May 21, 2018
Greetings to all of our Friends and Supporters,
It’s been several months since we wound up 2017 with our tremendously successful Captiva trip, and a couple of us thought it high time to keep you up to date with what Fish With a Hero has in the works for 2018.
We will be bringing 25 wounded and disabled vets to Worldwide Sportsman (Bass Pro Shops) from September 25th through 28th. In anticipation of the main event, we will again be holding a series of monthly fundraisers at Islamorada Fish Company and other venues.
Captain Mark Gibson, our Director of Operations for the Florida Keys, is putting out the call for volunteer captains, donations, and volunteers to help at fundraising and other activities. You can reach him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have taken the initial steps in starting a Project Healing Waters program in the Fort Myers/Sanibel/Captiva/Cape Coral area. In the past, we have hosted Project Healing Waters participants from around the Country at our events. We thought it was high time we started taking care of the veterans right here at home. So, hopefully, in just a few months, we will be enrolling wounded and disabled military in monthly classes and trips designed to bring our vets the healing benefits of fly fishing right here in their own back yards!
If you know of any vets in our area that can use help in helping them deal with PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, or other wounds of war, have them get in touch with me or Ronnie Friedl at: email@example.com
"It enables the vets to get out, let their hair down, take their pack off and just be around fellow brothers and sisters. It keeps us from pondering. I can’t say enough about how positive it is."
"I’ve seen sunsets all around the world. As I crossed the equator one time the sunset was gorgeous…but never have I seen sunsets like this."
[From the 2014 Florida Keys Trip]
"The friendships established will last a lifetime."
"Was an awesome time together with a lot of great Veterans and Volunteers. Thanks to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing TN, Valley Region, and Fish With A Hero for enabling us Veterans to participate in such a positive and tranquil atmosphere with a lot of inspiring people."
"Thanks goes out to South Seas Resort for allowing us this opportunity. To the Volunteers assisting with the program, I salute y'all'. Thanks sincerely and look forward to seeing you all soon. The hospitality given goes beyond words can say."
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