OPTIMA Batteries and sponsored angler Edwin Evers have teamed up again for the third annual Healing Heroes in Action program to bring the ultimate fishing experience to a handful of the nation’s combat-wounded Purple Heart veterans in partnership with the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation.
The OPTIMA Batteries Healing Heroes in Action program was created in 2015 to bring once-in-a-lifetime fishing experiences to combat-wounded Purple Heart veterans. Through a partnership with the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation, veterans are paired with Evers and other professional anglers to fish for the day, in an effort to promote physical and emotional healing.
Bidding is hosted on Evers’ Facebook page, and all money raised goes directly to the foundation. Since its inception two years ago, the Healing Heroes in Action program has raised more than $23,000 for the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation.
The year’s program will be hosted Sept. 8 in Minnesota.