The Two Fly Foundation presented the Wyoming Food For Thought Project a check for $77,500 during a casual ceremony at the Food For Thought’s office and garden on Wednesday morning in north Casper.
The money was raised during the annual Two Fly Foundation Fly Fishing Tournament that took place in May. The tournament is open to fly fishing enthusiasts in the oil and gas industry.
Food For Thought was the primary beneficiary of the fund raiser this year, which meant receiving 50 percent of the proceeds.
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“It’s nice to quietly fund really important projects,” said Two Fly board member Kim DeVore. “It’s easy to deliver a check, it’s not easy to do this,” said DeVore while taking an impromptu tour of Food For Thought’s north Casper gardens.
Food For Thought employees loaned their time for the annual fly fishing tournament by driving participants in rented cars over the course of two days. The tournament, which is held every year on the weekend of Mother’s Day, chooses two different beneficiaries each year. Fifteen percent is also given to the Platte River Revival every year.
The donation will go directly into helping fund Food For Thought projects, which among other things include helping to feed over 1,000 underprivileged school children and creating a new community garden at the old Roosevelt School location in north Casper.