A Day at Valhalla Bijou Hunt Club

From the Front Range west of Denver to the plains to the east, the Rocky Mountain state had a blanket of snow and ice that prompted a last minute change in plans for the Craig Hospital pheasant hunt scheduled for this past Saturday.  Rather than try and have a hunt in the fields of Valhalla Bijou Hunt Club, the group decided that a day of shotgun instruction, trap shooting, and good food would be enough.  Although the morning temperature was a bit cool, the sun broke through by mid-morning and provided for a pleasant shooting day.

Three patients from Craig  hospital and their families joined us for several rounds of trap and expert instruction by SCI’s Humanitarian Chair for Colorado, Bob Adwar.   Barry, a visitor from the Zoomabilities company, demonstrated the company’s latest “ZoomChair” offering.  The patients and staff enjoyed watching the chair in action as it successfully navigated rough terrain, snowbanks, and muddy hills with both ease and remarkable power.  The rest of the morning was spent improving general shooting techniques (gun mounts, leads, and follow throughs)  thanks to Bob’s tutelage and watching the chair (which will become part of the Craig Hospital mobility offering).  A healthy turnout of volunteers and graduates from the Craig program including Gary Verrazano who  works with LIM359 which provides support for people with special needs. Around noon, the group was treated to a sloppy joes and pasta lunch thanks to Stephanie MacLennan and the Valhalla Bijou staff.   It was another good day and the group was excited about the possibility of another outing at Valhalla in January.

Bob Adwar
Denver SCI Chapter
Humanitarian Chair

If you would like more information or wish to donate towards the Denver SCI Humanitarian efforts please contact Bob Adware, Humanitarian Chair at 303-881-0400.

Boulder Flycasters Chapter Meeting

Boulder Flycasters Chapter Meeting:
Safari Club International Open House with Bob Adwar

November 4, 2015
6:30pm

Upslope Brewery – Flatirons
1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder , CO

Over the last 13 years Bob Adwar has helped organize more than 100 outdoor adventures including Pheasant Hunts, Duck Hunts, Big Game Hunts and Fly Fishing outings, for wounded war veterans and those with traumatic brain injuries. He began his involvement working with patients and alumni at Craig Hospital, one of the best in the country for treating Spinal Cord and TBI injuries. During his service on the Board of Directors for Safari Club he expanded to work with wounded veterans through Operation TBI, Project Wounded Ego and Freedom Hunters. In the past he worked with such organizations as the James Beckworth Society taking inner city kids out into nature. Come join Bob as he lets us know about Denver SCI’s great ongoing work!

Fly Fishing at Lincoln Hills

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Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing
Project Wounded Ego, Operation TBI and Freedom Hunters
Denver SCI Chapter

It’s a beautiful morning in the Colorado Rockies, we have a group of wounded warriors and their families for a day of instruction, fly fishing, and a gourmet lunch. The program is called Anglers of Honor and is a part of the Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing CLub. We start with instruction from the guide staff along with some coffee and donuts. Then we head to the river with plenty of help and instruction. Some big and small trout are caught, but we are here to enjoy ourselves and do some healing. It’s 1:00 and we head to the lodge for a great lunch, conversation and some encouragement on fly fishing and the future.

Bob Adwar
Humanitarian Chair
Denver SCI Chapter

If you would like more information or wish to donate towards the Denver SCI Humanitarian efforts please contact Bob Adwar, Humanitarian Chair at 303-881-0400.

No Limits Archery Instruction

March 28,2015
No Limits Archery
Denver, Colorado

Archery instruction with National Champion Phil Mendoza. We had a group of vets from Freedom Hunters, Operation TBI, and Alumni from Craig Hospital, instruction consisted of both recurve and compound bows.

Bob Adwar
Humanitarian Chair
SCI Denver Chapter

No Limits Archery

February 28, 2015
No Limits Archery
Denver, Colorado

We have Craig Hospital patients, alumni, Freedom Hunters and Operation TBI men, women and children at No Limits Archery today. The owner, Phil Mendoza is a 2014 National Champion and will be instructing us today on both recurve and compound bows. For some it is their first time after their injuries. Everyone has a great time. We have some pizza’s brought in for lunch and convince each other that we are all better archers than Robin Hood. Fortunately he’s dead so that match will never happen.

A big Thanks to Phil and No Limits Archery

Bob Adwar
Humanitarian Chair
Denver SCI Chapter

If you would like more information or wish to donate towards the Denver SCI Humanitarian efforts please contact Bob Adwar, Humanitarian Chair at 303-881-0400.

Pheasant Hunt for Craig Hospital

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Bennett, Colorado
Pheasant Hunt for Craig Hospital
December 13, 2014

It’s an exceptionally warm day for the middle of December in Colorado; we are hosting Craig Hospital for some trap shooting, pheasant hunting and lunch. With the help of some great gun dogs and some side by side carts we are going to get the patients in the field for a fun day. We start with some instruction at the trap range and then head to the lodge for some lunch. It’s hunt time and we head to the tall grass, the birds fly, some escape and some make it to the dinner table. Everyone has a great time. Thanks to the guides, volunteers and hospital staff.

Bob Adwar
Humanitarian Chair
Denver SCI Chapter

If you would like more information or wish to donate towards the Denver SCI Humanitarian efforts please contact Bob Adwar, Humanitarian Chair at 303-881-0400.

Valhalla Hunt Club & Craig Hospital

Valhalla Hunt Club
Craig Hospital
Bennett, Colorado

October 26, 2014

It’s a beautiful fall day at Valhalla Hunt club, and we will be hosting Craig Hospital for some trap shooting, pheasant hunting and a barbecue lunch. The hospital van arrives at 11:00am. The patients have spinal cord injuries and are in wheel chairs, along with family members and hospital staff. We start out with some trap shooting instruction and practice. Then it’s down to the club house for some barbecued ribs and homemade desserts. At 1:00pm we get the dogs and patients, and head up to the fields. Tall grass and great cover for the birds; we take two patients at a time in the side by side UTV’s. The dogs go on point, the pheasants fly, some escape and some will be dinner. Everyone will at least get a chance to shoot, it’s been a great day!

Bob Adwar
Humanitarian Chair
Denver SCI Chapter

If you would like more information or wish to donate towards the Denver SCI Humanitarian efforts please contact Bob Adwar, Humanitarian Chair at 303-881-0400.

Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club

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Freedom Hunters, Operation TBI, Craig Hospital
Blackhawk, CO

October 4, 2014

We are honored today to be able to take Wounded Vets from Freedom Hunters and Operation TBI; as well as, spinal cord and TBI patients from Craig Hospital fly fishing at the Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club in the Front Range of Colorado. We have a large group of forty which includes family members and hospital staff. We start with basic instruction on fly fishing, trout behavior, and how to read the water. Then it is time to head to the river, the six vets will have one on one fishing with guides, and the Craig Hospital patients, most of whom are in wheelchairs, will head to the ponds with their guides. Everyone catches fish before the lunch bell sounds, it’s now time for food and fish stories. It has been a great day and everyone has a smile on their face, which is what it is all about.

Bob Adwar
Humanitarian Chair
Denver SCI Chapter