Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation
There’s an exciting new twist this year to Simms Fishing Products’ 4th annual ICE OUT professional fishing guide event being held in Bozeman April 25-27. This year, the fun-filled and rollicking Guide Olympics – where top fishing guides compete in events like casting, knot tying, cooler pulling and trailer backing – will be free and open to the public for the championship round on Friday, April 26 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse on the campus of Montana State University. The Guide Olympics event also gives members of the public the chance to join Simms in supporting the Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides traumatically injured U.S. servicemen and women from Iraq and Afghanistan with a high quality restorative program, utilizing the therapeutic experience of fly fishing on Montana waters.
During the evening, raffle tickets will be sold for a trip for two to Alaska West, home to some of the best trout and salmon fishing in North America. All proceeds from the raffles will go to the Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation. Raffle Tickets will sell for $20/each. Raffle winners will be chosen Saturday night.
It is a great privilege for Simms to partner with the Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation. WQWF helps our servicemen and women re-acclimate and adjust to life back in the states through fly-fishing. WQW brings wounded warriors to Montana for a six day program of fly fishing and recreation.
Although giving Simms factory tours and helping to supply these real American heroes with great gear doesn’t even begin to payback all they have given to this country, we at Simms are proud to be involved nonetheless. Being the only company to craft waders in the US, Simms is a natural fit to supply these veterans with gear.
We invite you to view our seventeen minute documentary, "The Journey Home". This moving film, which won the Explore.org Best Documentary Award at the 2010 Hatch Film Festival in Asheville, N.C., poignantly deals with the issues facing our wounded warriors and demonstrates how organizations such as ours are a necessary component in facilitating their healing process:
Many thanks to all of those who help to organize WQWF. Let’s continue to make sure that their next fight is with a fish.
Read more about Warriors & Quiet Waters at www.warriorsandquietwaters.org