Fishing festival dedicated to helping wounded warriors, disabled veterans

By: Nana Curry
April 21, 2017

Updated: Apr 20, 2017 - 10:30 AM

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - A North Carolina military support group hopes to help wounded warriors and disabled veterans cope with returning to civilian life by getting them out on the water Thursday for a fishing festival.

Operation North State is hosting 65 wounded warriors and disabled veterans for the 3rd annual Top Shelf Fishin’ Festival on Lake Norman.

Some of North Carolina’s top recreational fishermen will provide their expertise and equipment to help veterans reel in the biggest fish.

Recreational therapy, including fishing, helps to make a difference for many veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to Operation North State.

(Click PLAY to watch video from Operation North State's fishing festival in 2015)

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