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Veterans, volunteers, and supporters will gather in Bridgewater, Virginia on June 2, 2023 for the 14th Annual Mossy Creek Invitational benefiting Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc and the thousands of Veterans the organization serves each year.  The Mossy Creek Invitational serves as a fun fly fishing competition in which Veteran participants are paired with a sponsor and professional fly fishing guide for a day of memorable angling on Virginia’s famed Mossy Creek.  For over a decade, PHW has focused on healing those who serve and the Mossy Creek Invitational serves to raise funds to provide Veterans in need with the support they require on their journeys to recovery.

Each year the Mossy Creek Invitational (MCI) is graciously hosted by Robin and Bob Fitch and is embraced by the Bridgewater, VA community, local businesses, and national sponsors.

It is shaping up to be another great year on Mossy Creek! In the upcoming weeks, PHW will be highlighting the history of the Mossy Creek Invitational on their social media accounts and featuring the special moments, people, and organizations who have made this event so special since its inception in 2008. You can follow PHW by clicking the icons below.

The Friends of the Mossy Creek Invitational

“The Harrisonburg and Bridgewater community comes together every year to make this event so specialIndividuals and businesses donate food, money, time, and energy to make the experience for the participants and sponsors unforgettable.”

Brian Trow, Mossy Creek Invitational co-organizer

The Mossy Creek Invitational is a special event, in a special place, brought together by the unconditional commitment and love of the Bridgewater community and all those who travel from afar to its warm embrace.

Over the years, the greater community has made contributions and showed up in force to cheer on teams, support PHW, and enjoy the fellowship under the tent for the dinner. This group is known as The Friends of the Mossy Creek Invitational and is comprised of individuals, families, and small businesses that donate to PHW through the Invitational each year.

Join The Friends of the Mossy Creek Invitational and witness the incredible curative power of fly fishing, camaraderie, and the outdoors firsthand by clicking the button above or here. You and a guest will be able to walk or ride alongside the creek to watch the Invitational participants in action, and even have the opportunity to fish Mossy Creek itself once the Invitational wraps up for the evening (evening hatch, anyone?). As a Friend of Mossy Creek, you’ll also receive two seats for dinner following the Invitational, commemorative hats and neck gaiters, and your contribution will go directly to helping Veterans in-need.

For a visual history lesson on the past 13 years of the Mossy Creek Invitational, and the powerful reason for how the event came to be over a decade and a half ago, click here to watch a compilation from Allan Yankosky telling the tale of the Eastern crown jewel of PHW yearly events.