Coastal Angler Magazine  |  Naples Edition by Capt. Tom Bailas June 30, 2019 Several months ago, I received a phone call from Spencer Brunson, Project Manager for the Catch-A-Dream Foundation. He wanted to let me know that they had another child and family that matched us as an outfitter to take out fishing.    Catch-A-Dream […]

Nonprofit Awards

Mississippi Business Journal December 21, 2018 E-Editionby Ross ReilyDecember 2018 In this issue of the Mississippi Business Journal, we highlight Mississippi’s nonprofits for the first time. This year, we recognize and honor a great group of Mississippi nonprofits that range across a broad spectrum of people and places in Mississippi. We first conceived Mississippi’s Top […]


Coastal Angler Magazine SARASOTA/BRADENTON/VENICE Edition By Mike Short, Catch-A-Dream Volunteer Host December 2018 View here Mike, how are your sea legs these days? That was how my introduction to offshore fishing with Captain Tom Bailas began. Little did I know then the impact that he and his wife, first mate Trisha, would have on me […]

Catching A Dream

Coastal Angler Magazine By Capt. Tom Bailas August 2018 View PDF here Sometimes things in life are definitely in the hands of the man up above. We travel to the Florida Keys every year in June to do some fun fishing with our families and friends. This year we rented a beautiful home in Tavernier […]

Granting Wishes

Whitetails Unlimited Magazine By Jeff Schinkten, President Fall 2018 View PDF here Dream Sheds III extends Whitetails Unlimited’s partnership with the Drury brothers and Catch-A-Dream Foundation. Our most recent effort, Dream Sheds II, combined with an extremely successful effort during WTU’s 2012 fiscal year, generated more than $290,000 for the Catch-A-Dream Foundation. As I have […]

Co-op Angler to Fish for Dreams at 2018 Bassmaster Classic

Cooperative.com Winter 2018 view online here When Carroll Electric Cooperative’s Ryan Butler casts his line next month at the GEICO Bassmaster Classic, he’ll be angling for big bass and big donations for children with terminal illnesses. As one of 52 contestants in the “Super Bowl” of bass fishing tournaments worldwide, Butler wants to promote a $100,000 […]

Wilson Combat Partners With the Catch-A-Dream Foundation

The Outdoor Wire February 2018 Ryan Butler will be “Fishing for Dreams” at the 2018 Bassmaster Classic to help raise funds to support the Catch-A-Dream Foundation. Ryan Butler, a 36-year old angler from Blue Eye, MO, will be fishing with a higher purpose in the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic. Butler, who won the Toyota Bonus […]

WTU’s Dream Sheds II

Celebrate the Hunt 2017-2018 view (PDF) article here This unique partnership between Whitetails Unlimited, Drury Brothers, and Catch-A-Dream Foundation concluded another successful fundraising effort during the past fiscal year. Dream Sheds II, combined with an extremely successful Dream Shed effort during our 2012 fiscal year, made it possible for us to provide Catch-A-Dream Foundation with […]

Whitetails Unlimited Hunting Heritage Awards: Dr. Marty Brunson

Whitetails Unlimited Magazine Summer 2017 view (PDF) article here The Hunting Heritage Award is presented by Whitetails Unlimited in recognition of leadership and accomplishments in the areas of conservation, education, and the preservation of the hunting tradition – the essence of the mission of Whitetails Unlimited. It is the most prominent award presented by Whitetails […]

Catch-A-Dream Receives Six-Figure Check from WTU at ATA Show

Whitetails Unlimited Magazine Summer 2017 view (PDF) article here A check for more than $122,000 was presented to the Catch-A-Dream Foundation from Whitetails Unlimited at the Archery Trade Association show last January in Indianapolis. The Dream Sheds Partnership – a triangular partnership with WTU, Drury Outdoors, and the Catch-A-Dream Program – has succeeded far beyond […]