The Maj. Steven Roy Andrews Fishing Outreach Program Inc.
Joe Kowalski, showing you how it's done
About Joseph J. Kowalski
Joseph J. Kowalski Jr. is a 13 year veteran of the USMC serving from 1980- 1993. He belongs to The Marine Corps League Silver City Detachment #45 where he has served as Commandant, Jr. and Sr. Vice Commandant, and Public Relations Officer. Joe is a life member of the Force Recon Association of the Marine Corps. He is well known in the fishing world for his TV show “Rod’s & Wheel’s” which ran on ESPN2 from July-December 2006. Joe is also a member of CT Bass Federation Nation and B.A.S.S. He has made the State Team of the CT BASS Federation Nation in 2005 and again for 2011. Joe is also known in the motorcycling community in CT. Since 1993 he has done a weekly radio broadcast called "The Biker Report" in CT on WCCC 106.9 FM. He holds a degree in Marketing from Quinnipiac University and is a certified PHD Harley Davidson Technician from MMI in Phoenix, AZ. Joe is presently retired and President of the Major Steven Roy Andrews Fishing Outreach Program Inc. that takes veterans and needy kids out fishing.
Major Steven Roy Andrews
Fishing Outreach Program
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More Background Information
Joseph J. Kowalski Jr. is a 13 year veteran of the USMC serving from 1980 -1993. He belongs to The Marine Corps League Silver City Detachment #45 where he has served as Commandant, Jr. and Sr. Vice Commandant, and Public Relations Officer, and he is a life member of the Force Recon Association of the Marine Corps. The colorful character we call “Sarge” is known in the motorcycling community as he is a licensed Harley Davidson Tech and has done a weekly radio broadcast called “The Biker Report” in Connecticut’s WCCC 106.9 FM since 1993. Kowalski is also an avid angler and has made the Connecticut B.A.S.S. Federation Nation State Team several times. After recognizing the therapeutic value fishing has on his own PTSD, Joe made it his personal mission to take his fellow veterans fishing to help cope with and heal the wounds of war. In honor of his lifelong friend, Joe founded the Major Steven Roy Andrews Fishing Outreach Program and takes veterans and under privileged kids out fishing 2 – 3 times per week. Well known in the fishing world for his TV series “Rod’s & Wheel’s” which aired on ESPN2, Keith Alan & Joe first met at the 2006 Bassmaster Classic and started a friendship that would blossom to brotherhood after they met again at the 2011 Classic in New Orleans. In addition to his military career, Joe’s mission to help his fellow veterans with PTSD and TBI through his fishing outreach program makes him a true American Hero in his own right. He is changing, and in some cases, literally saving lives. Because he has first-hand experience, Joe has amazing insight and resources for information on veteran’s needs and causes, which makes him a valuable addition to the team. Kowalski now hosts the Beyond The Experience feature in the American Hero Experience TV Series on NBC Sports Network.
Pics from "Rod's & Wheel's" TV Show 2006
Brad Beasley & Joe
C/O Joe Kowalski - President
1038 Avon Blvd
Cheshire CT 06410