Now in it’s fifth year, The Smoky Mountain Grand Slam Challenge is an annual fly fishing tournament and banquet held to support Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing and the thousands of injured and disabled veterans the organization serves annually. It will be held October 5-6, 2018 in greater Knoxville, TN.
The weekend begins with the Smoky Mountain Grand Slam Banquet on Friday October 5, 2018. You don’t need to be a fly fisher to enjoy the banquet! The evening will feature presentations, silent auction items, a live auction, great food, and a cash bar.
Saturday October 6th will see fly fishing tournament action, as twelve injured and disabled veterans participants from around the Tennessee Valley will be paired for some of the areas best guides on the famed Clinch River for a great day fishing for brown trout, brook trout, and rainbow trout.
The veteran competitors will be joined by past years veteran alumni at the Banquet for an evening of great fun in support of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing and the thousands of veterans the organization serves annually.
Sponsorship covers the expenses of the Smoky Mountain Grand Slam Challenge tournament and banquet, including banquet, lodging, trophies, and transportation for all visiting and local veterans.
Sponsorship level allows 10 veterans to experience 3 days in a premier fishing destination
Sponsorship level supports year-round programmatic activities and a continuum of care for one PHWFF program for an entire year.
Sponsorship level covers equipment costs of a PHWFF program for one full year.
Sponsorship level covers one veteran in a national tournament fishing experience.
Contact Tournament Organizer Steve Thompson at Steve.Thompson@projecthealingwaters.org to become a sponsor today
Special note: Sponsorship levels at $2,500 and above have the option to fish in the tournament with a professional guide and a veteran or they can allow an additional veteran to fish in their place