Folds of Honor representative to speak at Amelia Island Guides Redfish Spot Tournament

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A I Guides Redfish Spot Tournament
Press Release
Contacts: Capt. Brian Soucy 904-505-3481
Capt. Lawrence Piper 904-557-1027
August 24, 2019

Folds of Honor representative Rocky Sickmann, a survivor of the Iran Hostage Crisis will speak at the Amelia Island Guides Association Redfish Spot Tournament Captain’s meeting on Friday September 6, 2018, 7pm which is being held at the Amelia Island Marina.

Rocky Sickmann, a recent retiree of Anheuser-Busch and survivor of the Iran Hostage Crisis, joined the Folds of Honor as Senior VP, Budweiser Accounts. In this new role, Sickmann will focus on the organization’s foundation development, as well as managing Folds of Honor’s existing partnership with Anheuser-Busch.

“We are pleased to add Rocky Sickmann to our team,” said Major Dan Rooney, founder and president of Folds of Honor. “Rocky brings great leadership qualities and business acumen to our organization, but he also embodies our mission. We are confident that his personal history and business background will continue to drive Folds of Honor forward.”
With his involvement in Folds of Honor, Sickmann hopes to educate and encourage others to support this important mission. “In 1980, eight heroic servicemen died attempting to free me and the rest of the Iranian Hostages. Their sacrifice is one I will never forget. I know first-hand that freedom doesn’t come without sacrifice. For that I am incredibly honored to serve with an organization that is dedicated to helping families who’s loved ones make the ultimate sacrifice for our country,” Sickmann says.

Sickmann served as a U.S. Marine Corps at the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran in 1979, during which a mob of Iranian militants took Sickmann and 53 others hostage for 444 days. Following his service in the Marines, he joined Anheuser-Busch, where he focused on market penetration among the Military in various roles; most recently, he was the director of military and industry affairs for the company.

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Folds of Honor is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, established in 2007, that provides educational scholarship assistance to spouses and children of fallen or disabled service members. Since its founding, Folds of Honor has provided more than 10,000 scholarships to qualified applicants.

There will be music at the Friday evening Captain’s meeting and at the Saturday awards banquet with Kitchen 251 providing food and beverages. Raffle tickets for a 2 night stay at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation will be on sale and other items will be raffled. A Silent Auction will be ongoing throughout the Tournament and there will also be a First Annual Casting Competition with the winner taking home Florida Fishing Product’s Osprey 3000 reel. All veterans, anglers and the general public are encouraged to attend and help support this worthy cause.

For More Information contact:
Capt. Brian Soucy 904-505-3481
Capt. Lawrence Piper 904-557-1027

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