Causes We Proudly Support


Rifles to Rods

Founded in 2016, Rifles to Rods is a dedicated veterans' charity that aids military veterans transitioning to civilian life through the therapeutic benefits of fishing. This veteran support program provides essential fishing equipment, skills training, and community support, promoting well-being and camaraderie among participants.

Rifles to Rods organizes various veteran fishing events throughout the year, including:

  • Fishing Trips: Guided fishing excursions where veterans can learn and enjoy fishing in a supportive environment.
  • Workshops: Educational sessions teaching fishing techniques, equipment maintenance, and water safety.
  • Community Gatherings: Social events that bring together veterans and their families, creating a strong support network.

The Fishing Academy

Founded in [Year], The Fishing Academy is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating youth and underserved communities about the joys and benefits of fishing. This youth fishing program aims to instill a love for the outdoors, teach valuable life skills, and promote environmental stewardship through hands-on fishing experiences.

The Fishing Academy offers a variety of events and programs, including:

  • Youth Camps: Engaging and educational camps where children can learn fishing techniques, water safety, and environmental conservation.
  • Community Outreach: Events and workshops designed to introduce fishing to those who may not have easy access to outdoor recreational activities.
  • Mentorship Programs: Pairing experienced anglers with young participants to provide guidance, support, and foster a lifelong passion for fishing.

Reeling in Serenity

Reeling in Serenity is a compassionate organization committed to helping individuals in recovery find peace and healing through fishing. Founded in [Year], this therapeutic fishing program combines the tranquility of nature with the soothing activity of fishing to support mental health and recovery efforts.

Reeling in Serenity hosts a variety of events and programs, including:

  • Therapeutic Fishing Trips: Organized outings where participants can enjoy a calming day of fishing while receiving support from experienced guides and counselors.
  • Support Workshops: Sessions that incorporate fishing with therapeutic practices, promoting mental wellness and recovery strategies.
  • Community Events: Gatherings that bring together individuals in recovery, fostering a sense of community and mutual support.

Support Through BLD Marine

BLD Marine proudly supports Rifles to Rods, The Fishing Academy, and Reeling in Serenity through rounding up at checkout, direct donations, and product-specific donations, such as $10 from each BilgeBuddy purchase going directly to the charity. To learn more and support these causes, visit our Charity Supporting Product Page, where you can find products that contribute to Rifles to Rods and other great programs. "Empowering Communities, One Cast at a Time."