Wounded Warrior Project
Casting for Recovery
American Tackle is proud to join Jerry and Mary Hutchins in their efforts to support the Wounded Warrior Project and Casting for Recovery. For the last two years, Jerry and Mary Hutchins have been building and donating fly rods to the Wounded Warrior Project and Casting for Recovery. Founded in 2003, WWP's purpose is to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. Casting for Recovery was founded in 1996, with the principles that the natural world is a healing force and that cancer survivors deserve one weekend - free of charge and free of the stresses from medical treatment, home, or workplace - to experience something new and challenging while enjoying beautiful surroundings within an intimate, safe, and nurturing structure.
Jerry and Mary's contribution was completely funded on their own and in 2011, included 6 hand-made custom fly rods that were sent to Casting for Recovery and 17 that were sent to the northwest coordinator for Project Healing Waters. In 2012, Jerry and Mary continued to support both organizations by contributing 18 Matrix fly rods to Casting for Recovery as well as 18 more Matrix fly rods to Project Healing Waters by July 10, 2012.
Each hand-made fly rod featured the highest quality American Tackle components and the Matrix series fly blank. Jerry stated, "It has been a labor of love and both organizations are very appreciative of our gifts. We want to thank American Tackle for their generosity for their components that made this all possible." We would like to thank Jerry and Mary for their time and effort to support these extraordinary groups and hope that we can be a part of future projects.
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