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.
Reeling and Healing of the Midwest is a not-for-profit organization that gives cancer survivors and fighters an opportunity to experience something new and challenging while enjoying beautiful surroundings within an intimate, safe, and nurturing structure. The Fly Fishing Wellness Retreats they host provide on- and off-river support that promotes mental, physical, and emotional healing for women everywhere.
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.
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.