Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation

Local Waste Hauler Sponsors Wounded Veterans For Memorial Fishing Tournament


Local, family owned and operated waste and recycling hauler, American Disposal Services, has  sponsored the Annual Dave Harris Memorial Billfish Tournament again this year, by helping combat wounded Purple Heart veterans to attend the event.

Formerly known as the “Cinco de Mayo Billfish Tournament”; the Harris family changed the name in 2008 after they lost their brother, Dave Harris, to melanoma and renamed the tournament to honor his memory.

Last year, tournament organizers partnered with Wounded Warriors in Action, a national non-profit organization dedicated to serving our Nation’s combat wounded Purple Heart recipients by providing world-class outdoor sporting activities as a means to recognize and honor their sacrifice and encourage independence.

American Disposal’s sponsorship included full accommodations of the trip and tournament for one of the eight veterans attending.

One of the founders of American’s GreenStream® program, as well as one of the tournament’s organizers, Mark O’Brien, has attended the event every year for the past 12 years and describes the tournament as inspiring.

“It’s really a privilege to sponsor this event.” O’Brien said. “To be able to share it with these guys is really what makes us all look forward to it every year. The fact that we can help make it possible for them to attend-not only to thank them for their service, but just to be able to hang out with them-that’s what makes it such a great experience.”

American Disposal has plans to continue sponsoring the Dave Harris Memorial Billfish Tournament in future years and remains committed to supporting veterans and the men and women of America’s military.