MADEIRA BEACH (FOX 13) - Chilly morning temperatures weren’t enough to keep dozens of veterans from going on a special fishing trip.
The founders of the Wounded Warriors Abilities Ranch rounded up over 50 veterans, and scheduled over a dozen boats for a fishing outing at John’s Pass in Madiera Beach. Everything from the fishing poles to the bait was provided by WWAR.
The veterans were joined by a handful of familiar faces, players for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was among those who showed up early to board the boats.
“It’s nice just to be able to relax and get to know these guys on a deeper level,” Fitzpatrick said.
The Wounded Warriors Abilities Ranch is based in Pinellas Park, and encourages wounded veterans to get out and get active. For more information, click over to the organization's website.