Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing – Humanitarian Outreach Program

DSC_0025July 16, 2016

Denver SCI
Humanitarian Outreach Program
Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing
Blackhawk, Colorado
Operation TBI, Freedom Hunters and Craig Hospital

The river is perfect, the temperature is perfect and so are the Colorado mountains. We are at Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club and the Anglers of Honor Program. We have a great group of Wounded Warriors and Craig Hospital patients along with family members and staff. We also have the Escoffier Culinary Academy cooking lunch for us.

We start with the fundamentals of fly fishing, we have one to one guide to participant for the river and ponds.  We have the best of everything, we hit the river and start catching fish the size of cars! At midday we head up to the deck overlooking one of the ponds and are treated to an amazing lunch. It’s a great day for everyone and a big thanks to Lincoln Hills and all the volunteers.

Bob Adwar
Humanitarian Chair
Denver Chapter SCI

Humanitarian Outreach Program

DSC_0009July 10, 2016
Denver Chapter SCI
Humanitarian Outreach Program
RMS Gear Archery
Wheat Ridge, CO

We have Vets from Operation TBI and Freedom Hunters along with Craig Hospital patients and staff.

We will be receiving instruction on recurve and compound bows from the expert staff at RMS Gear. We start with general safety rules on the range, then everyone gets geared up and the instruction and shooting begins. At 11:30am we start the balloon killing contest, the winner will receive a prize from RMS Gear. The pizza’s arrive at Noon and everyone is smiling from their day on the range.

Thanks to RMS Gear and their staff, it’s been a great outting.

Bob Adwar
Humanitarian Chair
Denver Chapter SCI

Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing

DSC_0019June 11, 2016

SCI Denver Chapter
Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing
For: Anglers of Honor, Operation TBI, Freedom Hunters and Task Force ISO

We are at our monthly fly fishing outing at Lincoln Hills for Wounded Vets. The Vets are all new to fly fishing except for one or two so we begin with instruction. Then it is time to suit up and head to the river with our guides. The water is fast but there are pockets and eddys where the trout will hold to get out of the current. We spread out on the river and begin fishing, a few of the Vets hook up with some monsters almost immediately. During the next few hours, everyone will catch fish and at 1:00 we head up to the clubhouse to a great lunch prepared by Lincoln Hills. We are on the deck located over one of the ponds with a beautiful view of the mountains. Everyone has had a great time, and a big thanks to the Lincoln Hills staff.

Bob Adwar
Humanitarian Chair
SCI Denver Chapter

RMS Gear – Archery Outing

June 5, 2016
SCI Denver Chapter
RMS Gear – Archery Outing
For Craig Hospital, Freedom Hunters and Operation TBI

Start time is 10:00 on Sunday morning. We have a group of men and women, mostly beginners that are anxious for some instruction on both recurve and compound bows from the expert staff at RMS Gear. We start with a safety talk and then the fundamentals. Everyone steps up to the line and is given a bow and arrows. Then the fun starts, we have some naturals, and most importantly, everyone is having a good time. At 11:30 we put balloons in front of the targets, the most balloons killed by 12:00 is the winner and given an GMS Gear shirt. The winner is a woman from Alaska. It’s then time for a pizza lunch and some conversation. A big thanks to RMS Gear!

Bob Adwar
Humanitarian Chair
SCI Denver 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.

Colorado Youth Outdoors

May 28, 2016

SCI Denver Chapter
Colorado Youth Outdoors
Windsor, Colorado

It’s our first family fishing, archery and barbecue outing of the season. We have Vets from Operation TBI, Freedom Hunters, WyCo and families from Craig and Children’s Hospital, about 125 people with volunteers and staff. We have archery and fly fishing instructors, rafts that can take wheelchairs, Argo’s and prizes at lunch. It is also the annual Denver SCI Chapter members meeting and they are here to see our humanitarian outreach program in action.

It is a beautiful day and people head over to the many ponds, all full of fish; others head to the 3-D archery course. Children and adults are enjoying CYO’s fantastic grounds. Some of the ponds have docks which is great for wheelchairs and certain disabilities. At 12:00 we gather everyone up for a great lunch and introductions to all of the non-profits we are hosting today. Then it is back to the fishing and archery. Everyone has had a wonderful time!

Bob Adwar
Humanitarian Chair
SCI Denver 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.

A Day At Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing

DSC_0034May 22, 2016
Denver SCI Chapter
Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing – Blackhawk, Colorado
Operation TBI, Freedom Hunters and Craig Hospital

It’s a beautiful Colorado day in the mountains, and we are at Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club with some Wounded Warriors and Craig Hospital. We will be fishing both the river and the ponds with the expert guides from Lincoln Hills. We start with coffee, donuts and some basic fly fishing instruction. Now we are ready for the waders, gear and guides, and we will spread out on the river and ponds.

We also have two track chairs provided by Lincoln Hills. These chairs are fantastic for getting people into the river to fish which normally they would not be able to do when in wheelchairs. I am pretty sure everyone has caught at least one trout today and has had a wonderful time. At Noon we gather everyone and head up to the deck by the clubhouse for a gourmet lunch and some fish talk.

Bob Adwar
Humanitarian Chair
Denver Chapter, Safari Club International

RMS Gear Archery Outing

DSC_0024April 10, 2016
RMS Gear Archery
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Denver Chapter of Safari Club International

Today’s archery outing has participants from Craig Hospital, Operation TBI and Freedom Hunters. Our host is RMS Gear, the founder Tom Clum, his family and staff. We are given expert instruction with recurve and compound bows. We start with the range rules and basic fundamentals, next it is time to hit the range to hit targets and balloons. We have some naturals today and some who have not held a bow in a long time but everyone has a smile on their face and is having a great time. At Noon we break for lunch and some archery talk. It’s been a great day, and a well deserved Thank You goes out to RMS Gear and staff!

Bob Adwar
Humanitarian Chair
Denver Chapter SCI

 

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 Wounded Vets

The Bluffs
Byers, Colorado
Pheasant Hunt for Wounded Vets with Freedom Hunters and Operation TBI

Vets and volunteers arrive at the club house at The Bluffs Hunt Club at 11:00. We get acquainted, have a safety talk and go to the trap range for some practice and instruction. By 12:00 we are ready for lunch and talk about the pheasant hunt.

Usually we would be in two or three man groups with two guides and dogs; but, today one of the guides was sick so we will be in one large group which made it important to discuss safety and positioning in the field. At 1:00 we head to a large grass meadow and the hunt begins. We are seeing plenty of birds and the shooting begins. By the end of the hunt everyone gets at least one bird and more importantly had a great time. Everyone is safe, and with a group this big that is a home run.

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.

The Bluffs – Pheasant hunt

February 20, 2016

Pheasant Hunt for Operation TBI and Freedom Hunters
The Bluffs
Byers, Colorado

It’s an exceptionally warm day in Eastern Colorado and we will be hosting a pheasant hunt for some Wounded Warriors. Everyone arrives at 11:00, we start with some trap shooting for a warm up before the real deal starts. At 12:00 we head into the lodge for a lunch and discuss the game plan for the hunt. At 1:00 we break into two groups. I will guide one and Darren Codday will guide the other. The dogs are on overdrive and want to hit the fields and find birds. Shotguns are firing, birds are falling… well some of them anyway. It’s a great hunt, everyone is having a good time and everyone goes home with meat for the table.

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 Patients

January 23rd, 2016
Pheasant Hunt for Craig Hospital Patients
Valhalla Hunt Club
Bennett, CO

This Saturday was a great day to be in Colorado for several reasons.  While friends and family on the East Coast experienced frigid temperatures, high winds, flooding, and several feet of snow, the bright blue Colorado Sky and unseasonably warm temperatures greeted the Craig Hospital patients and their families at Valhalla Bijou hunt club in Bennett, Colorado.  After a brief meet and greet session, the four patients were treated to two hours of safety and shotgun instruction by Bob Adwar and Master Shooting Instructor Warren Watson.  After about an hour and a half of position tweaking, gun mount adjustments, and follow through practice, the two instructors had the patients breaking clays at various angles and with increasing regularity.  Towards the end of the practice session and after the angles became more challenging, Warren kindly reminded several of the new shooters that a pheasant was considerably larger than a clay.

This fueled their anticipation for the upcoming pheasant hunt as they headed down for lunch provided by Stephanie MacLennan and the Valhalla staff.   After enjoying the Sloppy Joes sandwiches and potatoes, the group motored back up the hill and prepared to hop in the Argo ATV vehicles graciously provided by Bill at Clarke’s Equipment Rentals of Bennett.   Despite the incredible maneuverability of the Argo and the excellent bird-dogging tandem of Remington and his owner Devron, the birds proved to be a bit elusive this afternoon and the hunters managed to bag only two pheasants.  Despite not reaching their limits, the hunters and their families had a great afternoon and vowed to return as “Craig” alumni on future outings.

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.