Future Angler Foundation Fundraising Banquet a Success Thanks to Donors and Attendees

Forestville, WI. January 26, 2017: The Future Angler events hosted by National Professional Angler Association (NPAA) members and partners may set a new record in 2017 thanks to the generous donations and contributions during the annual fundraising banquet and auctions held on January 7th! Our FAF board and NPAA officers want to thank all of you for your individual member, corporate, and foundation giving.


We especially want to thank James and Brian Keller of the JJ Keller Foundation, Inc.; David Ittner representing the Yamaha Marine Group Company; Skeeter Performance Fishing Boats; Richard Lowe of Lowe Manufacturing; and Robert Luellen of Worldwide Marine Insurance for your continuous support over the years, and at this year’s banquet. A special thanks to Brian Bashore, from The Walleye Guys, for volunteering to run the auction again. Because of your support, and the support of all the individual donors and contributors during the silent auction and raffles, we will strive to meet or exceed the number of youth and adults reached, and product distributed, at Future Angler events held in 2016. President Pat Neu, the FAF board, and myself, are eternally grateful for your generosity.


Finally, a huge thank you goes out to Ashley Garland and Sheila Sharp of Long and Associates, Inc. for all of their hard work, as well as the numerous volunteers helping out during the NPAA conference and banquet. Let’s all make 2017 the best year ever for “Creating New Anglers.”

Fish On!


Robert “Nick” Schmal

Executive Director