Last year, over 3,500 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) volunteers helped over 7,400 disabled veterans and military personnel. Founded in 2005, PHWFF is a unique, community-based, nonprofit 501(C)(3) volunteer organization dedicated to the physical and psychological rehabilitation of injured active-duty military personnel and veterans with disabilities. This is accomplished through the therapeutic and rehabilitative benefits of fly fishing, patience and relationship-building. Participants include: active duty military, disabled veterans, Guard, and Reserve personnel with VA disability ratings. Whether wounded in combat, injured in vehicle or training accidents, or suffering debilitating illness, PHWFF serves all disabled veterans. Because of this, PHWFF is in a position to lead the way in helping today’s young disabled veterans throughout their lifetime.
FISH WITH A HERO is the name of events funded and put on by local volunteers to benefit worthy participants in Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) programs. Each year, top participants are selected from PHWFF programs nationwide to attend one of the FISH WITH A HERO events. 100% of the proceeds raised for these trips goes to pay the costs of the event. There are NO administrative or fundraising expenses paid out of these funds.
In 2017 we are holding events in Islamorada and Captiva Florida, and need to raise approximately $40,000 to cover the costs of both events.
Check out the 2016 Islamorada Trip video!
We're selling our Fish With A Hero: Performance Event Shirts - 2017 Edition!
Click below to order one for yourself.
This is the newer style performance shirt, moisture wicking and quick drying. The 2017 edition shirt commemorates events in both Islamorada and Captiva, Florida. 100% of proceeds go to the cost of bringing Project Healing Waters wounded and disabled military personnel and veterans to these locations for the fishing trip of a lifetime.
The raffle for the Hobie Mirage Kayak will be running until October 24th. The winner will be announced on the 24th at the Captiva Island event! 100% of the proceeds will be going directly towards the event and our Vets. Thank you for your support!