We have been very fortunate to have our story catch the attention of multiple members of the local media. Each of these articles or interviews has brought attention to Emily's fundraiser as well as raised awareness of the rising costs of raising a child with special needs. Interested media outlets can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents of disabled student raise $6,000 online
May 3, 2012
Orlando Sentinel education reporter Lauren Roth blogs about our initial fundraising "event"-- sharing Emily's story with our Facebook friends, who quickly stepped up to donate amounts ranging from $10 to $1,000.
Kayak Fishing Radio segment for upcoming tournament
August 6, 2012
Kayak Fishing Radio show host "Redfish Chuck" invites Austin on to the Monday night broadcast to get the word out about Emily's tournament. Click on the link above, then click show #51 to download the iTunes Podcast.
Fishing Florida Radio segment for upcoming tournament
August 19, 2012
Fishing Florida Radio show host Steve Chapman invites Austin on to the Saturday morning broadcast to get the word out about Emily's tournament. Click on the link above, then click show #25 to download the iTunes Podcast.
Fishing tournament to benefit area girl with chromosome disorder
August 23, 2012
Orlando Sentinel sports reporter Mark Blythe writes about Emily, our family, and our first annual inshore fishing tournament to raise money for Help Keep Emily in Her School. This article appeared on the front page of the Sports section on Friday, August 24, 2012.
Fundraiser for Emily Rouse who has rare chromosome disorder
August 23, 2012
Orlando Sentinel video interview about our first annual inshore fishing tournament to raise money for Help Keep Emily in Her School. Also contains footage of Emily and our family. The article (see above post) that accompanied this video appeared on the front page of the Sports section on Friday, August 24, 2012.
The Importance of Supporting a Fundraiser Fishing Tournament
September 17, 2014
Florida Sportsman article by Mark Naumovitz, owner of Marx Sporting Goods and a participating angler in our 2014 tournament, discusses the vibe of a "one big family" tournament as opposed to a money competition, and why fishing local fundraiser tournaments make a difference.