by Jessica Kiss form WJCL ABC and WTGS FOX:
POOLER, Ga.- Kids Fishing For A Cause happens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tom Triplett Community Park in Pooler on Saturday, August 24.
Tournament registrations get underway at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $5/angler.
All proceeds go to the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society, according to Sandy Roach.
Roach requests that parents and guardians plan to be with their children for the duration of the event to ensure everyone’s safety.
The “first 50 to register get a free gift bag & T-shirt,” said Roach. She also said they would be eligible to possibly win door prizes.
Trophies and awards will be given for 1st and 2nd place winners in two classes. There will also be an award for “big fish.” The awards presentation will happen at about 2:30 p.m.
Frank Buchman of the Georgia Department of Natural Resource’s Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery will be there as a special guest, said organizers.
The program begins at 10 a.m. with a patriotic presentation given by members of American Legion Post #322.
Several times before, the tournament was recognized by The Bass Federation as an “outstanding children’s event.”
Parents involved with the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will operate a concession stand during the event. People will be able to buy ”grilled lunches and cool treats at affordable prices.”
Should the weather turn bad Saturday morning, check the event’s Facebook page for updates on the event’s status. For now, Roach said it is “still a go!”