We are pleased to announce that our programs will be hosting simultaneous daylong events on Saturday, November 12, 2016 to raise funds and awareness of our cause and the injured and disabled veterans they serve. This special day, dubbed “Healing Saturday” will take place at local fly shops across the country in cooperation with the local volunteer-run PHWFF programs. Through offering special opportunities like entertainment, food, and all-things fly fishing Healing Saturday will aide in supporting veterans on their journeys to physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
We are pleased to announce that Russ Ambrose has been named Regional Coordinator for The Tennessee Valley Region of PHWFF! Join us in welcoming him! As long-time Program Lead for the PHWFF Johnson City, TN Program, he will be taking over from Ken Swinburne, our dedicated Regional Coordinator for the area who will be making an exciting move to New Zealand. Russ will continue to serve as Program Lead in Johnson City and enjoy the great support of Ken Swinburne, Steve Thompson, and Bill Coyne in the region.
We are pleased to announce the finalists in The 4th Annual Project Healing Waters Fly Tying Contest! The contest is way for PHWFF program participants to showcase the skills, talents, and creativity they've gained from program classes, meetings, and independent study in a casual and fun contest. Only individuals who meet the definition of a PHWFF participant were eligible to enter the contest.
New York City served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790 and has been the largest city in the nation since 1790. Throughout the city’s long history it has embraced, and celebrated, our nation’s military and its veterans: from Fort Hamilton, one of America's longest serving military forts, to over 270 war memorials city-wide to the powerful embrace residents showed service men and women during, and after, overseas conflicts. New York City has an inspiring and unwavering patriotism in support for our nations ideals and those individuals who serve, and sacrifice, to defend its virtues.
We are pleased to announce that Denise Miller has been named Regional Coordinator for The Heartland Region of PHWFF! Join us in welcoming her! As long-time Program Lead for the PHWFF Cornhusker Program in Nebraska, she will be taking over from Clint Carpenter, our long-time dedicated Regional Coordinator for the area. We thank Clint for his great leadership and monumental contributions to our cause and the veterans we serve.
September 20, 2016 La Plata, MD - The partnership between Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing and Reel Recovery has entered its second year and added new collaborative retreats in Colorado, Texas, and Virginia to offer increased therapeutic angling opportunities for male veterans in the cancer recovery process by introducing them to the healing properties of nature and the sport of fly fishing
Now in it's 3rd year, Healing on the Fly NYC is an evening in support of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing and the thousands of disabled veterans they serve each year across the United States.
September 7, 2016 La Plata, MD - Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald today announced the awarding of grants for adaptive sports programs for disabled Veterans and disabled Servicemembers of the Armed Forces. We are honored to announce that Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing was selected as a $248,000 grant recipient to fund on-going programmatic activities, fly fishing outings, and volunteer training.
September 8, 2016 - LaPlata, MD : Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) is delighted to announce that it has named Todd Desgrosseilliers as its new Chief Executive Officer. Todd will start in his position on September 12, 2016.
The Legends of the Fly Invitational will take place on September 30 - October 1, 2016 in Virginia Beach, VA. The event is a celebration of the Coastal Virginia fishery and Virginia’s fly fishing culture. Additionally, the event hopes to draw attention to Lynnhaven River Now’s efforts to enhance fish habitat while also providing support to our nations veterans through Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. This unique fly fishing-only tournament will allow participants to utilize wading or any watercraft of their choosing to fish their favorite locations.
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.
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