Heroes on the Water Events



PLEASE NOTE: Chapter events are ONLY open to veterans, first responders and their family members.
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Ready, Set, Go for our annual Bank Fishing Event.

Want to join us for the RGV Bank Fishing Event?

Please email riograndevalleyhowtxchapter@gmail.com or call Rudy at 956-244-3658. Information needed from you: name, email address and phone number. If you are bringing your immediate family please provide their names.

No Fishing License Required for this event.

Liability and Media Waivers will be sent out as the event draws closer. These are on line documents that need to be signed by each person attending this HOW event. You will also receive more event details prior to the event.

If you need more information or have questions please do not hesitate to reach out.

Building Healing Communities

Free outdoor programs for U.S. active-duty military, veterans, law enforcement officers, first responders and their families.

Founded in 2007, Heroes on the Water is a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides recreational wellness experiences. Our primary modality is kayak fishing which has proven cognitive and emotional benefits. These programs incorporate structured activities in a pressure-free environment creating opportunities for community building and personal healing. Our participants receive much needed camaraderie and support.

Our events are organized by a dedicated group of volunteers at no cost to participants or their families. There is no prior experience or equipment required. Recurring activities provide participants with consistent access to healing support as well as involvement in a community of people with shared experiences.

In 2018, we officially expanded our services to include first responders and their families. Heroes on the Water programs are proven to be effective in reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress, increasing healing of traumatic brain injury, and improving overall well-being for participants. Our goal is to provide heroes with a way to positively improve their lives, enhance their family dynamic and impact their community in a healthy and lasting way.


To provide wellness and community to our heroes and their families through kayak fishing and the outdoors


A future where our heroes and their families can heal through the therapeutic power of the outdoors

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