Monday, December 6, 2010

Heroes on the Water - Central Virginia Raffle

The Central Virginia Chapter of Heroes on the Water had their Christmas Raffle on Sunday at the Bass Pro Shops in Ashland. So I took my daughter to go check out the fishies and donate to a great cause. I bought my lucky number in raffle tickes (7) and we watched the fish, some bigger than my 2yr old, swim around in the freshwater aquarium while we waited for the drawing. It was also nice to put some faces to some names that I knew from the forums and flap our gums about yak fishing. I ended up winning the Ocean Kayak Frenzy and I immediately started thinking of what I can do with it. It's too small for me and I already have a kayak for my wife and kids. So I was thinking I could sell it and pay off some of my credit card. Or maybe use the money for some x-mas gifts.... or I can sell it and buy that sweet rod n reel set up I've been wanting! But then I realized the right thing to do would be to donate it back to the organization. For all the great things they do, plus the Central Virginia Chapter being new and all, I wanted to help out even though I don't have much time on my hands. So after telling Tina about my decision I squeezed through the crowds of shoppers and walked out the door.... my smiling daughter in my arms..... feeling good.


  1. That's a great post Rob. Your kids have a good role model in their dad.

  2. Thanks hatterasbeaches. My wife and I were saying that hopefully our kids will help off set some of the nastiness in the world today.

  3. Awww cute story, but my suggestion would have been to donate that kayak to me! =P hahaha jk jk. im glad to see our family helping to make a difference in this world.

    BTW, I totally need to take you to my raffles cause i NEVER win anything at a raffle. maybe I need to steal your lucky raffle number method.


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