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Healing on the Fly: New York City

2016 Events


Healing on the Fly

New York City 

 October 4, 2016

Event: The 3rd Annual Healing on the Fly: New York City. This lovely annual event will feature a cocktail hour with silent auction, seated dinner, a short program featuring Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing veteran guest speakers, and a live auction with many unique specialty items. We hope you will join us and help provide the thousands of injured and disabled veterans we serve with the support they need on their journeys to recovery. 

When: October 4, 2016 at 6:00 P.M.

Where: The Loeb Boathouse, Central Park, New York, NY

The evening will feature a keynote address, and musical selection, from acclaimed singer and patriot Daniel Rodriguez, an operatic tenor from New York City.  Mr. Rodriguez became known as "The Singing Policeman" in his former work with the New York City Police Department due to his role as one of the department's designated National Anthem singers. In the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, he received widespread attention with his rendition of "God Bless America", which he sang at memorial events and on television. Following formal training from Placido Domingo, he recorded numerous albums, and appeared as lead tenor in several operas. He regularly appears in support of his chosen charities, as well as performing a full domestic and international concert schedule.

Healing on the Fly NYC will also feature a cocktail hour with silent auction, seated dinner, a short program featuring PHWFF veteran guest speakers Colonel (ret) Todd Desgrosseilliers USMC and Fire Controlman Second Class (ret) Andrew Laffey U.S. Navy, as well as a live auction with many unique specialty items.

This lovely annual event is being co-chaired by two great PHWFF supporters and champions: Businessman Bob Rich and Commissioner of Major League Soccer, Don Garber.  Thanks to their leadership, a very special evening has been planned to raise funds and awareness for this top-tier veteran service program.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities please contact Development Coordinator Minid Roberts at 


The online auction opens September 16th, 2016 and closes Tuesday evening, October 4th, 2016 (at approximately 8 PM ET). Bids can be placed online by those attending the event, or supporting from afar, using 'Mobile Bidding' on smartphones, tablets, and personal computers. This great service enables all registered bidders, regardless of location, to place bids online until the silent auction closes. Click here for the 2016 Healing on the Fly NYC Online Auction 

September 30, 2014 – The program for the evening was conducted by Master of Ceremonies Adm. Gregory Johnson, US Navy (ret), with PHWFF participants Captain Andy Roberts, US Army (ret), Captain Ferris Butler, US Army (ret), and Staff Sergeant Robert Bartlett (ret) sharing their own personal experience as participants in our program. The keynote speaker for the evening was Matthew P Eversmann, US Army (ret). Evermann’s life was immortalized in the epic feature film, Black Hawk Down and he is recognized for heroism under attack during the battle in Mogadishu in 1991. Click here to read more"

Please contact Development Coordinator, Mindi Roberts, at


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Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.

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