Operation Roaring River is an all expenses paid trout fishing event for veterans. This event will take place May 17-20, 2020, in Roaring River State Park. Applications will be accepted from February 1-April 1. Any and all veterans are welcome to apply with priority going to veterans we have not served yet. Event Application
Fly and/or spin real fishing options. Wading and/or bank fishing options. Wheelchair accessible fishing areas. Lodging will be at Camp Smokey, hotel rooms, and a bed-n-breakfast. Lodging will be provided to all veterans and their families. There is wheelchair accessible lodging available. Veterans bringing families will be responsible for all licenses and fees for their family members to fish. They will also be responsible for childcare.
There are several opportunities to volunteer or serve at this event. Join us in the battle to show God’s grace and combat the 22 a day veteran suicides. Volunteer Application
First and foremost, we need your prayers. Pray over the entire event and everyone involved. Pray that lives are changed. Pray the Jesus’s presence is felt.
We need meals for each day. Churches, businesses, small groups, and individuals are welcome to contribute in this capacity. Charlie 22 can purchase the supplies if needed to.
And we need volunteer guides. Guides do not need to know how to fly fish. We can pair you with veterans who know how to. Lodging and meals will be provided for you.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Full sponsorships are $264 per veteran. Although the cost can be greater depending on their travel, we use that number to coincide with our ongoing Operation 22 A Day fundraising campaign. However, any amount contributed is a blessing.
Volunteers are welcome to campout. You must reserve spots on your own. They are first come first serve basis. For more information on Roaring River State Park, please visit their website. https://mostateparks.com/park/roaring-river-state-park.
We thank you for all of your support. More details will be added, as we get closer to the event.