Fishing Day to recognize disabled veterans

The Utah Disabled Veterans Fishing Foundation will host the Utah Disabled Veterans Fishing Day at the Soldier Creek Marina on Aug. 2. Volunteers will take veterans out on Strawberry Reservoir for a day of fishing from 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. From 1-3 p.m., a BBQ and award ceremony will take place for all participants and volunteers.

All veterans will receive a gift-bag with donated fishing equipment such as a rod, bait, hooks, etc. A few lucky participants will also receive raffle gifts on this fun-filled afternoon.

As a non-profit organization, event coordinators note, the “UDVFF gives deserving disabled veterans an opportunity to be fully appreciated for the sacrifices they have made in service to this great country … Transportation, equipment, lunch, recognition and awards ceremony for the adventure are provided free of charge.”

At last year’s event, there were 106 volunteers (both in the fishing boats and on shore) and 93 participating veterans. This year, event coordinators expect 100 veterans and 150 volunteers. Volunteers are still needed for this event and will have their entry fees waived upon arrival at the fishing day.

For more information, or to sign up as a volunteer, contact Director of the Utah Disabled Veterans Fishing Foundation, Todd Hall, at 801-767-4608 or the website at: http://udvff.org/.