GOODWILL INDUSTRIES


CATT  –  Lake Hickory Veteran Points Winner

 Fall Trail – 2017

Meet Stacey Richards, our first Veteran Points Champion for Carolina Anglers Team Trail and Goodwill Industries of NWNC’s Veteran Services Program.

Stacey joined the Army Reserves straight out of high school because he thought it would be exciting and he would enjoy getting to travel some.  He became skilled as an Ammo Accounting & Control Specialist.  He served our country from 1985 to 1993 and quickly learned about discipline and teamwork.  Stacey also learned something that he will never forget and stays true to this quote today, “Country First.”

When I asked Stacey how he got involved with fishing, he said, “My Dad loved it and would always take me and teach me what it took to catch a fish.”  Soon, Stacey was hooked and started watching the famous Bill Dance Outdoors TV show where his love for the sport of bass fishing grew and evolved. Bill Dance and Roland Martin became his heroes.  Stacey caught his largest bass about 14 years ago at Falls Lake on a Friday the 13th.  It weighed 9.15lbs.  He took the fish off the hook, admired it for a moment and then released it back into the lake. That’s what bass fishermen do – they do it for the love of the sport (umm, and for bragging rights.)

Stacey is a Produce Manager with Food Lion in Hickory, NC and fishes each chance he gets.  He fishes tournaments for the challenge and sometimes the extra fishing money.  Thank you Stacey for fishing with Carolina Anglers Team Trail and for serving our country. -SW-


CATT – Lake Norman Veteran Points Winner

Fall Trail – 2017

This is Mr. Rocky Franklin, our Veteran Points Champion for Carolina Anglers Team Trail and Goodwill
Industries of NWNC’s Veteran Services Program.
Rocky was working at Carolina Mills when he decided to join the US Army in October of 1973. While
serving our country, Rocky gained a skill set as a Field Wireman. In October of 1976, he completed his
contract and stayed on as an active Army reserve member until 1979. He got his job back at Carolina
Mills and finished his career with them.
I asked Rocky how he got started with fishing. He said, “Well, my wife sold Tupperware and was
wanting my co-worker’s wife to start selling it also. However, that would leave her husband with no one
to fish with, so my wife said I will make Rocky go with him. I don’t think she had a clue to what she was
creating. I fell in love with bass fishing. I loved it so much that my wife, the Tupperware lady, bought my
very first bass boat in 1978 with profits from her Tupperware sales.” Rocky caught his largest bass to
date on Lake Hickory in 1982 and it weighed 7.15lbs. He has had great mentors along the way and
always applied what they were teaching him about how to catch the “big ones!”
Rocky is now retired and enjoys fishing of course, but also, his grandchild. He has another
grandchild due later this year. Guess who will be teaching them how to fish? Thank you Rocky
for fishing with Carolina Anglers Team Trail and for serving our country. -SW

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina is a nonprofit organization that has served the community since 1926.  Through the sale of donated items in our stores, we fund employment and training programs that help people find hope, opportunity and jobs.  We are recognized nationally as one of the most efficient charities – channeling 90 percent of revenues to mission and sustainability – enabling us to serve more than 35,000 people each year in northwest NC.

Our Mission
We create opportunities for people to enhance their lives through training, workforce development services and collaboration with other community organizations.

Accreditation
Goodwill’s programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF is an independent, not-for-profit agency promoting quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons receiving services.

www.goodwillnwnc.org

A goodwill booth will be set up at each CATT Lake Norman & Lake Hickory event!

Thanks to Goodwill Northwest, North Carolina we are able to award BONUS $ to our Veterans at the Lake Norman CATT Spring Trail!

***Team must consist of 1 Veteran

1st Veteran Team in the Points – $500.00

2nd Veteran Team in the Points – $300.00

3rd Veteran Team in the Points – $200.00

Thanks to Goodwill Northwest, North Carolina we are able to award BONUS $ to our Veterans at the Lake Hickory CATT Spring Trail!

***Team must consist of 1 Veteran

1st Veteran Team in the Points – $450.00

2nd Veteran Team in the Points – $300.00

 

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