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Fishermen come together to support Wyoming Rescue Mission

A "Fishin' for the Mission" sticker in Natrona County, Wyo. on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020.
A "Fishin' for the Mission" sticker in Natrona County, Wyo. on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020.(Max Cotton)
Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 10:44 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Fishermen packed up their gear at the crack of dawn and headed out on the North Platte to support the Wyoming Rescue Mission. It was a part of “Fishin’ for the Mission,” the Wyoming Rescue Mission’s largest event of the year.

The event allowed 26 teams of two to pair with a professional fishing guide and catch fish. Prizes were given out to the teams with the biggest hauls.

It’s an event that the Wyoming Rescue Mission staff looks forward to hosting every year. “It’s just a bunch of people working together to put on a fun, very Wyoming event, but with that end goal in mind of helping more homeless,” said Wyoming Rescue Mission Marketing and Events Coordinator Jenny Stedillie.

This year’s edition was the 8th year that the event has occurred, and its popularity stems in part because of the cause.

“We are so lucky to have the Wyoming Rescue Mission in our community, and so just being out here and being able to support them is really a great thing,” said Shannon Orr, who was participating for the second time.

People also enjoy fishing and the opportunity to be outside in Wyoming’s natural beauty.

“We live in the greatest state in the country in my opinion, and we got the river right at our back door,” said Phillip Cooper, who participated for the third time this year. “It’s just something that we were born and raised to do.”

Next year’s “Fishin’ for the Mission” is already in the works for next year.

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