Today we remember not only loss, but remarkable bravery, sacrifice, and all those who heeded the call in the defense of our nation.
We are pleased to announce Tycoon Tackle as a great new supporter of PHWFF! Our sincere thanks to Tim O’Brien and the entire Tycoon Tackle team for their support of our mission and their dedication to healing those who serve.
The “E” glass fly-rod is designed for superb performance anywhere. This fishing rod is named for “The E” of Excellence as recognized by the various military branches throughout the decades. Tycoon Tackle has a long association with the military services of our country and they have chosen to assist the men and women who have borne the battle with a $100.00 contribution from the purchase from each fishing rod sold going directly to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.
We are happy to announce that Tycoon Tackle is a new addition to the "Purchase Gear to Help PHWFF" section of our website and proudly introduce their series of rods aptly named, "The E." Our continued sincere thanks to Tim O’Brien and the entire Tycoon Tackle team for their support of PHWFF.
What began as a single Program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2005 has grown to 177 Programs in 50 states and Puerto Rico with affiliates in Canada and Australia. This year more than 2,500 volunteers will engage over 6,000 participants nationwide. Program numbers are growing fast too, bring fly fishing to more veterans and active military than ever before.
We want to increase the number of participants in our Programs to 10,000 over the next three years. To make this a reality we are producing a series of speaking engagements and dinners across the country to raise funds and awareness for what we do. Healing on the Fly, a new event in New York City, will be held Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park. We hope you will join and support us!
A message from CEO Ellen Killough
It is our pleasure to introduce Megan Pierce and Sherry Santana as the newest members of the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. team. Ms. Pierce will be assuming the role of "Chief Program and Administrative Officer" and Ms. Santana will become the new "Development Coordinator." Please join us in welcoming them to our team!
"For many reasons I couldn't be happier with this year's event! In addition to offering a restorative day on the water, donations to the 2014 Battle at Boxwood were at a record high, we added 3 new sponsors and 2 major TV networks covered the event for broadcast this fall. Makes me wonder how we'll top it in 2015!" - Steve Payne, Tournament Director "The Battle at Boxwood"
The largest annual meeting of The American Legion is the national convention. Each of the Legion’s 55 departments – the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and Philippines – are represented with delegates at the national convention. The 96th Annual National Convention was held August 22 - 28, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. This year, thanks to great supporters and volunteers, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing held a booth at the convention enabling us to share our mission with the delegates and representatives of The American Legion.
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing volunteer leadership in the Virginia Region received a great letter from participant Andrew Laffey about his time spent on a PHWFF outing to the backwoods of Maine this summer.
This August, Project Healing Waters participants from programs around the Northeast arrived for a few days at Evergreen Farms in Spruce Creek, PA for the annual fly fishing event generously sponsored by Dominion Power.
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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