SOURCE: EADS North America

EADS North America

EADS North America

April 18, 2012 11:00 ET

EADS North America to Be Title Sponsor of Charity Fishing Tournament Benefitting Rivers of Recovery

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Apr 18, 2012) - EADS North America will be title sponsor of a charity fly fishing tournament in Washington, D.C., June 20 and 22, to benefit national nonprofit Rivers of Recovery's rehabilitation programs for Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans.

The Stars & Stripes Charity Fishing Tournament, which aims to bring many different industries together to fish with combat veterans, will offer a unique opportunity for DC-based corporations and various industry associations to support the rehabilitation of combat veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress, mild traumatic brain injury and other psychological wounds of war.

The tournament kicks off on Wednesday, June 20, with a pre-event reception with congressional leaders and tournament participants in the House Veterans' Affairs Committee Room 334 in the Cannon House Office Building. The fishing tournament will occur Friday, June 22, in Annapolis, Md., with a special closing ceremony and party at the Annapolis Maritime Museum that evening. All proceeds from the event will benefit Rivers of Recovery and cover the costs of sending wounded veterans through their rehabilitation program.

"The need for effective rehabilitation programs to support wounded warriors is widely understood. The goal of the Stars & Stripes Charity Fishing Tournament is to help direct support to an organization that has a proven track record for helping these heroes recover from their injuries. I urge my defense industry peers to join us for the event, and help to provide much-needed care to our country's heroes," Sean O'Keefe, Chairman and CEO of EADS North America said.

Companies and individuals may take part in the event as fishing teams or as event sponsors. Fishing entries are available for $5,000 and include one participant slot, an assigned veteran guest, a guide, boat, logo recognition on selected communication pieces and access to a private pre-event reception and post-event party. Other event sponsorships begin at $15,000 and include entry for one tournament team (two anglers), logo and company recognition in media, merchandise and event communication.

Dan T. Cook, Founder and Executive Director of Rivers of Recovery, shared, "The money raised through the Stars & Stripes Charity Fishing Tournament will have a real impact on our organization. This event will help provide necessary scholarships to our veteran participants, allowing them to go through our unique rehabilitation program at no cost to them and helping us get closer to our goal of helping 1,000 veterans. We are truly grateful to EADS for taking a leadership role in addressing the needs of our nation's wounded warriors."

To participate as an event sponsor or fishing team, please contact Kendra Rounding at kendra@riversofrecovery.org.

Rivers of Recovery is an innovative, national non-profit that utilizes outdoor-based activities to effectively treat symptoms of post-traumatic stress, depression and anxiety in Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans. The organization has achieved national media attention for its unique programs and results-driven treatments, which combine outdoor activities such as fishing and rafting with a medically-designed curriculum of therapeutic techniques.

For more information on Rivers of Recovery, please visit www.riversofrecovery.org or contact Kendra Rounding at kendra@riversofrecovery.org.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Kendra Rounding
    Rivers of Recovery
    Phone: 832-465-1950
    Email: Email Contact

    Guy Hicks
    EADS North America
    Phone: 703-466-5734
    Email: Email Contact