20th annual Kids' Fishing Derby to take place Saturday - FOX34 Lubbock

20th annual Kids' Fishing Derby to take place Saturday


(Press Release)

The 100 Black Men of West Texas, Inc. (the 100), in conjunction with the Texas Game Warden's Association, will present the 20th annual Kids' Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 1, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mae Simmons Park located at MLK Blvd. and Canyon Lakes Drive in Lubbock.

Mae Simmons Playa will be stocked with over 1,000 pounds of catfish just prior to the event. Youth anglers may either keep the fish they catch or release them. Because loaner fishing rods and reels are very limited, all parents and youth are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear.

Twenty years ago, the 100 envisioned presenting a fishing event that would afford youth mentee of the organization a unique outdoor opportunity to learn a valuable survival skill from a mentor and at the same time learn to exercise the virtue of patience.

“Regardless of the number of people that show up to fish or who just want to hang out and enjoy the day, we, [the 100], will feed everyone in attendance, especially our most precious attendees - the kids” said Fishing Derby Chairman Emeritus, Rev. Charles Hankson.

In addition to free fishing, free food and soft drinks, prizes will be awarded to boys and girls in specific age categories who catch the most fish, the largest fish and the most unique catch. This event promises to provide a special opportunity for family bonding, outdoor fun and some guaranteed good fishing for the kids. There is no cost for participation or attendance. 

For more information regarding this event, contact Reggie Dial, president and PR director, at 806-438-8464.


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