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Troop Appreciation Foundation

   Honor - Service - Gratitude

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It's All About the Troops!

 Troop Appreciation Foundation 



Recognize & Thank men & women that served in the military for their sacrifice for country. Recognition entails the foundation hosting full day striped bass fishing derby annually for 50 to 60 Wounded Warriors on Lake Murray.

Bring’m Home For Christmas - Fund air travel for 30 - 40 deserving active duty Soldiers that require financial assistance to get home for Christmas. No man or woman left behind on a holiday.


Thank First Responders - We could not host events for the military without the support of local Law Enforcement & EMS volunteers.  Our heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our communities and make it a better place. 

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2023 South Carolina Angel Award Recipient

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What an HONOR!! The Troop Appreciation Foundation was recognized as a 2023 "Angel” by the South Carolina Secretary of State. The Secretary of State annually selects organizations that represent some of the most efficient and effective charities in South Carolina. The Troop Appreciation Foundation was on of twelve "Angels" selected this year.

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2024 Troop Appreciation Plans

  • June 13th - Host fishing Derby for 50 to 60 Wounded Warriors.  Location:  Lake Murray Sail Club


  • August 8th - Host striped bass fishing rodeo for 20-25 Lexington County Sheriff Deputies.  Location:  Lake Murray Sale Club

  • December 2024 - Foundation to purchase 30 round trip plane tickets for service men and women (that need financial assistance) to travel home for Christmas

2023 Troop Appreciation Plans

  • August 10th - Host fishing Derby for 50 to 60 Wounded Warriors (all branches of the Military)

  • September 14th - host fishing Rodeo for 50 to 60 South Carolina National Guardsmen (POSTPONED)

  • November & December - purchase Round Trip airfare for thirty (30) E-6 and below Military personnel to travel home for Christmas holiday (all branches of the Military)

2022 Troop Appreciation Plans

The Troop Appreciation Foundation plans to host two (2) Fishing Derby's in 2022.  The first fishing derby will be held in June 2022 for 40 to 50 Wounded Warriors (all branches of the military).  The second fishing derby will be focused on recognizing & thanking SC Law Enforcement (two law enforcement agencies will be selected - 40 officers will be invited to participate).  The law enforcement derby will take place in September 2022.

2021 Troop Appreciation Fishing Derby

2021 Troop Appreciation Fishing Derby Scheduled For September 8, 2021 Postponed Due To COVID-19.  Foundation will use donations to expand "Bring'm Home For Christmas" program.  Donations made this year will be used to significantly increase funding assistance we provide Soldiers to travel home for Christmas.  The Foundation will partner with military installations to fund air travel for 50 to 60 deserving Soldiers in 2021.  A number of the participants will be men and women from South Carolina.  Soldiers may participate no matter what state they may originate.    

2020 Troop Appreciation Foundation Results Update

"Bring'm Home For Christmas" program funded round trip air travel for eleven (11) Soldiers and four (4) Sailors for Christmas.  Soldiers were flown to thirteen (13) different states - Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Washington, Virginia, California, Arizona, Colorado, Michigan, Maine

2019 Troop Appreciation Fishing Derby Results

The Troop Appreciation Foundation would like to THANK all Sponsors, Boat Captains, Shoreline Volunteers and locals for supporting this year's Troop Appreciation Fishing Derby.  The event was a BIG success.    Thank you to all that help make this day special for our Soldiers.

•  69 Wounded Warriors Participated          
•  Approximately $20K In Gifts & Prizes Given 
•  375 Striped Bass Were Caught                
•  30+ Shoreline Volunteers
•  26 Volunteer Boat Captains                       
•  250+ People Attended Event

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