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    Casting For Africa

    Located in Wausau is an organization of citizens who are passionate about helping others in need. There is no question there are few places in the world that are in more need than portions of Africa. Regardless of circumstance, all of us who are born in the U.S. have basic care and available resources to live and become successful. Unfortunately that is not so elsewhere. So the organization called (www.foundationforhopeinafrica.org) has begun fundraising to build schools, wells, orphanage, ponds, clinics and more. Donations have purchased medicine, school supplies, tools, farm animals and more. 100% of the money raised goes to the projects, nobody is on payroll. The people that go there, pay their own way and see first hand, the money go towards the projects they are suppose to. It's a great charity that makes a huge difference that those close to me have seen first hand.

    This year's project requires $50,000 in funding to build an orphanage in Tanzania for children who have mostly lost their family due to the aids epidemic. $25,000 of the project has already been donated by a Stevens Point business. The other $25,000 will be raised through fundraisers and thanks to the musky fishing industry, we'll be able to raise a good chunk of that.

    My wife and I had been asked to help raise $1,000 and with the help of all of the good hearted people I know in musky fishing, we figured we could do more. So I started a fundraiser call CASTING FOR AFRICA.

    CASTING FOR AFRICA is a group from the fishing industry who have come together to donate their products or services and sell raffle tickets for $10 for their donation. Below is the current list of those who have donated.

    1.) Justin Gaiche - Hooksetters Guide Service - Full Day Ice Fishing Panfish Guide Trip - Wausau Area

    2.) Capt. Lucas Molepske - Full Day Green Bay Walleye Guide Trip - Green Bay

    3.) Pete Rennie - Morning Field Waterfowl Hunt - Plover, WI area

    4.) Paul Meshak - 6 River Run Tackle Mantas & Shark Musky Baits

    5.) Brian Garvin - Hooksetters - 1/2 Day Guide WI River Guide Trip - Wausau Area

    6.) Jeff Wielcoh - Hooksetters - 1/2 Night Carp Bow Shoot - Wausau Area

    7.) Gerry Nelson - Wisconsin River Guide Service - 1/2 Panfish/Bass Flyfishing Trip - North Central WI

    8.) Chris Radant - Gander Mtn - 1/2 Wisconsin River Trip - Wausau Area

    9.) Yeng Thao - WI Fish Stalkers Guide Service - 1/2 Bass Fishing Guide Trip - Northcentral WI

    10.) Joel DeBoer - Wisconsin Angling Adventures - 1/2 Northern WI Musky Trip - Wausau

    11.) Todd Bohm - WAA - 1/2 Guide Trip - Wausau

    12.) Tom Keenan - FLW Champion, 2-Time Angler Of The Year - 1/2 Day Bass fishing trip - North Central Wisconsin

    13.) Ken Krecji - WMT Winner - 1/2 Day Musky Fishing Trip - Northcentral WI

    14.) Jordan Kelbley - Lake Wausau League Champ - 1/2 Day Musky Fishing - Lake Wausau

    15.) Chris Nelson - Wausau Outdoor Educator - 1/2 Day Fishing - North Central Wisconsin

    16.) Capt. Bret Jolly - Capt. Jolly Charters - $100 Gift Certificate - Green Bay

    17.) Kent Statler - National Mutual Benefit/Hodag, WMT Champ - TBA

    18.) Glen Moberg - Hooksetters - TBA

    19.) Kurt Schultz - Hooksetters - TBA

    20.) John Sparbel - Line Class Musky Record Holder - 1/2 Day Guide Trip - Wausau Area

    and more to come...

    We are currently in the process of printing the tickets. When finished each of these individuals will have tickets for their donations which will sell for $10. In addition, volunteers will be spending time selling tickets at Gander Mtn in Wausau. If unable to to purchase a ticket in person, check (made out to Foundation for Hope In Africa) or cash can be sent to: (Please specify which trip(s) you would like to draw for)

    FFHA Team: Gaiche
    2402 Zimmerman St
    Wausau, WI 54403

    If you are interested in donating or selling tickets, please email: fishingwithjustin@yahoo.com

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    RE: Casting For Africa

    no disrespect intended, but how bout those folks in Louisianna, Mississipi, Alabama and Florida??

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    RE: Casting For Africa

    There isn't any shame in helping others outside of one's home country!

    When is the drawing and when is the deadline to turn in tickets?


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    RE: Casting For Africa

    No disrespect, Hooksetters raises $1,000's annually through our fishing tournaments for USA charities like Red Cross and Kippenberg Creek Kids. In addition we donate guide trips for Noon Optimists, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club and more.

    I'd help everyone if I could but you meet one of these people and you'll never find a more appreciative person in your life. I met a man Daniel Encada who fell to his knees with tears in appreciation over two goats! $50,000 in Africa changes a community for years to come and these kids have nobody. Its good to show others the grace of the American individuals, not politics.

    The tickets are available anytime now and the drawing will be September 1st @ Gander Mtn in Wausau.

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    RE: Casting For Africa

    No worries, I am sure Sled is running some type of benefit for the people in the Gulf, I doubt he would call you out if he was not already doing something himself....Oz

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    RE: Casting For Africa

    thanks Oz ...

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    RE: Casting For Africa

    How about some help for the 25% of the people who are unemployed in the Wausau area?

    Sorry but I'm with Sled and others on this one. We have enough issues here in the USA. If there ever was a time to help people in need in the USA, the time is now.

    And it's going to get worse before it gets better....

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    RE: Casting For Africa

    edited...why reply?

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    RE: Casting For Africa

    if you solicite ... do you expect replies?

    kumbaya

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    RE: Casting For Africa

    If an area has 25% unemployment, moving would be a great idea. That is a serious issue and one that probably cannot be fixed. Lots of places things have really picked up, that is around 4 times the rate of unemployment in the state I am currently in. At 25% unemployment that is pretty much a dead town....Oz

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