successful!  Pictures and details of the event are available on our  page!

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08/20/2011
WESTERN NIGHT FUNDRAISER AD ON SIERRA WAVE

 
  

Click here to listen to our ad for the upcoming Western Night Barbeque fundraiser on Sierra Wave-Eastern Sierra News!

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07/30/2011
BOB SIMMS INTERVIEWS FMF TREASURER CARMINE DECICCO

 
Bob Simms  

On Saturday July 30, Foundation Treasurer Carmine DeCicco was interviewed by Bob Simms of the "Outdoor Show" on radio station KFBK out of Sacramento, CA. Topics covered were the FMF, local fishing, and our upcoming fundraiser. Click here to listen to the interview!

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06/20/2011
FISH-O-RAMA LENDS A BIG HELPING HAND 

      

Fish-O-Rama recently finished up their annual Bridgeport gathering, and during the festivities they took the opportunity to pass the hat for the FMF.  Their contribution this year of $2800 was, as always, very gracious and much appreciated!  Thanks to all of the Fish-O-Rama boys for their generosity!  As in past years, a portion of their funds will be designated to a future scholarship award on behalf of Robert Beck.

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05/27/2011
SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED AT COLEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 

      

On May 27th at Coleville High School, Fishin' Mission Foundation VP Jim Reid was pleased to present $1,000 scholarships to Kambel Kenaston (L) and Chandell Goode.  Kambel's scholarship was presented on behalf of Fish-O-Rama's Memorial Scholarship for Robert Beck.

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05/26/2011
SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED AT LEE VINING HIGH SCHOOL 

On May 26th, at the Lee Vining High School 2011 Graduation, Fishin' Mission Foundation VP Jim Reid was proud to present $1,000 scholarships to Angie Annette (L) and Diana Harris (C) to help with their college expenses.

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05/01/2011
FMF DONATES PITCHING MACHINE TO LITTLE LEAGUE 

The Bridgeport Little League is getting in some serious practice this year with a little help from their friends at the Fishin Mission Foundation.  The Foundation was happy to donate a high quality pitching machine to help out with batting practice....PLAY BALL!

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11/19/2010
BFEF PRESENTS PLAQUE TO FMF                     

The FMF was honored to be presented with a plaque of appreciation from the Bridgeport Fish Enhancement Foundation.  FMF VP Jim Reid accepted the plaque on behalf of the Foundation and all of our members.  The FMF is proud to be associated with the BFEF, and very pleased that we're able to make a contribution to the community.  The plaque is on display at Rhino's in Bridgeport, next to the Fishin Mission Big Fish trophy board.  Click HERE to see a larger picture of the plaque, and HERE to see a picture of the plaque next to our trophy board at Rhino's.  Thanks again to the BFEF!

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10/02/2010
BBQ FUNDRAISER CHECK PRESENTED TO BFEF              

Fishin' Mission Foundation Vice President Jim Reid (second from left), had the pleasure of presenting a check to the Bridgeport Fish Enhancement Foundation (BFEF) Board of Directors.  The $4,000 donation represented the net proceeds from the Western BBQ and Concert event held over Labor Day weekend which was sponsored by the FMF.  The FMF has already started planning an event for next year, so visit this page and our Facebook page often to hear about it first!

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09/08/2010
FMF JOINS FACEBOOK

The Fishin' Mission Foundation is happy to announce that we now have a Facebook page!  For photos of the BBQ & Concert fundraiser, click here to be taken directly to our photos page.  To be taken to the main FMF Facebook page, for more FMF info and sharing with your friends and family, click here.  Be sure to add us to your "likes" to be updated on events and activities! 

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09/04/2010
WESTERN BBQ & CONCERT FUNDRAISER

The Fishin' Mission Foundation had its first fundraiser at the Bridgeport Barns and Terrace In Bridgeport, CA.  Entertainment was provided by cowboy poet and singer Richard Elloyan, with food by Billy and Sue Ruiz of Cowboy Flavor, no host bar provided by the Bridgeport Gun Club, and many great raffles and prizes.  Net proceeds will be donated to the Bridgeport Fish Enhancement Foundation, and those proceeds are expected to be in excess of $3,000!  Many thanks to ALL who participated in making the event so successful!
Pictures of the event are available on

Pictured are FMF President Gary Walker (L), Richard Elloyan (C), and FMF Vice President Jim Reid.

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08/31/2010
WESTERN OUTDOOR NEWS FUNDRAISER ARTICLE

Martin Strelneck of Western Outdoor News reports on the upcoming Western BBQ & Concert fundraiser being sponsored by the Fishin' Mission Foundation on Labor Day weekend in Bridgeport.  Click Here and scroll to the bottom of the destination page to read the article.  Many thanks to Mr. Strelneck and Western Outdoor News for the ink!

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06/21/2010
FISH-O-RAMA BRINGS HOME THE BACON

   

The Fish-O-Rama group, which includes around 80 members, recently finished up their annual trek to Bridgeport with their traditional Pig Roast.  For the second year in a row they have used their Pig Roast event to also raise funds for the Fishin' Mission Foundation.  Bruce Blauvelt, on behalf of Fish-O-Rama, was pleased to make a donation to the FMF of $3,021 this year!  Thanks to the entire Fish-O-Rama team for their generosity!  Some of the funds will likely be designated to a scholarship award for 2011!

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06/11/2010
SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED AT COLEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

The Fishin' Mission Foundation had the pleasure of attending the graduation ceremonies at Coleville High School and awarding two graduating seniors with $1,000 scholarships.  The first presentation was made by Gary Walker, FMF President, to Molly Garcia.  Molly was the 2011 Valedictorian for Coleville High School, and will attend UC Davis to become a doctor with a specialty in forensic pathology and plans to work as a Medical Examiner.

The second presentation was made to Cory Vannoy (picture not available) who will attend Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Phoenix, AZ, to become a Licensed Motorcycle Mechanics Technician.

We wish both of these scholars great success in the future!

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06/09/2010
SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED AT EASTERN SIERRA ACADEMY

The Fishin' Mission Foundation was proud to award $1,000  scholarships to two Eastern Sierra Academy seniors during their graduation ceremonies.  Principal Roger Yost (at the podium) and his staff made the selections, and the first presentation was made by FMF President Gary Walker to Austin Mills.  Austin will be attending Purdue School of Engineering at Indiana University - Purdue University, and he will be majoring in Motorsports Engineering.

Mr. Walker was then joined by Steve Murphy (middle) of the fishing organization Fish-O-Rama, who presented their designated scholarship to Andrew Oliveira.  Andrew will be attending UC San Diego in the fall in Jacob's School of Engineering.  Congratulations and best wishes for great success to both of these scholars!

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03/02/2010
BRIAN BERRY KICKS OFF THE 2010 FUND RAISING SEASON ON HIS BIKE!

As a long time member of the Fishin' Mission and two-time defending champion of the Fishin' Mission Big Fish Derby, Brian is now pedaling for contributions to the Fishin' Mission Foundation.  On Tuesday, March 2, 2010, he teamed up with Bank of America Consumer Market Executive Neil White, in Dallas, Texas, for a 132 mile bike ride.  Neil White was riding for the National MS Society and Brian, of course, was riding for the Fishin' Mission Foundation!

The
ride was safe and successful, as they visited 36 of the Bank of America Banking Centers in their market, and raised $2,110 each for their respective charities!  FMF thanks Brian for his commitment and for the additional support this contribution will provide to the Bridgeport Community!

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10/12/2009
CHECK PRESENTED TO BFEF

In our continuing efforts to support the Bridgeport Community, the Fishin' Mission Foundation made a $3,450 contribution to the Bridgeport Fish Enhancement Foundation.  The funds will be used for aerator and filter system upgrades, as well as additional power supply and backup to protect the fish.  It's important to note that $1,100 of the contribution was from a designated donation made by Fish- O- Rama, a fellow fishing group, which started it's support of the Fishin' Mission Foundation earlier this year.  The check was presented by FMF Treasurer Carmine DeCicco (r) to Eric & Michelle Gehrung of the BFEF.

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06/05/2009
FISH-O-RAMA JOINS FORCES WITH FMF
Fish-O-Rama, another fishing group that comes to the Bridgeport area every year, decided to link arms with the FMF to help support the community!  They raised $2,100 from their "80 member strong" group as their first contribution to the FMF!  FMF is really proud to have Fish-O-Rama on board, and their contribution is greatly appreciated!

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06/04/2009
SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTED AT COLEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
The Fishin' Mission Foundation was proud to award a $1,000 scholarship to a Coleville High School senior to help with college expenses.  Principal Jason Reid (not available for the presentation) and his staff made the selection, and Gary Walker (President-FMF) made the presentation, to Blair "Crissy" Lawton, who will be attending Truckee Meadows Community College.

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06/03/2009
SCHOLARSHIPS PRESENTED AT EASTERN SIERRA ACADEMY
The Fishin' Mission Foundation was proud to award $1,000 scholarships to two Eastern Sierra Academy seniors to help with their college expenses.  Principal Roger Yost (far left) and his staff made the selections, and also made the presentations with FMF President Gary Walker (far right) to Raymond Gaffney (center left), and Justin Diem (center right).  Raymond will be attending UC Santa Cruz, and Justin will be attending the University of Nevada at Reno.

05/08/2009
CREDIT CARD DONATIONS
The Fishin' Mission Foundation is pleased to announce that donations via popular credit
and debit cards are now being accepted on the Donations page!

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04/07/2009
MARTIN STRELNECK OF THE WESTERN OUTDOOR NEWS
reports on the Fishin' Mission and the Fishin' Mission Foundation.
Click Here to read the article.

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10/01/2008
FISHIN MISSION OKLAHOMA CHAPTER BECOMES FMF SPONSOR

The Oklahoma Chapter of the Fishin Mission, while having a much smaller organization than the main group, still raised $250 in their first contribution effort and have already set their goal higher for their future gatherings!  The FMF is proud and pleased to have them as a Club Sponsor!

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06/05/2008
SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED AT EASTERN SIERRA ACADEMY!
As the first official activity of the newly created Fishin' Mission Foundation, we were proud to present two $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from the Eastern Sierra Academy in Bridgeport.  We worked with Mr. Roger Yost, the principal of the Eastern Sierra Academy, who established the selection criteria for choosing the recipients of the scholarships.

Since school was still in session during our 35th Annual Fishin' Mission, we had the pleasure of meeting at the school with both faculty and student body to present the scholarships in person.  It was an inspiring visit to an amazing school, and it was terrific to meet these dynamic young scholars with their future ahead of them!

 

Mr. Roger Yost (far left), Principal of the Eastern Sierra Academy, and Gary Walker (far right), President of the Fishin' Mission Foundation, present checks to the recipients of the 2008 FMF Scholarships!  Congratulations to Kelsey Northington (center left), who will pursue a career in law, and Ivan Maguier Cornejo, who plans a career in computer animation.

 



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