Hello to all our Mahogany Youth Corporation kids and parents, Mahogany Outdoors sports fishing club members from 1991- 2016 and supporters. Many of you grew up fishing with us as young kids in the past twenty five years. As ladies and men who are now adults you can remember the times we took you fishing. When you were young we supported you by picking you up, taking you fishing in my backyard, taking you to the Tamiami trail, to lake Okeechobee or to the keys, taking you out on boats like the Blue Seas, the Kelly fleet, or Yankee Captain. You also have memories of our fishing trips to the parks in Dade, and Broward counties, like Gwen Cherry Park our very first park. And of course you can’t forget the fishing seminars at Bass Pro Shops, at the Boat shows in Miami, and Ft. Lauderdale. Or how many fish you caught on the three and four day fishing trips on boats in the Dry Torgugas and our overnight camping trips.
All of these adventures helped to make your life more interesting. Some of you built fishing rods, underwater robots, worked on our newspaper, or were riding and learning how to drive in that crazy expedition who’s steering was broken every time it came past a Krispy Kreme donut shop and it pulled in the drive thru. Some of you went on a three dry fishing trips to the Dry Tortugas that we begged sponsors to help pay for you to go and some of us got in financial trouble with our husbands and wives for supporting you. And then we had supporters like Captain Greg of the Yankee Captains who allowed about twenty kids free passage worth $500.00 per person. So if you are one of these kids that had a childhood of adventure with us, I want to say thank you for allowing us to grow up with you.
As you know when you were young we never charged you a dime for transportation, food, lodging, or equipment, the only thing we are asking now is for you to help the kids who are in our program now. We want you to pay it forward to help kids now by donating. You can donate any amount to support this program that has benefited so many children over the last 20 plus years. There is also set up Go Fund Me Link for donations of any amount. Now remember those beautiful days you spent with me and Mahogany Youth? Would you like to pass that adventure on? Help us to give the youth of today those same kinds of memories. Help us by paying it forward.