Fishing competition held for disabled veterans

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Tuesday was a gorgeous day to be out on the water fishing and it was a very rewarding day for fishermen and disabled veterans.

Tuesday marks the 5th annual Fishing Tounament of Champions for vets at Riverside Park in Hartford. Service members and veterans with permanent physical disabilities, visual impairments and PTSD were invited for a day on the water in a friendly competition.

Connecticut Bass Nation fisherman volunteered their boats and time to take a vets out on the water. The creator of the event tells us the calm of the water and the time together to share stories helps soothe the soul.

“I call it therapy it’s the greatest thing on the planet as far as issues from service and wars and it can help out immensely,” said Joe Kowalski.

The next event is in May at Candlewood Town park in Danbury.

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