Event chair looking for sponsors, volunteers and community partners
Last year, the Get Kids Hooked on Fishing event at Turtlehead Lake in Orland Park, IL taught over 250 children how to fish and raised over five thousand dollars for charity. After a hugely successful event and great feedback from the community, we are starting to gear up for the 2018 Get Kids Hooked on Fishing and are looking for sponsors and volunteers. The date is tentatively set for Sunday, September 16th, 2018.
Hosted by local resident and avid fisherman Kevin Miller, this event brought together community partners, local families and businesses from the south Chicago land area with one mission in mind – to teach kids how to fish and the values that go along with it.
As families arrived on site, they were greeted by volunteer fisherman to teach kids and parents how to properly use fishing gear, tie hooks, bait hooks, safely remove fish and educate them on the rules and regulations.
The kids ended up having an amazing time casting and catching fish throughout the day while enjoying the food trucks, face painting, balloon artists and bounce houses.
Why host the event again? Fishing is a great outdoor sport for the whole family. This sport is a great avenue to teach things like patience, determination and a sense of accomplishment when they succeed. Our goal is to help educate children and their parents on the proper ways to successfully fish and also instill the ethics and morals that go hand in hand. Plus, this event benefits the Kids Fit Foundation.
This event proved to be a fun, relaxing and educational day for the kids and also a great opportunity for parents and kids to meet fellow fishing enthusiasts for future fishing outings.
To get involved as a volunteer or sponsor for this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.