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2016 Two Fly Foundation tournament helps three local groups continue success

2016 Two Fly Foundation tournament helps three local groups continue success

(Casper, Wyo.) -The 2016 Two Fly Fishing Tournament brought smiles to many in the Oil City to start the work week. The tournament was inspired by former Governor Dave Freudenthal’s efforts to encourage companies making money in Wyoming to give to Wyoming charities. Competitors consisted of two-man teams from the oil and gas industry who fish with two flies of their own choosing on separate stretches of the North Platte River. This year, the Two Fly Foundation raised, $160,000! The Angels Cancer Care received a check for $80,000 this morning from the Tournament! "What does this mean for the Angels Cancer Care? It means we don't have to say no! We get to say yes more often to those seeking our help!" Said Jillian Riddle, coordinator of Angels Cancer Care. "This is huge for us!" Jillian said holding back tears of joy. Brice Carpenter, member of the Two Fly Foundation reported that the foundation also donated to two other local groups. "We were able to grant IREACH $56,000 and the Platte River Revival $24,000 from funds from the tournament, " said Carpenter. It is not a professional tournament, but people coming together to enjoy a remarkable fishery while raising money for Wyoming charities. The tournament is held each May on the Thursday and Friday before Mother’s Day. Since the first fly fishing tournament in 2005, the Two Fly Foundation has raised $1.7 million for 20 unique beneficiaries. #oilcity #news #wmc