William Dunn grew up in Miami. His father ran a lobster business, so he was raised on a boat. For William, fishing was an escape.
"Just being out on the water is like being out on another world. I can't explain it."
As an adult, William says he “worked in a lot of bars as a bouncer, I got shot, struck by lightning, bit by a rattlesnake, and divorced. I decided that it was time for me to change my life around, start helping others, and living right."
One day, he asked his neighbor if he could take her son fishing. He was very angry and destructive and William found out the boy’s father wasn’t in the picture. So they started going fishing on the weekends.
William says he started to see a positive change. The boy started doing better in school, showing more respect to his mom, and becoming more of a man of the household.
That’s when William said it became his "life calling to help other kids that are fatherless."
Since 2005, William has given over 1,500 kids the opportunity to learn how to fish and discover the joy of the outdoors.