For Immediate Release
Chris Benson, Colorado Springs Resource Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
January 21, 2017 Colorado Springs, CO Angler’s Covey and the Royal Gorge Anglers are pleased to announce the 9th Annual Fly Fishing Film Tour to be held on February 4, 2017 at the Stargazer Theater at 10 S. Parkside Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80910. Doors open at 5 pm and the movies will start at 6:30pm.The evening will serve as a benefit for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Colorado Springs Program and the veterans they serve in the community. In addition to the fantastic films, a live auction, silent auction and a speed raffle of guided trips, equipment, unique art work and much more. Food and drink will be available for purchase at the event.
The PHWFF program in Colorado Springs is one of the largest in the country with over 175 volunteers and serving approximately 300 disabled veteran participants annually active. The local program conducts year-round fly fishing activities for the participants – fly tying, rod building, and fishing classes as well as over 45 fishing trips per year.
“The annual Fly Fishing Film Tour fundraiser presented by the Anglers Covey and Royal Gorge Anglers provides a significant portion of our local program’s annual budget. This event funds the equipment, supplies, trip costs and other expenses associated with providing our Disabled Veteran participants yearround fly fishing opportunities, in the classroom and on the water. For our participants and volunteers, fly fishing can become more than a sport, it can enable reconnecting with their community and our beautiful outdoors as part of their healing journey,” says Pete Lofy, Program Lead of the Colorado Springs Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing program.
The Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) is the original and preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, The F3T is a one of a kind experience. Each year fishy folk of all ages gather at premieres to soak up films from around the world, spin a few yarns amongst friends and dream about casts still unmade.
About Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.
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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Angler’s Covey provides quality services, products and expertise that enhance the experience of the fly fishing angler. Their goals are to provide the best value possible to their customers and to promote and grow fly fishing in our community. For over thirty years they have been sharing their passion of fly fishing Colorado.
About Royal Gorge Anglers
Royal Gorge Anglers is the oldest fly shop & fly fishing guide service on the Arkansas River. Guided fly fishing on the Arkansas River is their specialty; as well as fly fishing adventures to regional high mountain lakes, local streams, the reservoirs of South Park, and the world famous tailwaters of the South Platte drainage.