Wounded veterans given opportunity to reel in bass

Published 7:59 pm Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Saturday the City of Bainbridge Convention & Visitors Bureau will cohost an event created to support military personnel and their families, specifically targeting wounded warriors.
The “Take a Warrior Fishing” program was established in 2011 by the Catch A Special Thrill (C.A.S.T) for Kids Foundation, a public charity that attempts to join volunteers who love to fish with disabled children for a day of fishing in the outdoors.
The Take a Warrior Fishing program looks to specifically target persons who were assigned to Warrior Transition Commands by creating an adaptive, community-based outdoor experience.
“Numerous studies have shown that traumatic events not only affect the psychological structures of the self, but also the attachment and meaning that link individuals and community,” according to C.A.S.T.  “This program seeks to restore those disconnects.”
The purpose of this program is to support positive social interactions with the civilian world, restore the separation in the home by increasing family interaction, encourage outdoor recreation as a therapeutic outlet and empower veterans to build positive self-growth and change.
This year will be the CVB’s first year co-hosting a Take a Warrior Fishing event.

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