Fun Fishing Day

RMS and Shriners logo


The 5th Annual FUN FISHING DAY will be held at the Pelican Rest Marina on October 8, 2016.  We are excited to host the children of the Ronald McDonald House AND the children of Shriners Children’s Hospital of Galveston again this year!

The children and their families will spend the morning fishing with Club volunteers who will help them bait their hooks, reel in their fish and keep track of their winning catches.  They will also be treated to a delicious lunch and end the day with trophies and pictures of their FUN FISHING DAY!


SPONSORSHIP: Sponsor the FUN FISHING DAY! If you are interested in becoming a FUN FISHING DAY sponsors, please contact the Club at 409-744-2307. The deadline for sponsorships is Monday, September the 12th.

DONATIONS: The Club will be accepting donations for the Ronald McDonald House.  Paper goods, toiletries, non-perishable food, new clothing and shoes and monetary donations are all extremely helpful to the families.

Please deliver all donations to the Club October 3-6. If you need to arrange for someone to pick up your donations, please call the Club at 409-744-2307.


Fun Fishing Day Sponsor Logos 9-11-15

Deano Merrigan and Anne Marie Stinson, Griffith Land Services, Kevin and Heather Harper, Kona Coast Dental, Lighthouse Charity Team, Smitty’s Bait Camp, W.A.D.E.



The Ronald McDonald House Executive Director Margie Chavarria and her “kids” sent a very special thank to the sponsors, donors and volunteers of the 3rd Annual Fun Fishing Day.  The talented kiddos showed their appreciation with the beautiful drawings and pictures below.

Drawing Collage

We would like to thank all of the sponsors, donors and volunteers who enabled the Club to host such an incredibly special event this year. Each of the Fun Fishing Day contributors played an important part in the very special day.  We could not have hosted such a rewarding event without them.

2014 Sponsors

2014 Fun FIshing Day Sponsors

 2014 Donors

Brian and Mandy Yeager, Deano Merrigan and Anne Marie Stinson, Kevin and Heather Harper, Marty Griffith, Michael and Lisa Thorn-Leeson, Rustic Furniture Land, Sean and Zena Welsh, Texas Applications Specialists, Waller County Land Company.

2014 Volunteers

Anne Marie Stinson, Cameron Plaag, Carol Beal, Collin Stinson, Deano Merrigan, Heather Harper, Jack Beal, Jerry Dobbs, Jonathan Rogers, Joseph Sebesta, Kara Wink, Kate Wendland, Ken Gordon, Kevin Deerman, Kevin Harper, Kristen Hogg, Lauren Dobbs, Lisa King, Lisa Thorn-Leeson, Lucy Phelan, Mackenzie Lloyd, Marc Gentry, Meagan Dobbs, Michael Thorn-Leeson, Michael W. Thorn-Leeson, Phyllis Nesmith, Richard Webb, Robert Rickett, Ryan Doxey, Ryan Wendland, Sean Welsh, Tammie Gentry, Trey Wink, Zena Welsh

2012 – Press Release

2013 – Press Release

October, 2014 – Valero donates an incredible $10,000 to the Ronald McDonald House of Galveston on behalf of the Houston Big Game Fishing Club!

Jerry Dobbs and Jim MacPherson of Valero and Club Director Deano Merrigan presented RMH Executive Director Margie Chavarria with a $10,000 donation on October 31, 2014. Jerry Dobbs became acquainted with the Ronald McDonald House in 2012 when he and his family volunteered at the Club’s 1st Annual Fun Fishing Day.  He was so inspired by the Ronald McDonald House program and the families he met that he went to work soliciting a donation from his employer Valero.  As a result of his passion for the Ronald McDonald House and his dedication to helping support the program, Valero has now donated a total of $15,000 in two years.  We are proud and honored to be affiliated with the Ronald McDonald House and Valero.

Valero Donation

October, 2013 – Valero donates $5,000 to the Ronald McDonald House on behalf of the Houston Big Game Fishing Club!

Jerry Dobbs of Valero and Deano Merrigan, Club Director, presented RMH Executive Director Margie Chavarria with a $5,000 donation on November 25, 2013. Valero and its employees and their sponsors raise millions of dollars annually, which is donated to various local and nationwide causes with a particular interest in children’s charities.  Valero’s donation was made on behalf of the Houston Big Game Fishing Club for our involvement with the Ronald McDonald House and our annual Fun Fishing Day.

Valero Collage for newsletter 11-25-13


Fun Fishing DayFun Fishing Day Collage 2013