For immediate release:
2017 YakAttack Benefit Tournament
The 2017 YakAttack Benefit Tournament will take place May 19 – 20 and will be headquartered at the Cedar Crest Conference Center at Twin Lakes State Park in Green Bay, Virginia; same location as previous years. This year the registration cap of 185 anglers was filled within 72 hours of open registration.
183 anglers participated in the 2016 event making it one of the largest fresh water kayak fishing tournaments to date. The event will benefit Heroes on the Water and Project Healing Waters. Last year the event raised and donated $18,447 for Heroes on the Water and $2,500 for Project Healing Waters. For YakAttack, the main focus of the event is raising funds for the benefiting organizations, enjoying great home cooked food, and fellowship with other like-minded anglers. There is no cash payout or prizes won at this event for the fishing results. Prizes like kayaks and coolers are part of the benefit raffle. The unique tournament dynamics make the event low pressure with anglers only fishing for bragging rights and a trophy.
Here is a brief description about the benefiting organizations:
Heroes on the Water – Founded in 2007, Heroes on The Water has remained committed to helping our nation’s veterans from all branches of the United States military with their unique kayak fishing program. The program aims to destress and allow veterans to unwind using the therapeutic properties of kayak fishing. Heroes on the Water provides basic kayak fishing and paddling instruction, angling clinics, and paddling classes for participants of all skill sets.
Project Healing Waters – Since its conception in 2005, Project Healing Waters has grown into a nationwide program with local chapters located across the country. Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.