During the recent Fly Fishers International Fair in Bozeman, Montana long-time supporter and volunteer Bob Frey was recognized for his extraordinary contributions to our cause and the veterans we serve by being recognized with our most prestigious award: The Patriot Award.
Patriot Award Citation
3 August, 2017
PROJECT HEALING WATERS FLY FISHING, INC (PHWFF) takes great pleasure in presenting the Patriot Award to Bob Frey, for sustained extraordinary service from 2010 to the present. As a resident of Bozeman, Montana, and a West Point Graduate, Bob became acquainted with PHWFF while he was volunteering with another local Veterans non-profit. Impressed with PHWFF’s mission and our programmatic approach to the healing and rehabilitation of our participants, he volunteered to organize and host PHWFF outings in Montana. Since then, Bob has applied his considerable skills as a former guide, his organizational acumen and, most importantly, his dedication and passion, to help his country’s most deserving citizens heal on the beautiful and storied rivers in Montana. What makes his contributions to PHWFF even more impressive is that he has accomplished this all on his own. He arranged for guides, accommodations and, when necessary, the required funding to support these fishing events. A partial listing of the 31 fly fishing outings Bob has spearheaded over the years follows –
Bob graciously acknowledges that none of these fishing outings would have been possible without the generous donations or heavily discounted rates for lodging, meals, guiding, transportation, and equipment, along with access to multiple quality private waters or private ponds. These donations and discounts came from many individuals and businesses. Notwithstanding the support he has arranged, without Bob, nothing would have happened.
It is with great pleasure and deep appreciation that the Board of Trustees of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc., is proud to bestow on Bob Frey the Patriot Award for tireless and extraordinary service to Project Healing Waters and to those wounded warriors and disabled veterans whom this organization serves.