Subject: 3rd Annual Deployed Ft. Carson Soldiers Kid Fishing Day
Colorado Springs, CO - The Colorado Walleye Association (CWA), Colorado TBF, the Colorado B.A.S.S. Federation, and Fort Carson Family Housing (FCFH) announce a fun and exciting fishing opportunity for children of deployed Ft. Carson soldiers.
With the fishing and outdoors mentor/teacher of Ft. Carson kids being deployed overseas and these kids opportunity to enjoy what Colorado has to offer in the way of fishing being temporarily delayed, the CWA in conjunction with, Colorado TBF, the Colorado B.A.S.S. Federation and FCFH have developed an exciting and educational day of fishing for these kids. On 14 June 2008, FCFH will deliver children of actively deployed Fort Carson soldiers to Pueblo Reservoir, where CWA, Colorado TBF and B.A.S.S. members will volunteer their time to take these kids for a day of fishing fun.
The kids will be bussed from Ft. Carson to Pueblo Reservoir where they will be met by volunteers from CWA, Colorado TBF and B.A.S.S. The kids will be pared up, one on one with a seasoned tournament angler (parents or other siblings are welcome to go along). Boats will be launched and the kids will be taken out for a day of quality fishing time. Each kid will also be provided with a Zebco fishing rod/reel, basic tackle and other fishing supplies of which they will be able to take home after the event. Boats will meet around 1pm at the North Marina area where the kids will be fed lunch provided by FCFH and Lil' Caesars Pizza. After lunch the kids will compete in a Casting Kids Competition held by the Pikes Peak Bassmasters.
Two of the four pillars in the CWA mission statement are "Community" and "Education" Ft. Carson is part of the CWA South Chapter "community" and the CWA will use this opportunity to educate Ft. Carson kids on how to enjoy the fishing opportunities that exist in our state. In addition, the Colorado B.A.S.S. Federation sponsors similar activities such as the Jr. Bassmasters and assists with C.A.S.T. (Catch A Special Thrill - for disadvantaged and disabled).
Mark Browning, Outreach Coordinator for GMH/Fort Carson Family Housing has started taking sign-ups for up to 60 kids who have an interest in fishing and aquatic education. Mark can be reached at (719) 576-3198 or via e-mail at [email protected]
This event has been sponsored by Aurora Gander Mountain, Walleye Central, Mack's Lure, Colorado Springs Sportsman's Warehouse, Pure Fishing, Coca-Cola, Zebco, Ranger Boats, Lil' Caesars of Pueblo, Gray Bus Line, Colorado State Parks, Colorado Division of Wildlife, Pueblo and Pueblo West American Legion, Baja Broadband and Matzuo. Additional sponsors are welcome; anything donated will go directly to the kids for them to keep.
For more information contact Dave Kooser of the Colorado Walleye Association by logging on to www.cwaonline.net
and looking me up. Alternatively you can post a reply here at CF.
Colorado Walleye Association
South Chapter Director