Thank You to all Branches of the Armed Forces

serving to keep us safe and free!


This is a bitter-sweet letter to all that have been a part of Warriors On The Water throughout its 15 years. I write to you today with many emotions even though I am usually not a very emotional man. This is the last time I will be addressing you all as President of Warriors On the Water. The committee members and I want to thank you.

It is amazing to think we have had 15 years of supporting our service members and thank them for their service each year. To our sponsors, volunteers, and anglers from all over, we value your friendship and all the support you have given us over the years. Your generosity overwhelmed us with the hard work you put in every year and my sincere gratitude to each of you. You were always enthusiastic about this event and always present for duty during the week’s event. 

We have enjoyed working with you all. Even though there were tough times, you all stood ready to take a service member fishing for the day, and they are forever grateful to you. 

We have decided to dissolve this annual event, 15 years is a long time, and I’m sure most would like to see this continue, but due to things beyond our control, it is best that we close the doors on WOW. I hope that you will continue to support the troops in any way you can.



Michael Green      


Warriors On The Water

Cumberland County, North Carolina  |  |  910-850-1966

Warriors on the Water is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (tax ID# 16-1763371)

Warriors On the Water

Warriors on the Water, Inc. was founded in 2006 to support the wellbeing and mental health of military members and veterans. Founding organization members noted that veterans were among those at the highest risk for suicide, depression, homelessness, and PTSD. The organization was established to reach out and build a sense of safe community for military members and their families in which positive experiences and connections could be cultivated.

The organization realized that it had a unique opportunity to take military members out of a typical command structure by getting the members out on boats in cathartic settings. The organization began hosting an annual fishing tournament in its early days, which remains its main activity each year. The organization also meets with and reaches out to children, schools, and families with resources and support for the wellbeing of military members and loved ones.