THE PURPOSE PRIZE: PROJECT HEALING WATERS FLY FISHING
Production Company: Talking Eyes Media
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) began serving wounded Iraq and Afghanistan military service members in 2005. Since then, PHWFF has expanded nationwide, establishing its highly successful program in Department of Defense hospitals, Warrior Transition Units and Veterans Affairs Medical Centers across the country.
The Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing program provides basic fly fishing, casting, tying and rod building classes. Clinic participants range from beginners who have never fished before to those with prior experience who must adapt their skills because of their injuries. It's much more than a one-day fishing trip. For many participants, particularly disabled veterans, the camaraderie of the classes is just as important as the fishing outings.
For more information of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, please visit: projecthealingwaters.org.
This video was produced by Talking Eyes Media for Encore.org's 2013 Purpose Prize, an annual award program dedicated to investing in people over 60 who are combining their passion and experience for social good. For more information about the Purpose Prize and to see this video in context, visit encore.org. For more information about Talking Eyes Media, visit talkingeyesmedia.org.