2013 Florida Sportsman Bash and Tournament Recap DOLLARS ARE IN $$$

update:

The numbers are in... Drum roll please...

Thanks to all of you, we were able to raise over $10,700 (net) for little Dylan.

This blows away any number I imagined from the beginning and I am so proud to be amongst you all. Whether you're a sponsor, registered angler, raffle ticket holder or volunteer, you helped contribute to this great cause... thank YOU!
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I want to start off by thanking the volunteers, the sponsors and the members (249 anglers) for this awesome bash. It was my first one, which probably ended up making the volunteers work a little harder than necessary. At the end of the day, we were able to come together and make it a success :dance. Enjoy the pictures and captions (pics are limited to what I had on my phone). Kinda gotta keep this short, in between family day.

Captain's meeting, day 1:

Lyla's friend Dylan shows up at my house to help load the 200 buckets:



Loading prizes onto the "runners." Next stop, River Palm Cottages:



This is Diana Mathews, she's a superstar and treasurer on the committee:



Venue set up for the Captain's meeting:



Dylan separating the full buckets from the incomplete buckets, hard work earns a snack:



Your lookin at 200 buckets filled with goodies:



Thought I would keep you all engaged with the goodie filler :cool:



Got the kegs, what kind of party is this again :nono:



Just had to return something at Toys R Us.. :grin:



Blair kicking off the Captain's meeting:



Darrell (familythyme) the tournament director going over the rules:



Nice turnout for the Captain's meeting:



Tournament day, day 2:

No one showed up to register Saturday morning, but this view made it worth it!!:



Actually, I had one customer bright and early, but all he wanted was breakfast:



We got to chat with George Godz and checkout the 24 YF for a minute before he went to pick up his charter:





Mr. Parrot Shine (Tom aka MT Pockets), and also a sponsor of the bash showing me the parrot shine magic!!:



This took way more time than it should have, someone was super OCD today:



Dylan reading the water for the big one :fishing:



Mike (Sene) says to me "we're going on a boat ride to shoot some pictures on the water," I said "no way, too much work to do." Then he said "look who's coming" and I said "what are we waiting for?!?" :crossed:





Boat went from zero to hero in a hurry:



Only one confirmed angler fishing our tournament during the 45min cruise, John Alki aboard the "Christine Marie:"



Headed back to see Dave ("Keylime") docking up getting ready to save a lady? Dave, tell us the story... :Sinking:



Ran out to get 3 more fresh kegs for day 2:



Charlie's angels on the tap:



The kids selling "Bash Babes" tank tops out of the truck, no, they don't have a business license :rotflmao:



I got to witness the first weigh in before it got really busy, I believe this is also our dolphin category winner:



Enjoying the bash and weather:



Was happy to see Vi and Lyla made it out and had a good time:



Final score board. Darrell (familythyme) and his tournament committe did an awesome job, everything was silky smooth:



This 30lb wahoo caught by Derek showed up 30 min late :fishing:willynilly:driver::shrug:nono:



Erica and Dylan showing off their moves :dance:



Our 50/50 raffle winner donated all $561 back to the family. That's what this is all about folks. Some good, good people out there. Of course Dylan is going to count it, that's just what he has to do... :grin



All there, so he'll look up for a pic now :wink



Me and my everything :cool:



Someone walked up and wanted to take a picture with us... it's cool I guess, but don't go accusing me for that belly... :rotflmao:



Mom and auntie even showed up to support the cause. They paid $700 for this pair of Penn combos donated by the generous, gourmet-food-eating-while-fishing Team Plane Fish N, who made the impromptu live auction happen. You guys make me proud...:



Now can someone upload some pictures of Cricket, Diana and the girls running the raffle/auction tables? They had the hardest job all day and I don't have any pictures of it on my phone, but there are pictures on the other camera I was using for Florida Sportsman, so I know it'll be uploaded soon.

I want to end by thanking everyone again. I remember a couple of months ago, I was pulling my hair out and thinking "what did I get myself into..." It's thanks to the list of people below who went above and beyond to make this successful. Now that it's over, I am anxious to share with you soon how much was raised by your combined efforts, and look forward to it again next year. This was not some epic fishing report, but it's an experience I will remember always.

Thank you volunteers:
Mike Senecal (Sene)
Sarah Senecal and her two friends (Jess & Jess)
Darrel Schuler (familythyme)
Cricket Schuler
Erin & Brittany Schuler
Josh (friend of the Schuler's)
David Jouppi (BigJoup)
Erica Jouppi
Brittany Jouppi
Ryan Jouppi (Joupdog1)
Dylan Jouppi
Dave Gates (Captain Dave)
Dave Merz (KeyLime)
Jim Langone (FS Jim)
Diana Walker
Drew Wickstrom (Marker954)
Blair Wickstrom (FS Blair)
Thank you everyone who may have lended a hand when we were in need

Sponsors:
Fano Law, P.A. (Go Mongo), Local Union 630, evaKool, Salt Life and Penn

Parrot Shine (MT Pockets), Dave Gates & Associates (Captain Dave), Data Oceans (Last Mango), Jersey Mike's Subs, Hoo-Rag, DOA Lures, Yo-Zuri, Performance Plus Carts, Diversified Fluid Controls, AC Keith Inc, Smart Start Building Inspections, Indian River Insulation, Victaulic, Hill York AC Service and Lowe's

Also big thanks to all who registered to fish or donated a prize or raffle item. In the end, this was a community coming together for a great cause. Strong work fellas.
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Keeping busy while away from Florida

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  • Captain DaveCaptain Dave Posts: 3,388 Captain
    Cant thank you all enough for the incredible job you did. You all knocked it out of the park for Dylan! It was an honor to be a sponsor for an event like this. :hail
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  • century7century7 Posts: 2,410 Captain
    Great job all!
    It works 60% of the time all the time......
  • FS DanFS Dan Posts: 2,351 Moderator
    Our Thanks go out to You Long, that was one good bash.
    Thank You for all your hard work to put it together.

    CMD
    Formerly Catmandew
  • sea-chasersea-chaser Posts: 377 Deckhand
    Awesome! Just awesome!
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  • Capt.AWCapt.AW Posts: 935 Officer
    Thanks for the hard work it took to put this together Long! We had a great time.
  • Plane Fish nPlane Fish n Posts: 6,439 Admiral
    Long..

    You were the glue that held this bash together.. :applause

    Thanks to you, your family (for sharing you with us), your entire team of volunteers and the Florida Sportsman forum members. :USA

    I met a lot of new faces and made new friends.

    I'm not sure of his name.. but the gentleman who donated his 50/50 winnings PLUS he auctioned off another winning prize is truly a CLASS ACT and it will pay back good Karma forever!! :thumbsup:thumbsup

    Cheers

    Eric
    PLANE FISH N
  • oldtimeroldtimer Posts: 509 Officer
    Great summary of a worthy cause.

    Excellent pics and commentary
  • BigJoupBigJoup Posts: 171 Officer
    Long..

    You were the glue that held this bash together.. :applause

    Thanks to you, your family (for sharing you with us), your entire team of volunteers and the Florida Sportsman forum members. :USA

    I met a lot of new faces and made new friends.

    I'm not sure of his name.. but the gentleman who donated his 50/50 winnings PLUS he auctioned off another winning prize is truly a CLASS ACT and it will pay back good Karma forever!! :thumbsup:thumbsup

    Cheers

    His name is Mark Jones, he is one of the partners that own the store I manage (Treasure Coast Battery) He and his son traveled down from Lakeland to participate and support us. Great people that treat employees like family! We are still blown away by the generosity and support shown for Dylan, you guys might get tired of hearing it.......but we will never get tired of saying it, Thank You..
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  • ShoelessShoeless Posts: 2,110 Captain
    Awesome recap Long!!!!! I can't say it enough, you did an excellent job setting up the event and the tournament goes showed up!!!!! Gald we could support the cause!!!!
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  • onICEonICE Posts: 988 Officer
    Long and freinds, looks like an amazing day. I was bummed I had to miss at the last minute. Congrats to dylan and the jouppi family as well as the FS community for an incredible event.
  • dpdashdpdash Posts: 5,359 Admiral
    The entire Dasher family had a fantastic weekend and enjoyed ourselves immensely! Thanks to all who put in the hard work for this event, its things like this that make the Forum a special place. Good to see a few old timers come back, we need more of them as well.
  • GrizGriz Palm Beach Gardens, FloridaPosts: 9,790 Admin
    Had a great time as well. It was awesome.
    The early bird may get the worm, but the Second Mouse gets the cheese. SW

    :Griz
  • nuevowavonuevowavo Posts: 6,567 Admin
    Great job, Long, committee and sponsors!
    I fished with spindlebeak and family; nothing to weigh, but a beautiful day on the water and a great event!
    Federales, bring my baby back to me!
  • ontheedge5658ontheedge5658 Posts: 2,664 Captain
    Long great job putting this together.Had a great time fishing on the PLANE FISH N. It was great being able to auction off our prize for Dylan. Hats off to Eric,Chad,Pete and Sean. Great crew to fish with.
  • LastMangoLastMango Posts: 4,574 Officer
    I am glad I could participate as a sponsor for such a great cause and event, but very disappointed I couldn't participate as an angler. It was really fun to see everyone on Saturday, a very well run event.......
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  • PortFiercePortFierce Posts: 127 Officer
    great job, thanks again!
  • M T PocketsM T Pockets Posts: 551 Officer
    Long, Mike and all the other volunteers and sponsors,
    What a amazing job you all did!!!:hail
    The venue and prizes and camaraderie were awesome.
    We were proud to be a part of this great event to help Dylan!
    What a strong little boy and great family.
    Great to see so many of the FS Forum come together and was a pleasure putting faces to names and meeting you all!

    Here are some pics of the event, and our Parrot Shine girls detailing the Reel Time Florida Sportsman boat!!!








    If anyone who got a free bottle of Parrot Shine in your captain's bucket has any questions, feel free to pm us.
  • VindawgVindawg Posts: 801 Officer
    Thanks to everyone who put the event together and participated, donated....Excellent job by the the whole crew, honored to be able to be a part of it.
  • spindlebeakspindlebeak Posts: 43 Greenhorn
    That was fun! The River Palms Cottages location was outstanding. Many thanks to all the volunteers who made it possible. I had great time fishing with my family and dear friend Nuevowavo. Just a fun was catching up with a few old timers under the tiki.
    Let's do it again soon!
  • Capt George GozdzCapt George Gozdz Posts: 630 Officer
    Long,
    Great job with the bash! Sorry due to prior commitments I couldn't be more involved, but I'll be there next year! Strong work to everyone involved?:hail
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  • Fi$h2nguyenFi$h2nguyen Posts: 7,782 Moderator
    The numbers are in... Drum roll please...

    Thanks to all of you, we were able to raise over $10,700 (net) for little Dylan.

    This blows away any number I imagined from the beginning and I am so proud to be amongst you all. Whether you're a sponsor, registered angler, raffle ticket holder or volunteer, you helped contribute to this great cause... thank YOU!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    Keeping busy while away from Florida

    https://www.youtube.com/user/UFpwrLifter/videos?view_as=public
  • hatcityhatcity Posts: 3,079 Captain
    Good news Long.
    I'm sure the Joupi family will make good use of the proceeds to help Dylan


    MT-I watched the video but still don't follow. can you have her come over and show me how to apply to my truck?
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  • ObsessionObsession Posts: 228 Deckhand
    Great job everyone! ACR Electronics is proud to be part of this wonderful day.

    My children had a great time playing on the beach and did not want to go home. It was great to see some old forum friends and meet some new ones.

    Stay safe,

    Chris

    Stay Safe

    Chris

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  • GrizGriz Palm Beach Gardens, FloridaPosts: 9,790 Admin
    The numbers are in... Drum roll please...

    Thanks to all of you, we were able to raise over $10,700 (net) for little Dylan.

    This blows away any number I imagined from the beginning and I am so proud to be amongst you all. Whether you're a sponsor, registered angler, raffle ticket holder or volunteer, you helped contribute to this great cause... thank YOU!

    Hope you have finally relaxed, Long. My CPR skills are limited, but I thought you were going to require them Saturday. Great job by you, Mike, Darrel and all others involved.
    The early bird may get the worm, but the Second Mouse gets the cheese. SW

    :Griz
  • Fi$h2nguyenFi$h2nguyen Posts: 7,782 Moderator
    Griz wrote: »
    Hope you have finally relaxed, Long. My CPR skills are limited, but I thought you were going to require them Saturday. Great job by you, Mike, Darrel and all others involved.

    I'm just a little OCD. I'll save a spot for you to volunteer next year..? :rotflmao
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    Keeping busy while away from Florida

    https://www.youtube.com/user/UFpwrLifter/videos?view_as=public
  • Look Out BelowLook Out Below MiccoPosts: 3,822 Moderator
    Unreal and awesome what you all have done! I really was trying to make it down but I had other commitments I just couldn't change even so, my hats off to what you guys have done.:hail
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  • Marker954Marker954 Posts: 405 Deckhand
    The numbers are in... Drum roll please...

    Thanks to all of you, we were able to raise over $10,700 (net) for little Dylan.

    This blows away any number I imagined from the beginning and I am so proud to be amongst you all. Whether you're a sponsor, registered angler, raffle ticket holder or volunteer, you helped contribute to this great cause... thank YOU!

    What an awesome community! Hats off to Long for pulling this all together and keeping it going to the end. And a to all the other volunteers as well, great job!
  • VindawgVindawg Posts: 801 Officer
    I'm just a little OCD. I'll save a spot for you to volunteer next year..? :rotflmao

    Next year? I figured you would be ready to do it again in a month or two....:willynilly

    J/K meng...though we are looking forward to it next year.
  • dpdashdpdash Posts: 5,359 Admiral
    Very impressive !!
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