Click below to view a video that captures this beautiful day on the river with comments by the participants.
August 19, 2017
Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club, Blackhawk, CO
Hosted by Denver SCIHOP and River Deep
Participating organizations – Operation TBI Freedom, Freedom Hunters and Craig Hospital
It’s a beautiful August day in the Colorado Rockies. We have trout in the rivers and ponds, expert guides and equipment, Italian food for lunch and an excited group of wounded warriors and Craig Hospital patients ready to learn to Fly Fish. We first enjoy some orange juice and donuts, then break up into groups to learn casting, knot tying and basic equipment instruction. Next we are paired up with our guides and some groups going down to the river and some to the ponds. Some big browns and rainbows end up in the nets. Smiles all around and everyone is having a great time. Around 1:00 pm everyone heads up to the clubhouse deck overlooking one of the ponds. A great place to have lunch and tell fish stories. What a day. The wounded veterans are presented with their own Anglers of Honor Fly Rods. A big thank you to everyone who attended and all the organizations that came together to make this possible.
Denver SCI VP and Humanitarian Outreach Chairman
President, River Deep
The 1st Annual SCI Golf Tournament and fundraiser was a great success. We gathered at the Meridian Golf Course on a beautiful summer day and sent the teams off for fun day of golf and friendship. Thank you everyone who helped put this tournament together including Meridian Golf Course for hosting us and to all of our sponsors. We raised funds to support the mission of SCI and SCI HOP and look forward to making this an annual event. Special thanks to Task Force: ISO for capturing the day in photos!
Camping, boating, fishing and barbecue with wounded veterans and families.
Organizations in attendance: Operation TBI Freedom and Freedom Hunters
We will be camping at Eleven Mile Reservoir in South Park Colorado, a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains. We have a group of 50 wounded veterans, family members and volunteers. Everyone starts arriving around Noon, we get them situated in their campsites and the tents get set up. After that, many of the attendees head down to the lake. We have two pontoon boats ready to take people fishing or for a relaxed cruise on the lake. The clouds come and go along with the wind…the rains threaten but they move around us. At 6 pm everyone gathers at my campsite for dinner. Jason Nauert, who travels all over the world teaching Special Forces and Rangers in survival training, field dressing and butchering is our chef, and the food is fantastic. After dinner we gather around the campfire and discuss ballooning the next morning. Everyone heads to the tents for a good nights sleep. The hot air ballooning was cancelled due to weather, but it’s been a great weekend.
Bob Adwar, Denver SCI Humanitarian Outreach Program (SCI HOP) Chairman