(C.A.S.T. For Kids Foundation Press Release)
Thanks to the generous donations of several organizations, businesses and community groups, Kitsap County children ages 5 to 14 years old will have an opportunity to receive a hands-on fishing lesson at the Fourth Annual “Fishing Kids” event scheduled for Saturday, June 18, 9 am – 3 pm at Island Lake County Park, 1087 NW Island Lake Road in Poulsbo.
Groups of 50 children will come to Island Lake to learn proper fishing techniques from volunteer anglers and fish from the shore in 45 minute sessions. Each pre-registered child will receive a Zebco rod & reel combo and an event t-shirt. Participants will also have the opportunity to take part in water safety, boating and natural resource demonstrations provided by the Washington State Dept. of Fish & Wildlife. Registration is limited to the first 300 youths.
This event is made possible through a partnership with local sportsman’s clubs and the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation. Event sponsors include: the Bremerton Sportsman’s Club, Kitsap Poggie Club, Long Lake Bass Club, North Kitsap/Bainbridge Island Trout Unlimited Chapter, Kitsap Fly Anglers, Kitsap County Parks & Recreation, The Suquamish Tribe, AJO Consulting, Plaza Barber Shop, United Moving & Storage, Kitsap Federal Credit Union, Les Schwab Tires, Liberty Mutual, Walmart Foundation, Zebco and Eagle Claw.