Wish-A-Fish Foundation hosts fishing events in Maryland and Virginia for special needs children and their families.
Our first event was held in 2000 and included 23 families and 38 children (special needs children
with serious or life-threatening illnesses, physical or developmental
disabilities plus their brothers and sisters).
We have grown over the years and now have 3 to 4 events per summer and are honored to host 100 – 125 families each year.
Our dozens of volunteers all love to fish and enjoy sharing their passion for the
outdoors with others.
Many of our volunteers tell us a Wish-A-Fish event is their best fishing
trip of the year!
We can’t cure an illness, make a disability vanish, or remove the daily
stress a family with special needs children has to endure. We just try
to make one day a little better for the whole family by taking them out
on the water for some fun and fishing. The smiles and excitement on the
children’s faces when they catch their first fish (and their second, and
their third....) is a wonderful experience and a memory that will last