April 7, 2015 - Knoxville TN: River Sports, a local Outdoor Activity store and Climbing Center, was the host of "Pint Night" to benefit the Knoxville Program of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
The Johnson City, Tennessee Program of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing held their Spring Opener for 2015 Saturday, April 11th. .
The Seth Green Chapter of Trout Unlimited is hosting a Spring Thaw Tying Event on Saturday April, 18th at the Smith Warren American Legion Post in Scottsville, NY. This event is to raise funds for Project Healing Waters, Casting for Recovery and the Wounded Warrior Project. The chapter will be donating all of the flies tied and a portion of the money raised to each organization.
A Project Healing Waters fishing outing was hosted by Mid Coast Fly Fishers of New Smyrna FL on Wednesday March 25, 2015. Originally scheduled for February, it was rescheduled for unusually poor weather and unsafe water conditions. Eleven Veterans from four Daytona VA facilities and the surrounding community attended. Eight PHWFF volunteers donated boats and a pontoon for fishing the surrounding waters of the Mosquito Lagoon. An additional seven PHWFF volunteers prepared lunch and fishing location advice.
On Thursday April 9th, Ten PHWFF veterans, from San Antonio Program and San Marcos Program, combined for an outing at the Circle G Ranch, near Martindale, Texas. Two Recreational Therapists, and a Veterans Peer Coordinator, from Audie L. Murphy VA hospital were there to provide transportation and assist. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department was represented by their Angler Education expert, Caleb Harris. Members from Central Texas Fly Fishers, and Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited were on hand to instruct and help out our brave men and women.
Eight soldiers and Veterans from the Colorado Springs Program visited Rainbow Falls Mountain Trout in Woodland Park, CO for a day of restorative fishing on April 11, 2015. The outing enabled the eight participants to fish the newly built fly rods they crafted over the past weeks in the Project Healing Waters-Colorado Springs rod building class. Each participant caught trout on their new rods and enjoyed a great day of fishing and fellowship.
Volunteer Jonathan Kiley shares his experiences teaching and mentoring and how it ultimately lead to the development of a new fly tying curriculum with the Colorado Springs PHWFF Program.
Jonathan Kiley is the Colorado Springs Program Training Chairman and also acts as the Fly Tying Coordinator. Jonathan is an Active Duty Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and instructor at the Peterson AFB NCO Academy. Jonathan also won the PHWFF Fly Tying Contest last year and is a world-class fly tier.
The PHWFF Platte Rivers Program will host their 3rd Annual Fundraising Dinner, Auction and Raffle “Cowboy Up for Veterans” on April 18, 2015. Taking place at the Grand Ballroom in Cheyenne, WY this evening will feature a social hour, drinks, guest speakers, an auction and raffles
On March 5, 2015, Mad River Outfitters hosted a successful screening of The Fly Fishing Film Tour. Thanks to their great generosity, the proceeds from the event were donated our cause. Through tickets sales and raffles, over $3000 was raised! Many thanks to Mad River Outfitters and all the great folks who supported this excellence event for their support of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, our Programs, and the veterans we serve.
During the weekend of March 28—29, 2015, the K–T Ranch—located at 4160 CR. 8 Meeker, CO.—was scheduled to host a Project Healing Waters Event for five veterans from the Grand Junction, CO. area. However, once word of the event got out, several of the Meeker community business owners stepped up without hesitation to lend their services for the people to whom we owe the most, making the veteran’s trip to the Meeker area completely free of charge.
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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