Wishing Well International Foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors and 24 anglers who participated in the 2012 Fishing Fools Fishing Tournament out of San Diego, CA in October. The money raised through tournament fees was used to pay for the boat charter and crew, provisions, tournament prizes and a sizable donation for the Foundation. The tournament sponsors were:

WWIF Commits Funds to Complete its Bagliga, Ghana Project Falcon Stainless, Inc. – Gray Pender
Next Filtration – Steve Fox & Steve Gucciardi
Payne USA, LLC – Mike Baird
TST Water, LLC – Mike Baird
WC&P – Kurt Peterson
Lamprecht Transport – John Bruckner

Kurt Peterson of Water Conditioning & Purification International (WC&P) magazine, a Foundation Director and long-time supporter, and Founder Guillermo Guzman, also participated in the tournament after attending the PWQA annual convention in Burbank. The fishing fleet left San Diego on October 12 and headed into Mexican waters looking for their catch. Seas were a bit rough, but once at sea, there was no turning back. Few slept the first night due to the rough seas so most of the anglers were up at the crack of dawn, ready for a packed day of fishing. Fish was plentiful and the group was able to catch its limit of Pacific yellow tail, with a few Mahi Mahi, black fin tuna as well as yellow fin.

With matching funds from Florida-based Platinum sponsor Cyriacks Environmental Consulting Services (CECOS), the Foundation is able to commit the funds to complete its Ghana project. The focus now will be to complete the San Jose de Ulloa project in the Dominican Republic, where 150 families still need filters. To join the efforts of the Fishing Fools 2012, CECOS and WWIF, please consider making a donation at http://www.active.com/donate/HydraidFilter To learn about corporate sponsorships, go to Become a Sponsor.

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