TBFD Gang is a platform all about giving back to the community through time, Charitable contribution, and education. Fishing is and has always been a sport about inclusion. I think that's one thing that makes it so special to me. Anyone can be a fisherman!
I have worked with children and teens with special needs since my days in the military. From volunteering as a coach for the Special Olympics, To aiding in classrooms it’s been something I’ve genuinely enjoyed over the years and has carried over into my outdoor brand. You may or may not be aware, But my son Bradlee is on the Autism spectrum. He loves the outdoors, fishing and is big into reading and history. Autism and it's effects have been a huge part of our daily life. Having organizations that provide safe social opportunities for him and others alike are a great way to bring awareness to the community about Autism.
Every year we design a UNIQUE Limited edition T-shirt that 100% of the NET profit dollars goes towards giving opportunities for teens and young adults on the spectrum to participate in the community. This shirt will be available for purchase through the month of April with the total contribution being presented in the name of #TBFDGANG the first weeks of May!
Your purchase (Donation) helps pay for Daily social outings ranging in cost from $25-60 per person depending on length of outing (typically 2 hours) and type of activity. Please note that the cost ALWAYS INCLUDES ANY ADMISSION FEES
Austen's Autistic Adventures is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit. Your gift keeps the program going! For more information on the organization see the website link below!
2020 Campaign #TBFDGang raised: $1,000
2021 Campaign #TBFDGang raised: $2,250 + Private Water Fishing Matched our contribution bringing our raised total to $4,500
2021 also started our first annual day on the water brought to you by That Bass Fishing Dude, Austin Canoe & Kayak, Private Water Fishing, and NRS. Supporting Austen's Autistic Adventures with an introduction to paddles sports!
Watch the video recap of the 2021 day on the water below!
2022 campaign #TBFDGANG raised $7,250 thanks to gracious donations from NRS, Real Tree, Private water fishing, Hest, and Nocqua!
Our 2022 annual day on the water brought to you by That Bass Fishing Dude, Mariner sails, Private Water Fishing, NRS, and Raising canes was a hit! Thank you to all involved for supporting Austen's Autistic Adventures with an introduction to paddles sports!
Watch the 2022 day on the water video recap below!