2016 Healing Heroes in Action Tour: A Look Back


For the second year in a row, OPTIMA Batteries partnered with Elite angler and 2016 Bassmaster Classic Champion Edwin Evers to give deserving Purple Heart veterans once-in-a-lifetime fishing experiences through the OPTIMA Batteries Healing Heroes in Action Tour. In 2016, new partnerships with presenting sponsor General Tire and BASS brought the tour to a national audience via livestreams on Bassmaster.com.

Since its start in 2015, the Healing Heroes in Action Tour has raised more than $23,000 for the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation. This year, the tour stopped in Durant, Okla. Union Springs, N.Y., Jonesboro, Ark and Ashland, Va., and included ten Purple Heart veterans, seven Elite pros and innumerable lasting memories.

OPTIMA Batteries wishes to thank Edwin, General Tire, BASS, the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation, and most importantly, our country’s bravest men and women who dedicate their life to service.

Find photos from this year’s events in the Healing Heroes in Action Tour photo gallery below and on our Facebook page.