Rivers of Recovery kicked off our Stars & Stripes Charity Fishing Tournament with our 7th Annual Congressional Reception on Capitol Hill. Special thanks to Emergent BioSolutions for hosting this event and for their continuous support of our wounded combat veterans.
As in previous years, several combat veterans from the Washington, D.C. area participated and shared their moving stories.
“I’ve had the privilege of attending the Stars & Stripes Charity Tournament for several years now. I always enjoy getting out on the water and fishing, especially for a great cause,” said Congressman Billy Long (MO-07). “I look forward to meeting the amazing men and women who have sacrificed so much, while also catching some fish along the way.”
The fishing tournament is hosted by Mid River Guide Service. Each two-person team will be joined by a veteran for the event. Guides and boats are provided, and either fly or commercial tackle may be used. Awards will be given for Largest Fish, Most Fish, and Team Spirit.
Rivers of Recovery would like to thank our sponsors for this event: Emergent BioSolutions, Lockheed Martin, Reynolds American, United Technologies, Yeti, AMOS, AllState, Shimano, Altria Client Services, Anhueser-Busch and Natural Resources Results.