Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones from the Future Angler Foundation. This has been an especially exciting year, as we are celebrating our five year anniversary. In those few years, thanks to the passion and dedication of National Professional Angler Association (NPAA) members, we made many dreams come true by “Creating New Anglers”: Since 2012 when the foundation was formed, FAF support and products have reached nearly 56,300 youth and 36,630 adults. An average of 114 NPAA members participate and coordinate fishing clinics and events every year. What an amazing accomplishment by NPAA professionals and partners.
As this special year draws to a close, we want to thank you for helping make FAF grow to become a nationally recognized non-profit. We wouldn’t be where we are today without the support of loyal professional anglers like you! We also want to thank our volunteers, the sportfish and boating industry, state and federal agencies, especially the USDA Forest Service, private individuals, and other non-profit partners and foundations with whom we coordinate education and outreach information at “future angler” events. Many of these events would not be possible without your support.
A special Holiday thank you to foundation President Pat Neu and the current and past FAF Board of Directors. Your vision and passion for the growing the sport is bearing the fruits of success.
We look forward to working with all of you for many years to come and hope see you at the NPAA annual conference in January. FAF wishes you and your families and friends a very healthy, happy and prosperous 2017!
Robert “Nick” Schmal