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SIMMS HONORS VETERANS WITH SPECIAL EDITION WADER

WARRIORS AND QUIET WATERS WADER TO RAISE FUNDS FOR COMBAT VETERANS

BOZEMAN, Mont. (Nov 11, 2015) – This Veterans Day, Simms is honoring those that have served our country like only it knows how—with the creation of a special edition Made-in-the-USA fishing wader.

For a limited time only, Simms is offering a special edition G3 Guide™ Stockingfoot to benefit the Bozeman-based Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation (WQW). WQW helps reintegrate traumatically combat-wounded U.S. veterans and active service members from recent wars into society by building hope and resilience, facilitating camaraderie, and providing security and serenity through fly fishing and other high quality therapeutic recreational mediums in southwest Montana.

The G3 Guide Stockingfoot – Warriors & Quiet Waters wader is the company’s first foray into a custom wader, made possible by utilizing the country’s last remaining wader manufacturing facility. The new special edition G3 Guide™ wader features 5-layer and 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro Shell fabric, Multicam® camo pocket, belt loops and top hem, WQW custom patch, and all of the same features found in the award-winning G3 Guide™ Stockingfoot.

“We have been partnering with Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation since their launch in 2007. The benefits are extraordinary for everyone involved,” says Diane Bristol, Simms’ Sr. Director, Employee & Community Engagement and Warriors and Quiet Waters Board Member. “Each time the warriors come to Simms, we are honored and humbled to be able to play a small part in their recovery.”

Simms has been supporting Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation, hosting each of the organization’s week-long Fishing Experience (FX) trips to Montana during the fishing season. Each warrior is outfitted with a selection of Simms gear and is given a tour of Simms’ wader manufacturing facility.

“To witness the power of fly fishing on these true American heroes is breathtaking,” says K.C. Walsh, Simms President. “We hope the fishing community will embrace this special product offering because its story is much more important than just staying warm and dry.”

The special edition wader will remain on sale until all inventories are gone. In total, the offering is attempting to raise $100,000 for the organization. Anglers can see the wader at www.simmsfishing.com or at select special retailers across the U.S. For a complete list of retailers, visit www.simmsfishing.com/wqw.

“When a company like Simms came to us with this idea, we were so excited about the national outreach potential,” says Faye Nelson, Executive Director, Warriors and Quiet Waters. “Knowing that each wader purchase will go directly towards helping more warriors make positive change in their lives is very special.”

About Simms Fishing Products: Established in 1980, Simms is the preeminent manufacturer of waders, outerwear and technical fishing apparel and accessories. Simms’ new 80,000 square foot facility in Bozeman is the country’s only manufacturing facility for fishing waders. The full line of Simms gear is available at specialty and large format retailers across North America as well as www.simmsfishing.com. For more information on Simms, please visit www.simmsfishing.com. Media contact is Rich Hohne (406-922-1243 or [email protected]).

About Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation: Established in 2007, WQW is known as the “gold standard” in therapeutic recreation programs for combat-wounded veterans from recent wars. To date, WQW has helped more than 450 of our nation’s warriors and their spouses in their recovery from seen and unseen injuries. For more information on Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation, please visit www.warriorsandquietwaters.org. Media contact is Faye Nelson (405-585-9793 or [email protected]).

Contact Information

Rich Hohne, Brand Communications Manager

Simms Fishing Products

P O Box 3645 | Bozeman, MT 59772-3645

177 Garden Drive | Bozeman, MT 59718

General Inquiries: 1-406-922-1243 | [email protected]

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