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Justice on the Blue

A fly fishing event highlighting the work of Freedom 58
in addressing the global crisis of human trafficking and slavery.

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2024






RSVP for Justice on the Blue 2024:

JOTB 2021 highlights
At our 2019 Justice on the Blue, Jay Lorenzen opened our Justice on the Blue fundraiser with a quote from Heraclitus of Ephesus: “No man steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” Jay’s metaphor reminds us that while we fish on one of the most pristine rivers in North America, many people in the rest of the world were living in some of the most horrific conditions of slavery and polluted waters of oppression.

We look forward to introducing you to a lifetime pursuit of justice when you join us on the beautiful Blue River for an unforgettable day of fly fishing in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Our goal is to raise more than $250,000 and attendees are asked to consider a minimum donation of $5,000 for participation in this event.
We can't wait to have you join us for a weekend of joy and collaboration!


Bob, former All-Pro linebacker and "Orange Crush" defense member for the Denver Broncos, founded Freedom 58 and serves as its president. Libby, with over 20 years in the nonprofit sector and a deep passion for aiding the vulnerable and oppressed, is the executive director.


"We believe that the greater the joy, the greater the capacity to work in the broken, dark places of the world."

- Bob Swenson


The Lower Blue River is a habitat for a multitude of wildlife, from moose and otter to bald eagle and migratory waterfowl. Fish include naturalized brown trout, and may soon include whirling-disease resistant strains of rainbow trout. In fact, the Lower Blue River carries the designation of Gold Medal Trout Waters by the Colorado Division of Wildlife. 


McElroy Field is located at:
450 Airport Road, Kremmling, CO 80459. 
Ph: 970-724-0611

McElroy Field is friendly to Falcon 90s, Global Express, and Net Jets.

Learn more here.

Equipment & Clothing

Please be sure to bring several changes of clothes. Prepare for wet or cold weather. Layers and a coat will be needed in the evenings.

Fishermen equipment needed: fly rod, waders, shoes, and flies


Our goal is to raise more than $250,000 and attendees are asked to consider a minimum donation of $5,000 for participation in this event.


In addition to your hosts, Rob and Libby Swenson, you'll learn from Love Justice and their strategy to attack human trafficking at the most strategic moment.


We've got your lodging, fishing locations, and meals covered!

Friday, June 7
7:45 am:  Breakfast
9:30 am: Leave for fishing
10:00 am: Fishing begins!
12:30 pm:  Lunch
5:30 pm: Fishing concludes
5:45 pm: Wrap up