For the last 24 years, the Eagle River chapter of Fishing Has No Boundaries under the guidance of Chairman Wil Campbell and a host of volunteers, has created a three-day fishing event for people of all ages with disabilities.

Eagle River Mayor Jeff Hyslop last week issued a proclamation saluting and celebrating Fishing Has No Boundaries during this June.

“Fishing Has No Boundaries is a nonprofit organization of volunteers committed to advancing opportunities for persons with disabilities to fish, touching the hearts and lives of participants, their families and friends,” said Mayor Hyslop. “The Eagle River chapter was started in 1993 and is one of 3,000 chapters in 16 states.”

With the Eagle River chapter board of directors standing behind him, Mayor Hyslop made the following proclamation:

“I do hereby proclaim June of 2018 as a month to celebrate the work of Fishing Has No Boundaries and to honor the volunteers, past and present, who have made this organization and its community service possible.”

Fishing Has No Boundaries was founded in Hayward in 1986, according to Campbell, who learned about the program when he volunteered at the Hayward event more than two decades ago, before bringing the program to Eagle River.

“The purpose of Fishing Has No Boundaries, a nonprofit, volunteer organization, is to open the great outdoors to all disabled persons through the world of fishing,” he said.

This year’s 25th annual Fishing Has No Boundaries on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes will be June 1-3, and will be hosted by Wild Eagle Lodge. Campbell said the event will have approximately 75 anglers who will be assisted by nearly 100 volunteers. About 20 pontoon boats and drivers will be needed for the weekend of fishing.

For more information on Fishing Has No Boundaries in Eagle River, to volunteer or provide a pontoon during the event, contact Campbell at (715) 479-9309.