Bill Cartwright was a mentor, friend, and servant leader in Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing and Trout Unlimited for many years, and those of us who’ve had the pleasure of his company will always cherish the impact he had on our lives. His life was in service to others, and for that, we are grateful.
Bill Campbell of the PHWFF Tidewater Virginia Program recently penned a beautiful, reflective piece on his friend "Walter" - a veteran and PHWFF Participant. Through Walter's story, Mr. Campbell eloquently relates the bumpy road to recovery faced by many injured and disabled veterans nationwide and how through friendship, angling, and community support that road can become smoother and more easily navigated. We're honored to share Mr. Campbell's words with you.
PHWFF Volunteer Jeff Fluharty recently led a small group of veterans and volunteers from PHWFF Indianapolis to the famed tailwaters of Kentucky's Cumberland River for two days of angling and shares the great experience with us.
This Thursday, the Coatesville VAMC Project Healing Waters Program will hold their inaugural fundraiser, Flies for Freedom at the Phoenixville Country Club in Phoenixville, PA. PHWFF Chairman of the Board, Bob Fitch, will be one of the guest speakers, along with a couple veteran participants who have flourished in our mission. The evening will feature a dinner, silent auction and full program with all proceeds going to support the veterans served by the Coatesville PHWFF Program
The Arizona Game and Fish Department hosts the wounded warriors of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing at Silver Creek on opening day of catch-and-release season. It's a prime opportunity to catch some really big fish! This video was produced by the Information Branch of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Producer: David Majure
Program Lead Mike Schlimgen of the San Antonio and San Marcos, TX Program recounts a very special event -- the first ever Positive After Combat Transition (PACT) Outdoors Retreat held on November 4th and 5th in Texas.
The McGuire VAMC Program has partnered with Green Top Sporting Goods in Ashland, Virginia to host a Healing Saturday Event on November 12, 2016 from 10am - 5pm. Healing Saturday is a nationwide annual event during our local volunteer-run PHWFF Programs work alongside local fly shops to raise awareness and funds for our cause. Through offering special opportunities like entertainment, food, and all-things fly fishing Healing Saturday will aide in supporting veterans on their journeys to physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
We're pleased to announce that our NYC Program has teamed up with Orvis to host a special Healing Saturday event on November 19, 2016 from 11AM to 3PM at the Orvis store located at 489 5th Ave, New York, NY. The event aims to raise funds and awareness of our cause and the injured and disabled veterans they serve through offering special opportunities like entertainment, food, raffles, and all-things fly fishing.
On October 24-27 2016, The WV Region took their annual Fall Outing to Elk Springs Resort for a few days of angling and camaraderie. It was a great time and brought participants from 8 out of the 9 West Virginia programs to Elk Springs Resort for a memorable time hunting the ever elusive trout.
Ryan Herdman and Cara Devenney of the West Virginia University (WVU) Reed College of Media students graciously produced a video and short story on the PHWFF Morgantown, WV Program and the tremendous impact our unique form of therapy has had on the local veterans community.
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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