Outings Report: June 2023

Art: Beading, Cottonwood Art Center
Colorado Springs, June 5
Participants: Craig Hospital (Craig), Operation TBI, Ft. Carson Soldier Recovery Unit (Ft. Carson SRU), and VA Hospital (VA).
What a great way to spend time with family and make a few new friends! Event participants shared a fun evening with artist Natalia Foster, who teaches an array of techniques to make beautiful
 beadwork jewelry that can embellish almost anything.

Fly Fishing with Anglers of Honor at Lincoln Hills
Black Hawk, CO, June 10
Participants: Operation TBI, Ft. Carson SRU, and VA
Our nonprofit partner, Anglers of Honor, led another great afternoon of fly fishing at the beautiful Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club. Expert guides from Front Range Anglers taught the basics and more advanced techniques to fly fishermen of all skill levels — and we finished the day with great food provided by Gondolier Italian Eatery.

River Deep’s Annual Sporting Clays Fundraiser!
Colorado Clays, Brighton, CO, June 17
More than 75 people joined us for sporting clays shooting at Colorado Clays — and for one heckuva ribeye lunch generously donated and served by the All-American Beef Battalion. We awarded prizes for shooting performance, and we raised still more money from drawings for great gear. We’re thankful for generous event sponsors Buehler Companies, The Bluffs and Herdsman Capital — and we’re also grateful for Alta Vista Dermatology for providing sunscreen.

Blacksmithing and Welding at Kilroy’s Workshop
Colorado Springs, June 24
Participants: Operation TBI, Ft. Carson SRU, VA, Craig Blacksmithing and welding at Kilroy’s is always a good time. For some of our participants, this outing was an introduction to the trades. For others, it was a chance to apply what they’ve learned from previous classes to more advanced projects. We encourage everyone to visit Kilroy’s online at KilroysWorkshop.com to learn more about its robust calendar of metalworking classes and events. This year, you could assist with the construction of a theatre set, forge knives or craft the jewelry of your dreams.