August 27, 2019
CONTACT:
Larry Kendzior
(305) 942-9678


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 25 WOUNDED AND DISABLED VETERANS TO BE HOSTED BY FISH WITH A HERO DURING 6TH ANNUAL FISHING EVENT TO RUN FROM SEPTEMBER 10TH THROUGH 13TH

Islamorada, FL (August 27, 2019) – Fish With a Hero will be hosting 25 wounded and disabled veterans in Islamorada from Tuesday, September 10th through Friday, September 13th. Event participants will be fishing out of World Wide Sportsman with professional captains on September 11th and 12th.

There will be a Heroes Welcome Reception and Dinner held at Islamorada Fish Company (81532 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036) on Tuesday, September 10th, starting at 6 PM. Dinner is free to Fish With a Hero event participants; menu will be at their regular cost to the general public.

"We want to encourage the Keys community to attend the Heroes Welcome Reception on September 10th since it's open to the public and provides a great opportunity to thank our veterans for their service," says Captain Mark Gibson, Director of Florida Keys Operations for Fish With A Hero. "We are grateful to all of our sponsors and to the community for helping to provide these types of therapeutic fishing experiences in order to reduce the impact of post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and other wounds of war," adds Gibson.

Major sponsors of this event include Bass Pro Shops, World Wide Sportsman, Islamorada Fish Company, Bayside Marina, FreeWheeler Realty, and the Islamorada Moose Lodge.

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 sponsored 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, including donations and sponsorships, contact Captain Mark Gibson, Director of Florida Keys Operations for Fish With A Hero at mgibson@fishwithahero.com. Visit fishwithahero.com or https://www.facebook.com/fishwithahero/ to view past event photos and learn about upcoming events.

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Some kind words from our vets.

"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."

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"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]

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