June 24, 2023

Teen Catches 12-Foot Alligator With Nonprofit Called Catch-A-Dream

Morgan Howard

A nonprofit called Catch-A-Dream makes dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses.

Catch-A-Dream is a national, charitable, non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation, that provides once-in-a-lifetime dream hunting and fishing trips to children across the United States and Canada.

Volunteers with the organization take the children and their families on these adventures. The program encourages the children and reminds them there is hope.

15-year-old Jay, from Florida, requested to catch an alligator. Thanks to JTA Management Inc. and Trophy Gator, his dream came true. He caught a 12-foot giant!
Volunteer host, Kirk Scoggins, from Mississippi, accompanied Jay and his family and captured the incredible moments for them to cherish forever.
Catch-A-Dream’s singular purpose is to provide consumptive use outdoor experiences to fill the “gap” created when the Make-A-Wish Foundation established national policy that precludes granting a child a wish that involves hunting or use of “…firearms, hunting bows, or other hunting or sport-shooting equipment.”
Catch-A-Dream has granted over 793 trips to children facing a terminal disease from 47 states. The average cost of a trip is $4,500 with the families of the children not having to spend a dime.
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