September 9, 2017
Lincoln Hills, Blackhawk, CO
Hosted by: Denver SCI HOP and RiverDeep
Anglers of Honor program - FlyFishing with Operation TBI Freedom, Craig Hospital and Freedom Hunters
It’s a beautiful day in the Colorado Mountains, we have a big group of Vets and Craig Hospital patients ready for some fly fishing instruction. Before we hit the river and ponds we break up into small groups with the guides from Anglers of Honor to learn knots, gear and casting. There, we suit up with waders and fly rods and are assigned our guides. Some head to the river and some to the ponds. We have track chairs for those who want to go off road or through the stream. Both large and small trout are caught be we are wanting some for everyone. It’s lunchtime and we head up to the clubhouse and a special lunch prepared by the Escoffier Culinary Academy from Boulder who always do a great job. Great food, guides, weather, fishing, smiles all around and, of course, fish stories. It’s been a great day and a big thanks to everyone who made this possible.
Bob Adwar, SCI, Humanitarian Chair
River Deep, President
September 23, 2017
Hosted By: Denver SCI HOP and River Deep
Family, Fishing and Fun Day - Fishing, Archery, Lunch.
Participants from: Operation TBI Freedom, Freedom Hunters, Craig Hospital
We have five ponds, a 3-D archery course and a beautiful outdoor pavilion at our disposal today on the Colorado Youth Outdoors property. We have a group of wounded vets and their family members as well as patients from Craig Hospital and staff. There are about 60 people in all. Fall has arrived. The day is overcast and chilly but the kids and adults are excited to fish and try some archery. We have plenty of volunteers and instructors for those who need it. It’s close to lunch time and the Escoffier Culinary Academy always does a great job providing food for our hungry participants. Everyone gathers at the pavilion at it’s a good time to get feedback from the Veteran and Craig Hospital participants about this outing and the ones we do year around with the goal of helping the healing process. We want to learn how we can do better to provide help. Thank you to all the groups, volunteers, Colorado Youth Outdoors, Escoffier Culinary Academy and everyone else who contributes to our humanitarian programs.
Denver SCI VP and Humanitarian Chairman
River Deep, President
September 4, 2017
Dove Hunt - Holyoke, CO
Participating organizations – Freedom Hunters and Operation TBI Freedom
This is our third year Dove Hunting in Holyoke, hosted by Allen Strong. We have six wounded veterans participating. Everyone arrives around 10 am. The weather is cool and overcast so there are not many doves flying. We spread out in two man groups next to the corn fields. A few shots are fired bu no doves in the vest. We flushed four pheasant but we will be back in November to to try our luck with bigger birds. We did knock a few birds down before lunch when the sun comes out and the temperature rises but only a few more birds show up. Everyone is still having a great time. Lunch is prepared by Allen, his wife and friend also named Allen. We have pheasant and brats. Great lunch and a great day. A big thanks to Allen and friends.