U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) hosted a day of fishing on August 17, 2017, that brought together community and business leaders to support Rivers of Recovery and wounded U.S. combat veterans.
The day of fishing provided a unique opportunity for San Diego-based corporations and various industry associations to advocate for the rehabilitation of combat veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress, mild traumatic brain injury, and other psychological wounds of war.
“This fishing tournament is an opportunity to thank our wounded warriors for their service, while at the same time, just let them relax among friends and enjoy a great day on the water,” Congressman Hunter said. “I appreciate the hard work Rivers of Recovery provides to make this event happen and obviously the sponsors—who are always supportive. I look forward to this event every year, meet great people each time, and I’m proud to be part of it.”
Rivers of Recovery would like to thank our sponsors for the fishing tournament in San Diego: Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, General Dynamics NASSCO, Cubic Corporation, Bollinger Shipyards, Marine Group Boat Works, United Technologies, Emergent BioSolutions, and Sportfishing Association of California.
“The money raised will have a real impact on our organization,” said Amy V. Simon, Executive Director of Rivers of Recovery. “This event will help provide necessary scholarships to our veteran participants, allowing them to go through our unique rehabilitation program at no cost to them and helping us get closer to our goal of helping thousands of veterans. We are truly grateful to Congressman Hunter for taking a leadership role in addressing the needs of our nation’s wounded warriors.”