Patriots Cove Seeks Sponsors for Veterans Fishing Derby

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The Patriots Cove team is planning their Fish for the Fallen 2020 fundraiser on Friday, May 29. The organization is also actively seeking six sponsors from the community. All proceeds from the tournament will support 2020 operations, activities, and events for injured veterans, first responders, and their caregivers. Patriots Cove is located in Noxen, Wyoming County.

This is the second year for the Fallen Tournament, a fundraiser that brings veterans and first responders back to the water for a fun day of fishing and competition. Sponsors are asked to select two representative employees – ideally with a military or public service background – to fish Patriot Cove’s trout stream and enjoy the great outdoors.

Sponsored teams are comprised of two fishers and paired with a fishing guide. Each angler will fish in honor of a local hero who made the ultimate sacrifice and are provided a photo and biography to carry throughout the event. Teams are provided fishing equipment and meals, as well as access to fish Patriots Cove’s mile-long trout stream.

In addition, all proceeds will be attributed to Patriots Cove’s mission, operations, and events. Last year’s sponsors included three northeastern Pennsylvania companies – Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation, Williams Companies, and Quality Collision, Inc. Their contributions helped Patriots Cove bring veterans from across the nation to participate in fishing retreats and one-day events, empowering injured patriots to get back in the fight.

Sponsors, members of the community and the media will also be invited to participate in the Fish for the Fallen Tournament and Memorial Service, which pays tribute to fallen service members and first responders and is held after the fishing tournament at 4 pm.

Patriots Cove is a non-profit organization in northeastern Pennsylvania that was founded by a military veteran and his spouse to empower other veterans, first responders, and their caregivers to heal and adapt to life after service. The Cove hosts events like restorative outdoor activities, environmental service projects, and educational events and retreats for Caregivers on an eighteen-acre refuge.

Patriots Cove’s second annual Fish for the Fallen gives companies and organizations the opportunity to make an impact on the men and women who served their country. Sponsors that do not have employees with service-related experience can still get involved. Patriots Cove can select veterans and first responders from the community to participate in teams.

To participate in Fish for the Fallen, please contact the organization president and event organizer, Jeff Swire, at 919-971-4619 or via email at


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