Annual Special Event
Fishing for Freedom
Quincy, Illinois

May, 2020


Location: Various locations throughout Quincy, IL

Dates: May 31 - June 2, 2019

Description: The Fishing For Freedom - Quincy event is a way for us to honor our Wounded Warriors and Global War on Terrorism Veterans (GWOT) and to show them our thanks and appreciation. It is made possible by patriotic American sponsors and sportsmen from the Tri-state area and from across the country. The stress of combat has strained our military and their families to no end. We have all seen and heard the stories of these heroes as many have returned home with physical injuries, but a tremendous psychological toll is also being paid by our warriors.

By their very nature, outdoor recreational activities are extremely therapeutic and have been shown through recent examples to make a difference in our returning warrior's lives. Although angling is only one of those outdoor activities, it is one that can help our returning heroes escape the hardships of combat deployments and begin the process of assimilation back into everyday life. Every deployment has its cost. One of the small costs, but still an important one, is the time lost from enjoying the great outdoors. There is an entire fishing and hunting season that is lost to every deployment. Fishing for Freedom cannot give back that entire season, but we can give back a weekend.

We do that by taking wounded warriors and GWOT veterans out for a day of tournament bass and catfishing fun and providing them with a weekend of fishing and shooting entertainment. With the assistance from a network of bass and catfish anglers throughout the region, as well as caring local and corporate sponsors, we will be hosting this annual Fishing for Freedom event.

This event is designed to provide our GWOT veterans as well as active duty troops with a weekend of events that range from fish frys and trapshooting, a Heroes Banquet, and Catfishing or Bass fishing on the mighty Mississippi River. It is about showing the troops a good time with Midwestern hospitality in an area that supports its veterans. But most important, it is about saying THANKS!

Free for veterans - fees and charges for sponsors and volunteers

For information call 217-242-1741
  or visit the event's website

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