C1555_R190_bg-content-welcomemat1Jose Wejebe “Spanish Fly” Memorial Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization under the tax-exempt code, and headquartered in Summerland Key Florida.  The mission of the Jose Wejebe Spanish Fly Memorial Foundation is to honor Jose’s legacy by making fishing dreams come true for those who face life-impacting challenges.

“The Spanish Fly Spirit lives in all of us.”

Veterans Reunion Trip 2015

There is much I have to learn about the obstacles Veterans face when they return home.  One would think that things would be easier for them when they return, but this isn’t always the case.  Now, I am not speaking on behalf of every individual who has fought for our country or all the Veterans […]

Ernesto planned on catching a mahi.  He made sure to dress accordingly.

Veterans Jose, Ernesto, and Alvero’s Fishing Dream Comes True

  I met the guys at their temporary home in Summerland Key.  With an ocean view, hammock, kayaks, and snorkeling available in the back yard they were pumped.  This trip was special for a number of reasons. One reason, Tabitha was going to be there.  She is the woman I coordinate veteran’s trips with from […]

TJ, Jake, Tyler, and dinner!

Jake’s Saltwater Fishing Dream Comes True

The Foundation works with other organizations to recommend recipients to us. Networking is essential for smaller groups such as ours and as president I am always open to connecting with people who share our core mission. I received an e-mail from Brad Jones who works with the Outdoor Dream Foundation in South Carolina. They are […]

Hipilito AJ Jack

Veterans Jason, Andrew, Jeremy, and Hipilito’s Trip

Planning of the trip…. Every trip the Foundation plans takes a lot of coordination. Sometimes this works seamlessly, sometimes not so much. For the veterans trip in December some of the dates got mixed up between Captain Mike Weinhoffer (who was originally going to do the trip) our vets, and myself. Needless to say Mike […]


2015 #PickUpForJose Day

This year, Easter happened on the same weekend as the third anniversary of my dad’s passing (April 6). At the Foundation, we plan special tributes like #pickupforjose. We asked people to collect trash in and around the water as away to connect with my dad’s passion for the environment. I am always very grateful for […]

Dylan's first cuda

Dylan’s Wish is Granted

Each trip is special for different reasons.  Always at the heart of these reasons are the families, and Dylan Blair’s was no exception.  He brought with him his parents Jeff and April, along with his brother Matthew and sister Carly.  They shared with us our first trip using the original Spanish Fly 34 foot Sea […]