USSA Hosts Free Trophy Catfish Trips for Families with Disabilities


Lake Wateree, South Carolina - Attention families in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina! The United Special Sportsman’s Alliance (USSA) has an exciting weekend planned for special needs students (ages 8 - 18), siblings and parents on May 12 and 13, 2023. The USSA has 12 open slots for youth anglers with disabilities an opportunity to fish for trophy catfish on Lake Wateree.

At no cost to the families, participants will spend Friday night (May 12) at lodgings near Lake Wateree and enjoy a pizza party as they meet their new friends and boat captains. All guides are experienced anglers. After a fun day fishing on Lake Wateree (May 13), the families will be treated to a picnic and leave with gifts of t-shirts, hats, tackle boxes, and rods and reels.

Interested special needs families need to register online at, then select Carolina Catfishing Trip under the Upcoming Events dropdown menu. For questions, contact Justin Whiteside at 803.417.0070
The USSA event will be held on Lake Wateree on May 12-13. The event is free to families that register at byUnited Special Sportsmen Alliance
The event will offer free trophy catfishing for families with disabilities at Lake Wateree on May 12-13.Photo byUSSA

About USSA

United Special Sportsman Alliance, Inc. (USSA) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit wish-granting charity specializing in sending critically ill and disabled youth and disabled veterans on a free outdoor adventure of their dreams.

USSA adventures give our youth and veterans something to look forward to and help sustain them in their time of need. Providing families with a respite from the mundane, man-made world of hospitals and high medical bills, USSA adventures replace that world with a place of peace, so they have the opportunity to focus on the quality of life, family ties, and the wonders of our natural world.

USSA is composed of a 100% volunteer staff from all walks of life, bonded together by a common love for our fellow man and deep respect and appreciation of our world’s natural resources. Working cooperatively with caring ‘Adventure’ donors as well as generous individual and corporate sponsors, USSA significantly impacts the lives of thousands of children, disabled veterans, and their families. Through these valuable efforts, the image of sportsmen is enhanced in the public eye, and lifelong friendships are made.

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