Operation Second Chance is an organization committed to serving wounded, injured and ill veterans by assisting these heroes and their families to move on and live their lives with dignity. They offer anything from financial assistance to counseling services, caregiving events and retreats for the veterans. For the last six years, Witzco Trailers has been very proud to assist Operation Second Chance with their efforts by providing an annual fishing retreat, right here in Southwest Florida.

On the most recent trip in May the 14 veterans in attendance were able to enjoy the beauty of the ocean and what it offers. Captains Mike Phillips, a veteran himself, and Randy Powell took the boat, Mi-C-Shell, out about 140 miles into the Gulf of Mexico and the men caught a variety of fish, from Grouper to African Pompano, Amberjack and Red Snapper. What a great opportunity for these veterans to relax, experience camaraderie, and enjoy the scenery of Florida’s Gulf Coast.

A big thank you to veteran Bryan Vaughan from Signs in One Day in Sarasota for coordinating this event along with Operation Second Chance, and Witzco Trailer’s co-owner Michelle Witzer for generously providing her fishing boat. It’s an honor for Witzco Trailers to work along side the Operation Second Chance organization to provide enjoyment and to enrich the lives of these heroes.