Ron Donahue, a long time BFC member, is personally committed to helping Project Healing Waters with flies tied for outings with military personnel and veterans. He has a challenge for other members of BFC who tie. He will match your contribution of 6 or more flies. If you are interested in helping American Heroes get back on their feet physically or emotionally click here
IF YOU DON’T TIE FLIES AND WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE WE CAN SECURE A SELECTION OF 1/2 OR 1 DOZEN FROM A COMMERCIAL SOURCE AT COST. SIMPLY FILL OUT THE SAME FORM AND DESIGNATE THIS INTENTION IN THE COMMENT SECTION. YOU WILL RECEIVE A CREDIT CARD BILLING VIA EMAIL FOR THE SELECTION.
Fly fishing with a purpose on the Blue River
Rotary supports fly fishing event for disabled soldiers and vets
OCTOBER, 7 2012
DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
On Sept. 29, three members of the Rotary Club of Summit County witnessed a remarkable healing effort, Project Healing Waters, on the Blue River just north of Summit
County. Local businessman, Rotarian and angler Jim Buckler, of Cutthroat Anglers in Silverthorne, brought the project to the attention of the club’s Troop Support
A significant grant was given to support the effort, a three-day experience for 28 soldiers and veterans. They were supported by about 50 local guides, ranch hands and business people who ensured the success of the event.
One young soldier confided that prior to attending a similar event he did little but sit in front of his TV and feel sorry for his situation. Now he not only fishes regularly, but works events like this one helping others.
The mission of Project Healing Waters is to “assist in the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active duty military personnel and veterans through fly fishing and fly-tying education and outings. Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. strives to effectively serve the deserving past and present members of our armed forces who have made great sacrifices in the service of our nation.”