Posting on behalf of Tom Grace.
It's a great event, and a great way to give back to our service men and women. Here's the 411.
Please mark your calendars and volunteer your time and boat for a few hours on June 15th at Pueblo Reservoir for our 8th annual Ft. Carson Kids Fishing Day.
This has become a big deal for the kids and families. As a THANK YOU to our troops and families we offer our time, expertise and boats to the kids of deployed moms and dads serving our country. Many are serving in the mid-East and away from their families for extended periods and multiple deployments.
The kids are given rods and reels and tackle boxes with some goodies to make their time on the water memorable. They are supplied with life jackets and water and a hot dog cookout afterwards as well as prizes for the largest, smallest, and oddest catch and biggest fish story of the day. This has been written up in BASSTimes over the last few years.
We are in need of 35 boaters (more if possible) for the kids, a camera boat and maybe some adults or press people. "Hopes Float" provides the pontoon boat for anyone with impairments to enjoy themselves on the water as well. Last year we had 80 kids plus some parents and guardians but this year we've had to back it down to 60 because of a conflicting event that will take some of our previous years' boaters out of state for a qualifying tournament so we REALLY NEED YOUR HELP.
All boaters are invited to participate as they have in the past whether it's from the Bass clubs, the Walleye association or anyone with a sea worthy vessel that can give these kids a few hours of fun and enjoyment. The Wounded Warriors will have a tournament immediately afterwards with 40 participants - they'll fish till 5 pm. They'll start as soon as the kids are on the bus headed back to Ft. Carson. So we NEED YOUR HELP.
Please contact me or Sam Heckman and give a few hours back to the people who protect us and give us the liberties and freedoms we have that allow us to do what we all love to do.
Tom Grace - [email protected] - (c)303-726-3668
Sam Heckman - [email protected]
And please forward this to anyone you know who would like to be a part of this great event.