From Angler’s Covey:
Fly fishing is a sport that can be a solitary pursuit or enjoyed with a couple of friends out on the river. But there is also power in numbers, especially when a community of fishers comes together for a common cause. And that was the case at the Fly Fishing Film Tour last Friday night.
The primary purpose of the evening was to support Project Healing Waters. And the community of fly fishers came through for the cause. Nearly 450 folks packed the Stargazer Theatre. We raised close to $18,000.00 for the local chapter of Project Healing Waters. The Colorado Springs chapter is reported to be the most active of the 160 chapters of PHW in the U.S. So what opportunities will the $18,000 create and support? The funds raised will go toward 40-plus trips planned for the soldiers this season. It will go toward rod-building and fly tying classes.
That money will go toward healing the lives that have protected ours and served on behalf of so many others. It will go toward healing the lives of soldiers like Frank Ortega. Frank told part of his story on Friday night — a story of commitment to the armed forces, a story of sacrifice, of pain. A soldier’s story.