Anglers are being asked to share their fishing photos via social media in honor of fly fishing legend Jose Wejebe. Use the hashtag #fishforjose through January 18, 2015.
Read more in the press release below.
“Will you #fishforjose again?”
Share Your Story and Join Us to Celebrate the January 18 Birthday of Jose Wejebe
Summerland Key, Fla. – October 1, 2014 – 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 in your social postings to share your own efforts of passing on the gift of fishing. To find out how to join the movement, visit http://bit.ly/fishforjose15.
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.
“Just like last year, I’m asking friends, family and fans of my father to take a picture of how they’ll celebrate his birthday, … then post it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, a website … anywhere online, and use the hashtag #fishforjose to share their same passion as my Father,” says Krissy Wejebe, Jose’s daughter.
“Also, if you’re in Key West or can travel, all are invtied for an even bigger celebration on Sunday, January 18! Last year’s social movement was inspiring to me, and it also helped to raise more awareness for my dad’s foundation, Jose Wejebe Spanish Fly Memorial Foundation,” claims Wejebe. “So we’ve decided to make an actual event to bring everyone together to have fun and fish.”
All friends and family of Jose, and friends of the Foundation, are invited to go out fishing for the day and meet up at the deck of Key West Yacht Club for a Fish Fry Dinner and party. Along with food and entertainment, the Foundation will hold a raffle and auction to help the Foundation make fishing dreams come true through Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Veterans Recreation Department of the Miami VA Hospital. An official invitation can be seen and shared at http://bit.ly/ffjinvite.
Date: Sunday, January 18, 2015
Place: Key West Yacht Club
Time: 4 pm
$25 tickets can be purchased at http://bit.ly/ffjtickets.
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.
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.