Armchair Anglers Announces 2011 Fund Raising Sweepstakes
Grand Prize: Three days and three nights for 2 at the Silver King Lodge in Costa Rica. Home of World Class Tarpon Fishing!
This is the most important program toward our efforts to purchase a accessible tournament rigged fishing boat. Ticket contributions are $5 each. Five tickets for a $20 contribution gives you an extra chance to win!
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Lance A. Benson, born without legs, is fly fisherman, outdoorsman, marathon competitor, and writer. Residing in Miami, Florida, Mr. Benson is a staff writer and journalist for the Armchair Anglers a nonprofit organization empowering people with disabilities to participate in light tackle angling. Mr. Benson also volunteers his time to give motivational speeches to the local school system.
Whenever he is not fishing, training for a marathon or working out, he enjoys playing electric and acoustic guitar, and spending time with his wife Yuli.
Welcome to Armchair Anglers
To provide uplifting, world-class fishing opportunities in South Florida to those with physical challenges. Armchair Anglers will provide handicap persons adaptive fishing trips on our accessible tournament rigged boat regardless of disability. We fully support the ADA.
- To provide a safe and comfortable day fishing on a custom-designed, fiberglass, fully accessible catamaran.
- Provide education and smart catch & release techniques promoting conservation of our most valuable resources.
- To help other programs provide these opportunities across the country for physically challenged people in their communities.
Jim Hargaden is the Founder and Executive Director of Armchair Anglers, Inc., a Non-Profit Corporation registered as a 501(C)(3) in the State of Florida, and is based in South Florida.
Jim and his family have been involved in the Marine and Fishing Industry for over 30 years. During his lifetime, Jim has been fortunate to have befriended some of the biggest names in the fishing business. With this “Who’s Who” list and Jim’s’ knowledge of Fishing in South Florida Jim will provide THE BEST Angling opportunities for those involved with the organization.
With this in mind, Jim founded Armchair Anglers so that he could provide unique fishing trips to this unique segment of the population. A Custom-designed and Fully Accessible fiberglass Catamaran will be utilized to allow physically challenged anglers to enjoy a variety of Fishing Adventures. If you are like Jim, and love fishing or know someone who loves to fish but, due to physical limitations can not participate or enjoy the sport as they used to – HELP them to get Back in the Game! Click here to see how you can participate.
But, we need your help! Click HERE and find out how!
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