What an amazing young man. Here’s part of the email he just sent:
“I have recently been notified by USA Weekend Magazine that I have been declared a national winner of the Make a Difference Day Award of $10,000 to be given to my charity of choice.
I began Fishing For Fam…ilies in Need at 15 years old on my own funding. The program was developed to offer fishing clinics to underprivileged children and to provide fresh fish to the visitors of the soup kitchen. Both aspects of the program have been highly successful.
My comprehensive hands on clinics now teach 21 children a session. For photos and information about FFN visit www.f4fn.webs.com. On Make A Difference Day,October 24th, I hosted a first time drift fishing venture for my students in the Atlantic.
Fish Florida helped fund the unforgettable trip. Palm Beach Marine Industries provided a picnic dinner following the trip and stellar reporting by Suzanne Boyd of channel 12 informed the public of an experience that the children still reflect on.
In doing so I will be providing both the Florence Fuller Developmental Center and the Boca Helping Hands Soup Kitchen with a $5,000 check to be used towards those I serve. Thank you for your involvement, support and belief in me.
Lucas Metropulos, Founder and Director of FFN”