Our Great Volunteers

We are extremely thankful for all of the many volunteers who help support this great cause and without or Veterans, we wouldn't have an event to volunteer for. Thank you all!
Captain Cass Coroiescu

Cass Coroiescu is the founder and fleet captain of the Veterans Summer Slam and has a deep passion for the sport of fishing and the outdoors. Still, no passion is stronger than his love for his country and the freedom that he and all Americans share thanks to the sacrifice of the brave men and women of the United States military. Cass's mission is to give back to those Veterans who may not have the opportunity or means to enjoy the things he is so passionate about. We are on a mission to do for those that so willingly have done for us.

GreenGo$Captain Darrell Shannon
Hello, I'm Darrell Shannon. I'm proud to be a part of this event and look forward to an awesome day on the pond with our well-deserving Veterans!
Captain Vincent Velasquez
As a veteran, I want to show my fellow brothers a good time. I also have participated as an angler and want to get back.
Captain Joey Rodriguez
Hello, I'm an avid offshore fisherman with many years of being able to fish on God's big pond. We have fished many offshore tournaments and made many fishing trips over the years. Our boat is a 27? World Cat powered by twin Honda 250?s. I am out of Richmond Texas where I have a construction business, Major Concrete Solutions, we do any type of concrete work and metal buildings. My wife is a RN and is a frontline worker in the hospital.

My Co-Captain, Captain Keith Wailes is an avid offshore fisherman of 3 decades. He comes from a family of commercial fishermen. He has his captain's license and is very knowledgeable in targeting offshore fish. And has a vast knowledge of fishing spots in the Gulf of Mexico.

My family and I love our country and support our community. We support our first responders, military and our vets. This is our favorite event. I too am a vet and we look forward to hosting fellow vets on our boat for a day of fun and fishing and meeting other vets and their families.

Boat: is a 27’ World Cat TE. With twin Honda 250s.
Tequila Sunrise
Tequila SunriseCaptain Lee Crisler
Ocean Breeze Charters is happy to donate our Sportfishing Yacht to the great Veterans again. We have a 43-foot Sportfishing Yacht that is going to bring some great memories to our Vets. Captain Lee will be at the helm and crew member Joe will be in the cockpit to assist in landing our winning fish!

Boat: 43' Sport Fishing Ocean Yacht
Captain Justin Trueheart
All professional gear, electronics and skill set.

Boat: 29' Custom Built Fountain Center Consoule w/600hp 2021 Suzuki's
The Madd House
The Madd HouseCaptain Charles Enriquez
Boat: Worldcat 330TE
BadCatCaptain Ryan Warhola
My name is Ryan Warhola. I have been a USCG Licensed Captain since 2004 and have fished offshore my entire life. For the last several years I have been the hired Captain for Henry Adams running his fleet of Freeman Boatworks TuNacity a 37vh and now Bad Cat a 47t. Bad Cat is powered by quad Mercury Racing 450 hp and can hold 6 veterans plus crew. We are looking forward to fishing again this year!

Boat: 47 Badcat Powered by Quad Mercury Racing 450s
Captain John Tyrna
Because I was last year and it was super neat.
Captain Brice Fuselier
Captain Mia Bertagnolli
Dry stacked at GYB. From a family of veterans, married to a disabled veteran, currently working with the VA hospital and Veteran outreach. Currently fishing 50-100 days a year recreationally and know the Bay complex thoroughly. Would love to honor our veterans with a day on the water.

Boat: 2013 Robalo R200 with trolling motor and tackle/rods for 6
Captain Donnie Oneal
Boat: 27' Dusky Center Console
Captain Brackett Hegwood
I want to give back to our veterans for their service and I just like to fish.
Captain Charles Richey
We fish a 27 foot Contender powered with twin 200HP Suzuki's. Our main goal is to have a fun trip and have a chance to share that with our veterans.
Captain Travis Joyce
None of us would be able to fish or enjoy the freedoms we have if not for the sacrifices Veterans before us have made. Plus, It was fun last year being the small boat that kicked everyone's ass last year:)

Boat: 25 Ft Haynie Magnum
Captain Sean Porter
Boat: 33 Deep Impact w/Twin 275 Verados
Trippin Wet
Trippin WetCaptain Cody Dunn
Trippin Wet can't wait to to sponsor a boat for these veterans that have given so much for our country.

Boat: 2018 38' Fountain
Captain Tyler Kitchen
I grew up inshore fishing my whole life. I've had the pleasure of fishing offshore with captain Warhola for the past 10+ years chasing everything in the blue water. Ryan and I have been running 2 freemen's for the past few years. Recently picking up another freeman, a 34vh that I look forward to using.
Captain Brandon Saenz
Captain Brandon Saenz has been running boats recreationally for 20 plus years and commercially for the Merchant Marine fleet for 11 plus years. He's a licensed mariner by the USCG and a proud sponsor of the Veteran Summer Slam!

Boat: Contender 31T / Yamaha 300s
Captain Sergio Trejo
We have a 36? Sportfish vessel powered by twin Caterpillar Diesel engines pumping our 840 go of American Muscle!

Captain Serg is an Army combat veteran of the Iraq war. Purple Heart recipient, Army Accommodation with Valor devices, and other awards earned during his time at war. He uses his darkest days at war as motivation to strive to be a better person. Being offshore is a peace that words don't do it justice. We love sharing that with as many people as possible along our journey!

Boat: 36' Sport Fishing Vessel w/Twin Caterpillar Diesel Engines
Captain Mike Mullins
I have many friends to do this event and I am a Veteran and would love to take other Veterans fishing.

Boat: 2008 31' Sailfish
PayCzechCaptain Joey Schiller
I've been fishing just about all my life. What better way to support our vets than a day offshore.

Boat: 33T Contender
Captain Paul Fischer
It is a way I can thank all veterans for their service to our country.
ThiglifeCaptain Sam Thigpen
Sam Thigpen is the current CEO, and Founder, of Thigpen Energy, a natural gas solutions company based in Conroe, TX. Sam turned his love for offshore fishing into more than a hobby by going to school for his captain's license, and will be applying for his charter boat license in 2020. Thiglife is a 32' Tidewater Center Console, powered by twin 350HP Yamaha outboards.
Nautilus Charters
Nautilus ChartersCaptain Matt West
I own and operate Nautilus charters out of the Galveston Yacht Basin and I participated in last years event and want to do it again this year.
Nauty Jameson
Nauty JamesonCaptain Steven Pitrucha
To give back to those who sacrificed for our freedom!
Get Er Dunn!!
Get Er Dunn!!Captain Cody Dunn
Rowdy Angler Charters captain Get Er Dunn!!

Boat: 33ft Blackfin
Captain Michael Belvin
Boat: 33ft Onslow Bay Tournament Edition
FisherAmenCaptain Jason Delgato
Boat: 42 Bertram
Captain Jacob Talmadge
The WOW Factor is happy to bring some of the greatest Veterans aboard our 32' Contender!

Boat: 32' Contender
Captain Greg Bolt
Boat: Cape Horn 31T
Critical Path
Critical PathCaptain Khanh Vu
A way to thank our Veterans for making many sacrifices serving our country and giving us Freedom.

Boat: 42Ft Freeman
Captain Mark Brackin
Boat: 31 Ft Cape Horn
Insufficient Funds
Insufficient FundsCaptain Marcus James
I want to be a captain because when we initially talked about starting this last year I thought it was a awesome cause and a way to give back. My boat is the Insufficient Funds out of Sabine pass.

Boat: 30Ft aluminum center console gravois built boat powered by twin 300s.
Captain Jonathan McRay
Boat: 1990 58'8 Hatteras EB

Become a Captain or Angler

We are on the hunt for volunteers, sponsors, and donors to help raise awareness for our cause and ensure that we deliver a fun and impactful event. Anglers must meet the event critera "for veterans" and will be placed on a waiting list. Participation is dependent on having enough captains and boats to accomodate all participants.


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