Nov 30, 2018
FISH WITH A HERO TO HOST WOUNDED VETS AND VOLUNTEERS FROM HEROES ON THE WATER AT BIG PINE KEY FISHING LODGE FROM DECEMBER 6TH THROUGH 10TH
Big Pine Key, FL (November 30, 2018) – Fish With a Hero will be hosting 19 wounded veterans from Heroes on the Water at the Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge from Thursday, December 6th through Monday, December 10th.
Event participants will be fishing out of the Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge on kayaks to help reduce the impact of post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury while receiving the benefits of camaraderie and community support. Major sponsors of this event include Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge, Chapman and Cardwell Capital Management, the Marathon Rotary Club, and Monroe Marauders Military Vehicle Club.
There will be a Heroes Welcome Dinner and Reception held at Boondocks Restaurant (27205 Overseas Hwy, Ramrod Key, FL 33042) on Saturday, December 8th, starting at 6 PM. All members of the Keys community are invited to attend the dinner and reception for a donation of $20 and an advance RSVP to (305) 942-9678 as a way to show support for our nation's military heroes.
“We want to encourage the Keys community to attend the Heroes Welcome Dinner and Reception since it will be a great opportunity to meet the participating veterans," says Larry Kendzior, Executive Director of Fish with a Hero. "Events such as this joint effort between Fish With a Hero and Heroes on the Water provide therapeutic fishing experiences to reduce the impact of post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury," adds Kendzior.
Fish With a Hero, Inc. is a public charity and Florida not-for-profit corporation qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Each year, Fish With a Hero provides world-class fishing experiences and sponsors programs designed to assist participants in dealing with the effects of PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and other disabilities and wounds of war.
For additional information or to RSVP for the December 8th event, contact Larry Kendzior at (305) 942-9678 or email Ikendzior@fishwithahero.com. Visit fishwithahero.com or heroesonthewater.org to learn more about both organizations.
"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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