alexandria, va (PRWEB) January 26, 2014
Fishingcommunity.org is organizing a wounded warrior fishing event on Friday April 25, 2014 at Fletcher’s Boathouse in Washington, DC. The event is a 100% volunteer driven effort. http://www.fishingcommunity.org is soliciting sponsorships, donations, volunteers and participants for this daylong event.
“Every year, millions of shad migrate up the Potomac River in April,” said Paul Ketrick, founder of Fishing Community “Our organization is creating an opportunity for wounded warriors and their families to meet and fish with invited participants at this historic location.”
KJ Stevens, Program Coordinator at the Fort Belvoir USO: “Fishingcommunity.org has done a variety of classes and fishing events at the USO Warrior and Family Center - Fort Belvoir. They have welcomed Wounded, Ill, and Injured, Active Duty, and their families twice a month to learn the fun and fundamentals of fishing through a relaxed and interactive program led by extremely skilled veterans and supporters. The families and service members alike have really appreciated the time and dedication Fishingcommunity.org has given to supporting our military community here, especially the wounded heroes. We are excited to continue our partnership and support their upcoming Fletcher’s Boathouse Shad Fishing Event!”
Organizations and individuals interested in volunteering and sponsorship can contact Pete O’Dell, podell(at)fishingcommunity(dot)org for information. Donations can be made online at http://www.fishingcommunity.org or by sending a check to the organization’s address listed on the website.
Fishingcommunity.org also has a campaign to refurbish a pontoon boat to support our wheelchair bound fishing participants. On http://www.indiegogo.com, you can search for “wounded warrior pontoon” to view the information.
About Fishing Community (FCO): http://www.fishingcommunity.org is a division of Ketrick Communities, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. FCO meets the special-case needs of military members, veterans and those who are transitioning out of the military with speed and flexibility not always available through the traditional programs. As such, FCO held nine Sunday fishing events from June - October of 2013, one end of the year Tournament at Lake of Woods, Virginia, and supported Cub Scout Day Camp at Ft Belvoir, VA. Contact Paul Ketrick at boater(at)fishingcommunity(dot)org