Fishing and Schmitty's go together like worms and mud. We knew that we wanted to support veterans living their best life after service, so we've partnered with a handful of organizations that help our heroes heal through life on the water. Learn more about each of these organizations and the good work they do for our vets and first responders. A portion of each puck goes to support these charities.
The Purpose of Mission FISH., FISHING, INTERACTING SHARING & HEALING is to organize and plan fishing day trips and provide FISH therapy for PTSD and TBI for Veterans, Active duty service members, 1st responders and Gold Star families.
Rivers of Recovery
Rivers of Recovery specializes in the rehabilitation of combat veterans suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), minor Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI), stress, anxiety and depression.
Heroes on the Water
Our United States military veterans and personnel make the ultimate sacrifice for us daily. Heroes on the Water understands that this role can come with stress and trauma and we are dedicated to supporting the overall physical and mental healing process. Our goal is to build a community where our veterans and active-duty participants feel comfortable and valued.
Our chapter events are designed to create a welcoming and pressure-free environment and are proven to help reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. They provide a chance for participants to reconnect with themselves and others.
Warriors and Quiet Waters
Guiding the Next Generation of Veterans to Find Purpose
After years of paying service to our country, post-9/11 combat veterans have a new critical mission: finding their purpose in civilian life. Through outdoor experiences and a community that feels like family, Warriors & Quiet Waters guides veterans and their loved ones to thrive and find peace, meaning, and purpose.
Take a Vet Fishing
Our slogan is "A Day of Giving Back" and is the core of our mission. When our brave service men and women return from overseas, as a nation, we have been failing to show these Heroes our appreciation. A shockingly high number of service members are returning with injuries and even the Soldiers without physical wounds are having a hard time adjusting back into the "real world". These "Heroes" have given so much of themselves for our freedom. Reaching out and offering a "Thank You" with a hand shake, is the very least we can do. At Take a Vet Fishing, we take it a step further. Not only do we show these Heroes our gratitude and shake their hand, we hand them a fishing rod and ease their minds back into civilization.