This past Saturday, team Global Solutions had the distinct privilege of joining the local community in hosting more than 70 of America’s finest, our active duty military service men and women, in the annual Take a Soldier Fishing Tournament. Thanks to the leadership of Steve Lloyd and his team at T.A.S.F, the day for the troops began with a police escort to the marina.  The red carpet was rolled out to give appreciation for our military service members who sacrifice so much to make our country safe and free. 

“A long distance, heart-felt thank you to each and every client of Global Solutions for enabling us to support our troops through programs like this. “

Scott Smith, Global Solutions CEO
Crack of dawn departure. Tyler and Darri are ready to go…not completely sure what they’ve gotten themselves into.

With every branch of the military represented by service members from across the United States, team Global Solutions hosted US Air Force service member Darri and Army service member Tyler.   In rough conditions, the guys ventured 52 miles west of Naples, FL with Captain Scott and crew to enjoy a day of fun bending rods in the Gulf of Mexico.  Though neither had fished offshore previously, both quickly found their sea legs in choppy waters to reel in a respectable catch of Grouper and Snapper.

“That Grouper was by far the biggest fish I’ve ever caught in my life,” said Darri who is currently stationed at Operational Command, MacDill Airforce Base in Tampa.  “They don’t have fish this big at home in Clarksville (TN).”

Southwest Florida residents, in patriotic fashion, cheer on the troops at Take A Soldier Fishing 2019 in Naples, FL

Within minutes, Tyler who is in the Army and hails from Houston, reeled in yet another keeper Grouper. “This day was awesome…you guys live in paradise,” he exclaimed.  

Yes, Tyler we get to live in paradise because you and others step up to serve all over the planet to ensure freedom is protected for all of us. 

A long distance, heart-felt thank you to each and every client of Global Solutions for enabling us to support our troops through programs like this.