“I greatly admire the work that Dan Hernandez is doing through the Dan Hernandez Youth Foundation.  I’ve seen the faces of the boys and girls on his salt-water and fresh-water fishing days light up when they hook and land a fish all by themselves.  By reaching out to the inner-city youth, he’s helping to improve the outlook for these kids.  I really enjoy working with all of the his kids.

Will Ebersman, Foundation Volunteer

Everywhere you look you see smiles, what Dan has done for these kids may not seem like a big deal, but to these kids it’s huge! Most of these kids have never been fishing before. It’s great how Dan reaches out to these kids and gives back to his community.

Kirk Saxton, Foundation Board Member Alumni

I show up at all Dan’s events because he does great things for these kids and I’m glad to be a small part of it. Dan is great at getting people to rally around him and to highlight things and areas that need help. He’s great  for these kids, for his community and for fishing.

Terry Randall, Owner, Art’s Fishing Tackle

I wish there were more people like Dan doing this for our kids. Thanks to the Dan Hernandez Foundation my kids have been able to catch their first fish. This is a great family event. We look forward to this every year.

Cathy Anderson, Mother of Event Participant