Operation Reboot Outdoors is a Maine organization that is committed to bridging the gap between military life and the transition back to civilian life. Dan Waite says he found his way out of the darkness and made it through the battle fields in the Middle East and has found a new mission here at home in Maine. Call it a new battle.

Like a lot of Mainers, Dan loves being outdoors. He says “My favorite therapy is found in the wilderness and on the water”. Dan and his Operation Reboot Outdoors Veteran Organization offers hunting and fishing trips to Veterans at no cost.

We introduced Dan to those who don’t know him earlier this year.

Now it’s our pleasure to promote ORO’s First Annual Welcome Home Ice Fishing Derby, Saturday March 20th from 7a.m until 3 p.m. at Ellis Pond in Roxbury.

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There’s a $20 entry fee, , with the first 100 paid registrants getting an ORO custom neck gaiter! Your entry also gets you in on our amazing door prizes!  Kids 11 and under can attend our derby for free with eligibility into our SMALLEST CATCH FOR KIDS! If kids wish to be eligible for the gaiter giveaway and door prizes, the $20 entry is required.

Courtesy Operation Reboot Outdoors

 

Dan also says "We will also have some incredible raffles at the derby $1 per ticket or $10 for an arm-length! We’ll have our gear on sale and some AMAZING food and coffee!"

Tickets are available in advance at area businesses, here’s info

Operation ReBoot Outdoors is giving away this 2021 Sportsman 570 EPS in Indy Red, valued at $8,000!

Courtesy Operation Reboot Outdoors

Enjoy the derby, both young and older and thank you to Dan and his family and associates.  Thanks for your service. And thank you for your continued service to our country and our community every day.

If you can help the non profit, here’s the LINK 

If you’re a veteran reach out to Operation Reboot Outdoors.

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