Big Brothers/Big Sisters

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Big Brothers/Big Sisters

The Big Brothers/Big Sisters Fishing Picnic is an annual event that the Englewood Fishing Club Co-sponsers with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Sun Coast.

It usually takes place in April at Chadwick Park, Manasota Key, and between 40-50 young boys and girls and their Big Brother or Big Sister Sponsor join us for a fun morning  introduction to fishing followed by a "hot dog" picnic.

Rods and reels are donated through the "Fishing Florida" Foundation  (license  plate program) and Gasparilla Marina provides the bait and beverages.  The Englewood Fishing Club runs the activities  and provides the many Club Volunteers it takes to assemble the rods, cut the bait and provide the "tutoring" to help the kids learn about fishing and catch some fish.   We have a mini tournament with prizes and certificates are awarded.  Every KID gets to keep their fishing rod.

 2014 DATE:     SATURDAY   APRIL  26,  2014

PLACE:  Chadwick Park, Manasota Key                          
TIME:    Fishing    9:00am - 12:00 Noon  
             Picnic    12:00 - 1:00pm

VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are the key to the success of this event.  If you can help at any time call Bob Nordstrom  941-412-0017.

The 2014 Big Brothers Big Sisters Event
was another success.  Great weather,  a lot of fun fishing and lots of hot dogs.  There were 45 boys and girls and over  100 volunteer helpers to introduce the kids to fishing.

CONGRATULATIONS  to "A.J." Mason who caught the longest fish, a nice  17"Spanish Mackerel  (Photo BB2950),  Chris Billerica who caught the largest fish, a 4 pound Pompano (photo BB0455),  Brianna Maltera who caught a very pretty pinfish  (photo BB2949) and all the other kids who had a nice day.   Thank you to all the volunteers from  Big Brothers and Sisters and the Englewood Fishing Club.  

You can check out more photos
of the event by clicking on the link below and  picking up a May 2 edition of "The Englewood Review"  which made this event their cover story.  By the way, that's  EFC  member Fred Cook helping   "AJ" and his  Big Sister with his  mackerel, and he will be at the May 8 meeting to autograph your copies.  

2014 Photos

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