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N.J.Vineland Veterans Memorial Home Fishing Trip

Stone Harbor, NJ


For information about the Home visit:

Vineland Veterans Memorial Home


June 22, 2019     See pics below

July 13, 2019      - See pics below    



All Donations accepted, make checks payable to:


NJBBA Veterans Fund
PO Box 511
Seaside Park NJ 08752-0511

Thank You



NJBBA Director:  Ron Patten.


For veterans looking for support, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. Annually, the organization provides more than 600,000 rides to veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with well over 200,000 benefit claims. In 2018, DAV helped veterans receive more than $20 billion in earned benefits. DAV’s services are offered at no cost to all generations of veterans, their families and survivors.


Support for Veterans - DAV website   


The New Jersey Vineland Veterans Memorial Home, located in Vineland NJ, is one place DAV is helping veterans as needed. To support our veterans NJBBA offers two fishing trips each year for those disabled veterans in the Vineland location. For details and more information on all NJ veteran homes visit:


NJ Veteran Memorial Homes


The New Jersey Vineland Veterans Memorial Home (N.J.V.M.H.) Fishing trips are located at:        


 Location: 81st Street (bay side),  Stone Harbor, NJ      

 For Direction: Click Here for mapquest directions


It’s now a time when we can bond and put smiles on some faces of those who have served their country and in some cases paid a heavy sacrifice. The events last 3 to 4 hours and starts at 8:30 with NJBBA members setting up all the food and gear. The veterans arrive around 10am, start fishing and are served lunch by the great cooks of NJBBA.


NJBBA gives one on one assistance along with supplying all the food, beverages, snacks, tackle and bait along with a thank you gift from NJBBA for their service (blanket, hat, shirts, sweats etc). Many NJBBA members have already signed up to help -- BUT it is not to late for YOU to come and support our veterans


The trip is to a fishing pier in Stone Harbor, the town supplies a handicap Joni and the use of their pavilion on hot days. All proceeds come from donations; the event is organized by  Director Ron Patten



NJBBA Takes Veterans Fishing


July 13th 2019 Veteran's Fishing Trip to view click picture


The 2019 July Vets Fishing Outing with the NJBBA. Thank You to all that made it another success. There was many fish to be caught , including seabass , weakfish , and a few others.


Pictures taken by...Robert Conover Jr.





June 22nd 2019 Veteran's Fishing Trip to view click picture


Pictures taken by...Robert Conover Jr.





June 16, 2018 Veteran's Fishing Trip to view click picture


Picture taken by...Jerry Elbertson veteran's photographer


July 14, 2018 Veteran's Fishing Trip to view click picture


Picture taken by...Valerie Dzindzio & Dave Paulick



August 11, 2012, Swannie Gay

Swannie Gay, Beach Buggy Member # 4103. Swannie, a retired 17 year veteran of our Naval Forces was responsible for starting the NJBBA’s take the Vets fishing program 10 years ago. She collected clothing for the 200+ vets at the home in Vineland and wanting to do more, she joined with Ron Patten of the NJBBA to create the event which has become a twice a year event. Swannie loved fishing and was a caregiver to any stray animals who were lucky enough to come her way. She leaves her three sons, Edward, John, and Michael, 10 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and a special friend and companion Ron Patten. Ron with NJBBA honors her memory by carrying on her commitment to the Vets. We are all thankful to Swannie for giving us the opportunity to "give back" to our courageous men and women. All who volunteer always leave with a new respect for our vets and with a renewed commitment to continue the fishing events.