Camping, boating, fishing and barbecue with wounded veterans and families.
Organizations in attendance: Operation TBI Freedom and Freedom Hunters
We will be camping at Eleven Mile Reservoir in South Park Colorado, a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains. We have a group of 50 wounded veterans, family members and volunteers. Everyone starts arriving around Noon, we get them situated in their campsites and the tents get set up. After that, many of the attendees head down to the lake. We have two pontoon boats ready to take people fishing or for a relaxed cruise on the lake. The clouds come and go along with the wind…the rains threaten but they move around us. At 6 pm everyone gathers at my campsite for dinner. Jason Nauert, who travels all over the world teaching Special Forces and Rangers in survival training, field dressing and butchering is our chef, and the food is fantastic. After dinner we gather around the campfire and discuss ballooning the next morning. Everyone heads to the tents for a good nights sleep. The hot air ballooning was cancelled due to weather, but it’s been a great weekend.
Denver SCI Humanitarian Outreach Program
(SCI HOP) Chairman
The 1st Annual SCI Golf Tournament and fundraiser was a great success. We gathered at the Meridian Golf Course on a beautiful summer day and sent the teams off for fun day of golf and friendship. Thank you everyone who helped put this tournament together including Meridian Golf Course for hosting us and to all of our sponsors. We raised funds to support the mission of SCI and SCI HOP and look forward to making this an annual event. Special thanks to Task Force: ISO for capturing the day in photos!
July 22, 2017 at Lincoln Hills, Blackhawk, CO
Hosted By: River Deep and SCI HOP
A day of instruction, fly fishing and lunch for Operation TBI Freedom, Freedom Hunters and Craig Hospital
Anglers of Honor Program
It’s a great day in the Colorado Rockies. The river and ponds are full of trout and waiting for us. We have a group of wounded warriors and Craig Hospital patients along with the expert guide staff from Lincoln Hills. We start with the fundamentals of Fly Fishing. After that, we head out with the guides and stretch out along the river and pond. The day is for healing and instruction. The trout are secondary but it's always nice to catch a few. All you have to do is look at the smiles on everyone's face and you know that all is well. At 1:00 we head up to the club house deck overlooking the pond and are treated to a great lunch compliment of Escoffier Culinary Academy. A big thanks to everyone who helped make this day possible!
Bob Adwar, VP Denver SCI Humanitarian Chairman