The Emerald Coast Association of Realtors, in partnership with local businesses, would like to give 125 wounded soldiers, airmen, sailors, Marines, and Gold Star children a day on the water to show our gratitude for their sacrifice.

This year, Soldiers On The Water will be held Sept. 16, and will serve the nation’s combat wounded by providing world-class fishing to recognize and honor their sacrifice, encourage independence, foster connections within the community, and promote healing and wellness through camaraderie and a shared passion for the outdoors, the Gulf waters, and the sport of fishing.

Check-in will take place behind Brotula's Seafood House and Steamer in Destin at 7 a.m. All participants will be provided a light breakfast during registration. Boats will depart promptly at 8 a.m. After the fishing excursion, participants will be treated to a late lunch at Brotula's.

Additionally, this year we are working to provide activities for the families and caretakers of the service members while they are out on the boats.

Email ECAR Task Force Manager Farah Raschid at farah@ecaor.com for more information or visit www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-soldiers-on-the-water-registration-34958522883?aff=eac2 to register.