We'll be at The Fly Fishing Show in Somerset, NJ this weekend (January 23- 25, 2015). If you're in the area, stop by our booth to say hi, learn about our program, grab some PHWFF gear, and visit with some of our Staff, Volunteers, and Participants. Attending this show provides us an opportunity to share our mission and the work we do with the fly fishing community. It also provides the chance to network and recruit supporters for PHWFF at an entertaining and informative consumer show.
You can also follow all the action from the show via @PHWFF on Twitter and Instagram!
The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) recognized candidates for degrees and certificates during its 16th Winter Commencement on January 15th at the La Plata Campus. The keynote address was provided by retired Navy Capt. Ed Nicholson, Founder and President of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF). Below is Capt. Nicholson's address, "The Three P's: Potential, Passion, Purpose," in it's entirety.
The PHWFF Rod Building contest gives the participants of PHWFF the experience of building their own fly rods to further their physical and mental rehabilitation through the sport of fly fishing. It also serves as a causal, fun contest that gives them the possibility to win prizes for their rod building skills such as attending a bamboo rod building school or going on a PHWFF National fly fishing trip. Joe Provens was a winner of the 2013 Project Healing Waters Rod Building contest. As a prize, Joe enjoyed 4 days of fly fishing in Montana. He shares his adventure with us below:
The Battle at Boxwood is an annual event that serves as both a fishing tournament and a fundraiser for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc and the veterans we serve. We are pleased to share with you the compilation video of the 4th Annual Battle at Boxwood.
Throughout the month of January, we are proud to announce that Project Healing Waters is the Citizens Threads featured cause. Citizens Threads is a small grassroots organization and clothing company dedicated to great apparel, unique designs, and giving back to the global community. This month they will donate $8 of every single sale made to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing in support of our mission and the veterans served by our 180+ PHWFF programs nationwide
Each year we are amazed at the number of fantastic videos that capture the work being done by PHWFF programs and volunteers nationwide. Here are a few of our favorites from 2014.
The arrival of the Holidays 2014 have a special meaning for me. It was 10 years ago that our project, not yet named, was conceived and began its therapeutic healing at the original Walter Reed Army Medical Center. With the encouragement of COL Bill Howard, USA, the Occupational Therapy Chief, we began our work with a few recovering Soldiers and Marines in his clinic. With the help of the local TU chapter and that of the IFFF, a program was started that now encompasses programs established across the Nation, which continue to bring our unique rehabilitative program of fly fishing to disabled veterans and recovering active service personnel.
It is our pleasure to introduce Mindi Roberts as the newest member of the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. team. Ms. Roberts will be assuming the role of "Development Coordinator." Please join us in welcoming her to our team!
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc conducted a fundraiser and the winner receives tickets and lodging for two (2) to The Masters in 2015! The package includes passes to Saturday and Sunday rounds, VIP treatment, a $250 gift card for incidentals, and hotel stay for the duration. The drawing was held at PHWFF Headquarters in LaPlata, MD on December 18th, 2014 at 5pm EST.
The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will recognize candidates for degrees and certificates during its 16th Winter Commencement Jan. 15 at the La Plata Campus. A keynote address will be provided by retired Navy Capt. Ed Nicholson, founder and president of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military personnel and disabled veterans.
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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