Golf 'Fore' the River

Back 9 Golf & Entertainment
September 25th, 2023

Eddie Gill IV

Outdoor Education Director
Eddie Gill IV Outdoor Education Director

Born in Ogden, Utah, Eddie now resides in Carmel, Indiana where he has lived for the past 19 years. Eddie, 23, recently graduated from Grace College in Warsaw, Indiana where he received a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and master’s degree in Non-Profit Management.  During his time at Grace he also played basketball, going to the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight in his final two years.  He is a lifelong fisherman, adventurer and outdoor enthusiast.  Since the time he could walk, all Eddie has ever wanted to do was be outside exploring all of the wonders nature has to offer.

Several years ago, Eddie vowed to make a difference.  He wanted to create a more inclusive and diverse space in the outdoor world.  With this in mind, he came up with Journey for a Cause.  Journey for a Cause was an initiative to raise awareness in diverse communities of the opportunities and benefits experienced with fishing and boating. Inspired by Eddie’s dream to promote diversity and inclusion within the boating, fishing and outdoor adventure community, he took a ten-day journey by boat that began in Evansville, Ind. on June 1, 2021.  His journey included visits at nine marinas and waterside venues, ending with a final stop at Navarre Beach, Fla. on June 10. During the voyage, Eddie promoted the mental health and physical health benefits of fishing and boating, and drove awareness of the accessibility of fishing and boating, and demonstrated that the outdoor community is welcoming to all, including those from minority and underserved communities.

Golf 'Fore' the River