We were founded on our first event on June 12, 2010 and have been going strong every year since. With the help of our main sponsor, Matt Johnson, Owner of Johnnie Mercer’s Pier in Wrightsville Beach, NC: we have been able to bring many new people into the world of fishing.

Our events have been successful due to the help of our volunteers in teaching special needs kids and adults how to fish and other core positions throughout the day. Our participants (the Special Friends in Fishin’ With Special Friends), and volunteers bring in their families to cheer them on in their new found skills.

Our sponsors throughout the years have made our events possible over the years including an Awards Ceremony where everyone is recognized and celebrated with prizes, and a lunch pizza party to feed everyone involved in the day’s events. Everyone involved with our events come together to create new friendships and memories that last a lifetime, with the most important thing that we must achieve….SMILES.