For Immediate Release:
January 8, 2013
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
Tulsa, Oklahoma Program
Tulsa, OK — Oklahoma Trout Unlimited and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. will host an open house on January 19th from 6-9pm at the Jack Graves Boy Scouts of America Outdoor Education Facility in Broken Arrow. The address for the facility is 2800 E. 101st St. and it is located just west of and next to Northeastern State University Broken Arrow campus. During the open house, volunteers from Trout Unlimited will be signing up participants and volunteers for the program. There will be fly tying demonstrations and information for anyone interested.
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. (PHWFF) is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and veterans through fly fishing and fly tying education and outings. This new program will work with patients from the Jack C. Montgomery VAMC in Muskogee, OK.
While initially focusing on the military personnel at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, the organization has expanded nationwide and is offering its services and program to injured and recovering active military personnel and disabled veterans in Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals throughout the country.
PHWFF’s program provides basic fly fishing, fly casting, fly tying and rod building classes, along with clinics for wounded and injured personnel ranging from beginners to those with prior fly fishing and tying experience who are adapting their skills to their new abilities. All fly fishing and tying equipment is provided to the participants at no cost. Fishing trips, both one day and multi-day are also provided at no cost to the participants.
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing is unique in that our volunteers are teaching classes on an on-going, long term basis. It is much more than a one day fishing trip. For many participants, particularly disabled veterans, the socialization and camaraderie of the classes are just as important as the fishing outings, and provide them a new activity.
Find more information about Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing by visiting www.projecthealingwaters.org or visit our national Facebook page. You can learn more about Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Oklahoma by clicking here.