Proud to let the 'frofans fam know that JJ was recognized with the Snook & Gamefish Foundation's first ever lifetime membership award for his continuous and constant efforts towards ensuring a brighter fishing future.
Here's what his letter said:
Dear JJ Grey,
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Snook & Gamefish Foundation, I am pleased and honored to inform you that you have been selected for lifetime membership.
Your commitment to the mission of education, conservation, and research are evident by your continued volunteering of your time and talents. To list just a few, your annual donation of a weekend for “fishing with JJ,” your willingness to offer your talent for fundraising events, your thoughtfulness in asking for donations to SGF in lieu of personal pay in the past, and your permission to allow SGF merchandise and/or educational materials to be presented at your shows. Each of these acts represents significant consideration for our mission.
Because you have played an important role in leading SGF to where we are today, the entire board wishes to express gratitude and sincere appreciation. You provide inspiration and motivation for our Board and general membership.
Thank you for your efforts, and congratulations on being the first individual selected for lifetime membership into the SGF.