Fishing for Freedom
May 31 - June 2, 2019
Various locations throughout
May 31 - June 2, 2019
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
Free for veterans - fees and
charges for sponsors and volunteers
For information call
or visit the event's website