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Local Contact:
Richard Martin

Redding, California – Veterans, volunteers, patriots and supporters will gather in Redding, California on April 11 – 12, 2020 for the Sundial Challenge, a special two-day event benefiting the recovery and rehabilitation of disabled veterans served by the local Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc (PHWFF) program in greater Redding, CA. The Sundial Challenge will provide vital support and awareness of this top-tier Veterans Service Organization through two special dinners and an associated fly-fishing tournament on the famed Sacramento River.

PHWFF.is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and veterans through fly fishing and fly tying education and outings. The Redding, CA program of PHWFF provides on-going, long term support to the area’s wounded, ill, or disabled military service personnel and disabled veterans through regular meetings at the Shasta Trinity Fly Fishers clubhouse.

The Sundial Challenge kicks off on Saturday evening April 11, 2020 with a special pre-tournament reception at the Veterans Memorial Building at 1605 Yuba St in Redding, CA. From 6-9PM, the pre-tournament reception will offer attendees a cocktail hour, food from local Veteran Owned business The Best Little Sandwich Shop, a silent and live auction, games and fun raffles.

Tournament action will commence at 7:30AM on Sunday morning April 12, 2020 at the Posse Grounds Ramp on the Sacramento River with 17 drift boats floating the river in search of trout. Each boat will be comprised of a licensed guide, sponsor angler and disabled veteran participant from the Redding, CA Program of PHWFF. The teams will have 8 hours to fish the Lower Sacramento River.

Following take-out, at the Anderson Park Ramp, teams will proceed to the Veterans Memorial Building for a special Awards Dinner that evening. The Awards Dinner will feature a social hour, food from The Best Little Sandwich Shop, and music from local group “Sweet Adelines Northern Gateway Chorus” who will entertain attendees with a medley of military-themed musical selections.  Lt. Col. Carl Bott, USMC (Retired) will serve as the evenings Master of Ceremonies.  Lt. Col Bott served for over 30 years in the U.S. Marine Corps
beginning with his enlistment in 1970 to his retirement in 1999.

Current participants in the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Program, and alumni, will also be on hand throughout the weekend to discuss the challenges facing today’s service members, both physical and emotional, and the impact PHWFF has had on their recovery and transition.

National Media Contact
Daniel Morgan