Heroes on the Water

Kayak fishing helps veterans decompress from the stresses associated with combat and rehabilitation. Veterans participate in guided fishing trips in their communities.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas employees participating in the Supporters of Military Veterans Business Resource Group look for organizations to volunteer with in the community. When they found Heroes on the Water, they knew right away they wanted to get involved. Heroes on the Water uses kayak fishing as therapy to help veterans decompress from the stresses associated with combat and rehabilitation.

BCBSTX purchased six fully outfitted kayaks for the organization to use at events in North Texas. A group of 40 volunteers came together at a private lake in Argyle to show their support and participate at this fun and unique activity. The benefits of kayak fishing include physical therapy and exercise from paddling and fishing, occupational therapy through learning how to kayak and fish, and mental therapy from being in a stress-free natural environment.

We get them back to life – Jim Dolan, CEO, Heroes on the Water