Foundation For Exceptional Warriors Visit Grand Lake

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The Foundation for Exceptional Warriors (FEW) recently visited Grand Lake for their 2nd annual bow fishing trip.

Unfortunately, the trip to Grand took place the last weekend of April when we had the crazy rain and the lake came up so fast.

But that didn’t stop these guys from having a great time and loving their experience at Grand Lake.

Exceptional Warriors Grove OK Bow FishingBrad Davis with TNT Archery Bowfishing in Coweta, OK organized the 7 boats for the bow fishing adventure between the rains and the guys had a blast.

There was supposed to be a skeet shooting session on Saturday but that got washed out, so Davis found someone to come and show the Exceptional Warriors how to make their own knives – and the guys raved about that experience.

When the Exceptional Warriors arrived at their accommodations in Grove at the Angle House vacation rental, they were greeted with a table full of Girl Scout Cookies donated by a troop in California that heard about their organization.

Additionally, there were hundreds of Thank You cards courtesy of the efforts of the daughter of Holly Mariconda, who owns the Angel House vacation rental where the Exceptional Warriors stayed.

According to Holly, “what a humbling experience.  Being around those amazing veterans all weekend is a true eye opener.

The FEW defines Exceptional Warriors as the ‘operators’ within the Special Operations Forces community, those heroes that have been honored by the Department of Defense for the valorous actions and the warriors that have been combat wounded.

This is an adventure based outreach program designed to reach Exceptional Warriors and recognize their unique needs.


Adventures provided by the FEW to Exceptional Warriors are called ‘therapeutic recreation’ and are designed to create a sense of connection and personal empowerment for the Exceptional Warriors.

This is the 2nd year in a row that the FEW has come to Grand Lake, each time being hosted by and staying at Angel House on Grand Lake.

The Angel House is a beautiful vacation rental located in a protected cove just off the Honey Creek arm of Grand Lake in Grove.

This recently renovated home features 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms over 2 floors, with accommodations for up to 14 people.

To learn more about the Angel House and check availability, visit their website at

I certainly salute these Exceptional Warriors and everyone involved with bringing this amazing group to Grand Lake.

To learn more about the Foundation for Exceptional Warriors and see how you can support this outstanding organization, visit their website at

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