Share your fishing story in honor of the late fishing legend Jose Wejebe. Now through his birthday January 18, the Jose Wejebe Spanish Fly Memorial Foundation is asking friends, family and fans “to take a picture of how they’ll celebrate his birthday, post it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, a website … anywhere online, and use the hashtag #fishforjose to share their story with others.”
Read more in the press release below.
“Will you #fishforjose?”
Share Your Story to Celebrate the January 18 Birthday of Jose Wejebe
Summerland Key, Fla. – Dec. 10, 2013 – Celebrate the birthday of fishing legend, Jose Wejebe, and his mission to share the gift of fishing with future generations. In his honor, before or on January 18, use #fishforjose and post your story online. To find out how to join the movement, visit http://bit.ly/fishforjose.
“My father loved the outdoors, especially fishing. But what he loved most was sharing his knowledge, skill and passion with others,” says Krissy Wejebe, daughter of Jose. “Even though it’s been nearly two years since his passing, I get a lot of great stories and pictures from his fans telling me how much they learned from his show, how he inspired them to start their own guide business or how they were inspired to share their passion for fishing with their children as he did with me. My wish is that others can hear these stories too. Thanks to the world of social media, we can make this happen … amongst the fishing community and beyond.”
“As his birthday nears on January 18, I’m asking friends, family and fans of my father to take a picture of how they’ll celebrate his birthday, post it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, a website … anywhere online, and use the hashtag #fishforjose to share their story with others.”
How can the fishing community join in?
- Get out of the office and out on the water.
- Introduce a friend, family or a stranger to the sport of fishing.
- Learn or teach something new: secret spot, how to tie a fly or tricks of the trade.
- When you catch … let go, let ‘em grow.
Then, take a picture, post it with #fishforjose, and challenge others to join in.
To find out more about Wejebe’s ongoing efforts to keep her father’s legacy alive through the Jose Wejebe Spanish Fly Memorial Foundation, visit www.josefoundation.org. The mission of the Foundation is to honor Jose’s legacy by matching his inspiration, dedication, and passion for our marine environment, and continue his efforts to support those who face life-impacting challenges. Donations will support Make-A-Wish trips granted and other countless charities that were supported by Jose.
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Laurie D. Fontenot
About Jose Wejebe Spanish Fly Memorial Foundation
On April 6, 2012, the fishing community lost a great angler, icon, and friend, Jose Wejebe, host of the immensely popular saltwater fishing and fly fishing television show, Spanish Fly. Through his show and his adventures, Jose shared his passion for fishing and a lifestyle that touched and inspired anglers around the world. At the same time, Jose encouraged conservation, leading his viewers by example to take better care of the environment they so enjoy. Jose Wejebe never forgot his humble beginnings or those others that helped him find success. Throughout his life and career, Jose unselfishly donated his time, money and equipment to support countless charities including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Marc House, Wounded Warriors, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and many others. The charitable work seen on his television series, “Spanish Fly”, documented only a small portion of his generosity. Behind the scenes, he quietly assisted with many more charities throughout the world. He did so out of compassion and kindness, and was humbled by those who expressed their appreciation. In order to continue Jose’s passion for the marine environment, and dedication to support those who face life-impacting challenges, The Jose Wejebe “Spanish Fly” Memorial Foundation was founded in April 2012. The Foundation will honor Jose’s legacy by continuing his charitable efforts.