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Fish With a Hero and Project Healing Waters to hold fly fishing event at Southwest Florida Military Museum

Demonstrations on Wednesday are open to the public

September 14, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Fish With a Hero and SWFLA Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. will be partnering to hold an inaugural fly fishing event Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 3-5 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Military Museum, at 4820 Leonard St., Cape Coral, FL 33904.

This event will feature three demonstration areas to include fly tying, rod building and fly casting. Local fly fishing professionals and community volunteers will staff each of the demonstration areas.

Both organizations would like to encourage and welcome the public to attend this free inaugural event. Light food and beverages will be served.

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Members of the Fish With a Hero group at an event on Captiva.

"We are encouraging everyone in the local community to attend. If you know a solider that may benefit from this program, please bring them along and help us spread the word," said Ronnie Friedl, Southwest Florida Project Healing Waters Program Lead. "Events such as this can help disabled participants work around limitations in an environment of patience and camaraderie while learning an engrossing new activity that places them on a peaceful path for the rest of their lives," Friedl added.

Fish With a Hero Inc. is a public charity and Florida not-for-profit corporation qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Each year, Fish With a Hero provides world class fishing experiences and sponsors programs designed to assist participants in dealing with the effects of PTSD, traumatic brain injury and other disabilities and wounds of war.

For additional information regarding this event, contact Friedl at 239-944-7562 or email ronnie.friedl

Visit and to learn more about the mission and of both organizations.



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