Who We Support
Our efforts are focused on raising funds for several groups that support people recovering from trauma.
Since Fall 2009, the Lt. Daniel P. Riordan Memorial Scholarship has been given to students at Vianney High School with financial need and who represent the qualities of faith, honor and service. The scholarship was created in to keep the selfless and generous legacy of American soldier Lt. Dan P. Riordan alive after he was killed courageously defending our country. TroutBusters is honored to give back to the community and inspire others to follow in Dan’s humble footsteps.
Reel Recovery combines hands-on fly fishing activities and group counseling programs to create a unique healing opportunity. They allow men with all forms of cancer to share their stories, learn a new skill, and form lasting friendships. TroutBusters has witnessed firsthand the renewed hope and courage brought on by this support and its immense positive impact on the recovery of men battling the disease.
The mission of College of the Ozarks is to provide the advantages of a Christian education for youth of both sexes, especially those found worthy, but who are without sufficient means to procure such training. The vision of College of the Ozarks is to develop citizens of Christ-like character who are well-educated, hard-working, and patriotic.
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including fly tying education and outings. With over 70 programs established in the U.S. and Canada, Project Healing Waters is able to extensively reach and heal members of our armed forces who have made great sacrifices in the service of our nation. TroutBusters is proud to be the St. Louis Chapter Sponsor.
at Missouri S&T University
Missouri S&T integrates education, research and application to create and convey knowledge that serves our state and helps solve the world’s great challenges. TroutBusters is proud to annually award their TroutBusters Conservation Scholarship to a Missouri S&T biology student who has a passion for conservation and is dedicated to preserving Missouri’s natural beauty. The students work in conjunction with the Mill Creek Watershed Coalition.
at Jefferson Barracks
The Fisher House in St. Louis provides a free “home away from home” environment; offering a warm, caring, comfortable, and convenient lodging for family members and caregivers coming to the St. Louis area with their loved ones that are undergoing extensive treatment and/or rehabilitation. The St. Louis VAMC provides inpatient and ambulatory care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, neurology, and rehabilitation, and many other sub-specialty areas. It is a two-division facility that serves veterans and their families in east central Missouri and southwestern Illinois.