More than 150 fishermen, disabled military veterans and their families will participate in the 5th annual Hooks for Heroes Fishing Tournament to benefit wounded U.S. military veterans from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Hospital and Connecticut veterans. The event will be held on Saturday, June 25, at the Halloween Yacht Club (HYC), 10 Seaview Avenue in Stamford. Entry fee is $35 per fisherman, which includes both breakfast and lunch. The day starts with breakfast at 5:15 a.m. and post-tournament lunch and awards at 1:30 p.m.
Since its inception in 2012, the Stamford Hooks for Heroes event, it has raised more than $30,000 for U.S. veterans. Even a very windy and rainy 2015 tournament could not deter more than 150 competitors, including some 40 wounded veterans and their families, for a day of fishing on the Long Island Sound.