Wyoming Rescue Mission’s 11th Annual Fishin’ For The Mission Fundraiser A Resounding Success

Casper, WY — The Wyoming Rescue Mission is thrilled to announce the record-breaking success of its 11th Annual Fishin’ for the Mission fundraiser, held on June 5 and 6, 2024.  An impressive $104,326 was raised, underscoring the event’s vital role in supporting the Wyoming Rescue Mission’s Discipleship Recovery Program.  Each year men and women from around the state of Wyoming come together to put their angling skills to the test while contributing and giving back to the guests of Wyoming Rescue Mission.

The festivities commenced on Wednesday, June 5, with a Guide Meet and Greet Dinner at The M, where participants enjoyed an excellent meal catered by Silver Fox and met their professional guides. This evening of fellowship and fun featured live music by the Wyoming Fiddlers Association and a video testimony from a recent graduate of the Wyoming Rescue Mission. Supporters and fishing participants had the opportunity to witness firsthand the life-changing efforts of the Mission and understand the significant impact of their generous contributions.  The evening also included live and silent auction items, offering a variety of opportunities to bid on items generously donated by supporters in the community.  A highlight of the night was the “Eclipse” sculpture, donated by local artist Chris Navarro, which became a highly coveted item, raising substantial funds for the Mission. The Guide Meet & Greet concluded with an exciting Calcutta auction, allowing for some competition while further increasing support for the Mission’s vital programs.

The fly-fishing tournament, held on June 6 at Red Butte Ranch, brought participation from supporters and fishing enthusiasts from across Wyoming. This year, Phillip and Isaac Cooper from Rocky Mountain Oilfield Warehouse claimed the championship. Blake and Shane Gamble secured second place, while Ryan Ford from Wyo Legal and Ray Pacheco took third place. Additional excitement included a great lunch, live music, and prizes for the biggest sucker fish and the smallest fish overall.  Wyoming Rescue Mission extends heartfelt gratitude to participants and sponsors, whose contributions were instrumental in the success of this fundraiser. Special recognition goes to MPI Warehouse, Takkion, and Peterbilt of Wyoming for their Presenting Sponsorship level support. Additionally, a huge thanks is extended for the support of Event Sponsors, including Eagles Soaring LLC, Relic Services LLC, Jonah Bank of Wyoming, Deer Creek Dental, Wyo Legal, and Casper Orthopedics.

“This event not only raises crucial funds for the continued operation of Wyoming Rescue Mission programs, but it facilitates meaningful relationships with ministry partners, strengthening our community and our mission. The success of this year’s Fishin’ for the Mission fundraiser reaffirms the collective commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of those we serve.” Said Community Engagement Coordinator, Adam Flack.

Looking ahead, Wyoming Rescue Mission is excited to announce the dates for next year’s event: June 4 and 5, 2025. Early bird registration is available now at wyomission.org.  It is encouraged that everyone gets involved early to ensure they get a spot and take advantage of early bird registration to save money while making an impact.  Outstanding corporate sponsorship opportunities are available, providing an exceptional chance to enhance your business’s visibility.  Stay tuned for more details on how to join in making next year’s event another record breaking fundraiser!

For more information about how you can participate or support the Wyoming Rescue Mission, please visit wyomission.org/events or contact Adam Flack at (307) 473-6948.

The Wyoming Rescue Mission has been a cornerstone of support for the homeless population in Wyoming, providing shelter, food, and comprehensive recovery programs.  The Discipleship Recovery Program focuses on holistic recovery, addressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of individuals to help them achieve lasting independence.  Wyoming Rescue Mission is dedicated to restoring hope and transforming lives.

 

For questions or more information, please contact Adam Flack, Community Engagement Coordinator, at (307) 473-6948 or aflack@wyomission.org.

About Wyoming Rescue Mission: Wyoming Rescue Mission is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to restoring homeless lives to community independence with the love of Christ. Through comprehensive programs and support, the Mission provides hope, healing, and a path to self-sufficiency.

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