- Stepping onto a boat and casting a line doesn't come easy for some people.
The Northwoods "Let's Go Fishing" pontoon helps veterans, seniors, the disabled get on the lake for a day of fun.
The Northwoods chapter needs volunteer captains and mates to keep the rides running.
The first training session is tomorrow night at 6 p.m. at the Pavilion at Hodag Park in Rhinelander.
Chapter President Mark Schroeder says the program is like lake therapy.
"Hey for one thing we are out on the water. It's something that is good for all us; it is good for everyone really," said Schroeder.
Anyone can volunteer to be a captain or a mate.
The training takes about two hours.
"When you're out in the water, there's something that happens. It is the look that people have, it's the smile have. It truly changes your attitude towards life," said Pastor Rod Ankrom of Calvary Baptist Church.
Pontoon rides run through mid-September.
If you want to schedule a ride or volunteer, call 715-219-5436.
Let's Go Fishing Northwoods Chapter
|Story By: Natalie Cardona