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NC COASTAL Fishing with Children of FAllen Heroes with partners Rigged and REady supportin

Premier Partner

Rigged and Ready is a Premier Partners with the Children of Fallen Heroes nonprofit organization

and our incredibly important mission. 


Mission Statement

Children of Fallen Heroes provides retreats, education, and special programs to children and families of fallen military and first responders designed to create an escape from grief, helping them to survive and thrive in spite of their loss.

Vision Statement

Children of Fallen Heroes seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of the sacrifice of fallen military and first responder heroes as well as the sacrifice and needs of their loved ones, through an increasing range of healing educational and recreational activities.

Statement of Need

Child survivors of fallen military and first responders experience complicated grief, involving not merely the loss of a parent, but also the loss of a hero, and the loss of their familiar sense of belonging within a community. Participation in skill-building activities with others who have experienced similar losses is beneficial to the healing process. Research shows that children of fallen heroes who participate in peer support activities experience an increased sense of hope, positive role-modeling, and greater trust, understanding, and empathy.

Program Description

Children of Fallen Heroes is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, founded in 2015 by Kenneth Wasley. We provide various types of retreats, education opportunities, community outreach, and special activities for children and families of fallen military and first responders. All activities are designed to provide a respite from grief as well as a new learning experience in an atmosphere in which their hero parents are remembered and honored for their service. These activities have included but are not limited to: STEM Flight for Heroes Day Camp, Equine Retreat for Heroes, Golf Day Camp, Fishing Day Camp for Heroes, Canine Rescue Class, and Wildlife Rescue Class, Photography Class, Wedding, and Special Occasion including Skydiving Angels Program.

Coastal Fishing Classes

North Carolina Fishing Class features Charter Fishing and engaging outdoor activities for beginners or experienced young anglers.  Children and surviving spouses of First Responders and the Military will further their education in fishing while learning to protect and respect the marine environment. The classes will make lasting memories with trophy catches along the way! 

Types of fish that can be caught off the coast of North Carolina. 

Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi), Cobia, Amberjack, King Mackerel, Grouper, Black Sea Bass, Vermillion Snapper, Triggerfish, Porgies, and Grunts, while bottom fishing the depths. Or, if you prefer Inshore fishing in the coastal marshes of our area, they can catch Flounder, Red Drum, Black Drum, and Sea Trout.




View the video below to see how we help the families. 

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Donate tackle for children of fallen heroes. 

We are now accepting donations for gift certificates for fishing tackel for the children of fallen heroes fishing program.  


Charter for Heroes

Do you love ocean fishing? Charters for beginners to intermediate for 3 hours, 1/2 day, 3/4 day.  

Full-day is also available but not recommended for beginners.   

Book now!

Fishing Rod

2022 Fishing Tournament for Heroes.

Coming soon! It will be a fishing tournament with groups representing First Responders and Military families.

Sign up for early notice for registration. 

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