Traditionally, Joey’s Fly Fishing Foundation holds a dinner celebrating the youth, mentors and guides during the Fall Fly to raise funds that will support the program throughout the year.
This year, like so many other events, the fundraiser was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To counteract this setback, Joey’s Fly Fishing Foundation founder, Joey Puettman and his team are holding a radio fundraiser.
The radio fundraiser will feature field guides, mentors and most importantly, the kids that have had life changing experiences through Joey’s Fly Fishing Foundation.
Beginning at 12 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18, these stories and interviews will air on Sheridan Media’s KYTI 93.7 FM, KWYO 1410 AM and KZWY 94.9 FM.
The radio fundraiser will be encouraging listeners to donate online at joeysflyfishing.com to help the foundation.
Founded in 2007, Joey’s Fly Fishing Foundation teaches students of all ages how to build a fly rod, tie flies and the skills needed to be a successful fisherman. The program partners youth with mentors who instruct students, developing confidence, patience and respect through the art of fly fishing.
While appearing on Sheridan Media’s Public Pulse, Puettman told listeners that he grew up with a father that spent time with him and taught him the same lessons he wishes to pass on to kids who may not have a mentor in their life.
Donations are already being accepted. If you wish to donate visit joeysflyfishing.com to help kids “cast a better future”.