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Walleyes for Wounded Heroes

A statement from Walleyes for Wounded Heroes Board


Walleyes for Wounded Heroes cares deeply for the health and well-being of our veterans, first responders, gold star families, and volunteers.  We are hoping and still planning for our June event. Hopefully with the vaccine and the warmer temperatures we can have our June event. We will continue to monitor The CDC and Ohio Health Department, recommendations with COVID-19.  

Finally, we are here to help our veterans, first responders, and gold star families. If anyone needs any assistance or just someone to listen, please reach out to Walleyes for Wounded Heroes.  


Thank you, 

W4WH Board

The mission of Walleyes for Wounded Heroes, Inc., (W4WH) is to honor and empower military service members, police, fire, and emergency medical responders through outdoor activities, programs, and services. We serve Heroes injured while serving in the line of duty for their community/country. Founded in 2012, we serve wounded military, law enforcement, firefighters, and first responders. Our enrichment event, Lake Erie Fishing, has grown and been refined annually. W4WH partners with civic, social, and service organizations as an all volunteer 501(c)3, non-profit, non-discriminatory, non-sectarian organization. A growing number of volunteers execute projects, set daily itineraries, secure transportation, lodging, meals, insurance, and funding and/or in-kind contributions.
Heroes participate free of charge. Referrals come from employers, social service/public agencies, and by word of mouth. Men and women are served; no one is turned away unless space of funding restricts. Volunteer staff often include doctors, nurses, counselors and professionals attending as escorts. It is not unusual for Heroes to describe renewed spirit and appreciation for the opportunity to participate in positive "activities of a lifetime," interacting "like normal people" with similarly injured Heroes, and W4WH escorts. Our Lake Erie event is funded through donations by individuals, civic/service organizations, business/companies, fund raising events and in-kind contributions from every source W4WH can generate.

Thanks to our sponsors!

Four Star Generals

  • Operation Comfort Warrior
  • Team Fastrax "Americas Skydiving Team"

Three Star Generals

  • South Shore Marine
  • Lake Erie Grady White Club
  • Richard D. Siegel/ KMK Law

Two Star Generals

  • Reef Runner Lures
  • Hi Tech Custom Painted Baits
  • Thomas Doors
  • JorAl Concepts
  • Trumbull Corporation
  • Lew's Fishing
  • SkipperSoft
  • Ala Carte Cafe

One Star Generals

  • Hanson Aggregates Midwest Parkertown Plant
  • Sypherd Cycles
  • Evinrude/BRP
  • Erie Outfitters
  • Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 3620
  • Fishing 411
  • Robertson Cabinets
  • Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 156
  • Tall Timbers Campground
  • Flags 4 Vets Made By A Vet
  • Nagoya Japanese Steakhouse
  • Ottawa County Transportation Agency "OCTA"
  • SZUCH Fishery
  • Down River Walleye Club
  • Henry Wood Sportsman Alliance