DEAR KIDSFISHING VISITORS:
To remain unbiased we'll never run ads. We take no government funds. We
survive on donations averaging about $20. About the cost of dinner!
Now is the time we ask. If everyone reading this right now gave a few
dollars, our fundraiser would be done within an hour. We're a small
program with some of the same costs as a multi-million dollar operation:
website, servers, transportation, storage, equipment, staff and
programs. Kidsfishing is something special. It is like a library
or a public park where we can all go to share information and learn. If
Kidsfishing is useful to you, take one minute to keep it online and
ad-free another year. Thank you.
7/24/12 We just got off the phone with his
family. He absolutely loved to fish His family is
requesting donations to made on his behalf. You can pay using
any credit card or Paypal using the link on this page. You can
also mail gift cards for Bass Pro Shop, Dicks Sporting Goods
and Walmart. We redeem the gift cards for kids fishing tackle.
We also accept personal checks and used fishing equipment. For
more information please call 954-600-3747 and ask for Mark.
TO JOIN THE KIDS FISHING CLUB
Include your name, phone, child(s) name, age and city of residence.
South Florida only at this time. You will be added to our email
list and will be notified when we have events to offer. When
you email please indicate if your interested in our club events or
WE NEED USED FISHING
We're looking for old fishing rods, reels,
tackle and equipment. We sell the equipment for top dollar on
eBay and use the proceeds to buy all the tackle we need for our kids
fishing program. Items can be dropped off or shipped to
Kidsfishing.org, 304 Indian Trace #532, Weston Florida 33326.
Our mailbox is in The UPS Store so drop-offs anytime during business
hours are ok. If you have a large quantity of items to donate
please call to request a pickup.
GOT $250? WE NEED A
We need a new kidsfishing.org logo for kids
fishing t-shirts and our website. Donate using the link on
this page, or send the money to the online graphics company of your
choice. Just let us both know so know who to coordinate with.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ANGLER OF THE YEAR ETHAN ROGGE
South Florida kids fishing has two top prizes. The "classic" and "angler of
the year". The first one is a single tournament against the best bass fisherman
in South Florida. The second one is all about performance over an entire season,
over 8 tournaments with Broward County's Bass Fishing tournament series. It
takes a special angler to win that one. This season, with all the turns, all the
changes, all the obstacles thrown against these anglers, 10 yr old Ethan Rogge
of Weston has been the man. Winning the angler of the year is huge. This is the
one of those things that goes on your resume as an angler.
This is Ethan's second consecutive angler of the year award. I
remember taking him fishing while he was still in diapers. At first,
bringing him along was the only way my wife would let me go fishing.
Eventually I realized that if it was Ethan asking to go fish then we
could get out more often. I could have never dreamt him being at the
top of this sport at 10yrs old. And what a way to honor the memory
of his two grandfathers who lived to fish. Ethan is the
creator of kidsfishing.org!
OUR MISSION IS TO PRESERVE AND PROMOTE THE SPORT
OF FISHING BY TEACHING KIDS HOW TO FISH
Our main focus is THE KIDS FISHING CLUB which hosts events around South
Florida. But we also work with the Boy Scouts and other organizations
interested in kids fishing and provide consulting services to municipalities
and organizations nationwide interested in starting kids fishing clubs.
THE KIDS FISHING CLUB
We've participated in
kids fishing tournaments and derbies all over our region and wanted to offer
something different. We aren't against competitions, fact is you will
find my son participating in nearly every tournament in our area. But
along the way we've learned that competitive events are no place for children
to go to learn.
We started The Kids Fishing Club to teach kids how to fish.
Each of our monthly events includes hands on education where kids learn how
to cast, tie a fishing knot or identify different species of fish. We
keep every event fresh by always featuring a new type of bait, lure or
technique. We teach responsible angling, conservation and many other
important topics. Our events are not competitive and fun for the whole
family. Kids of all ages are welcome. And yes, parents can fish!
Kids receive fishing rods and a tackle box to keep and we provide all the
hooks, tackle and bait needed to fish. Drinks and snacks are also
included. Events are $15 per child and parents can learn for free.
We meet once a month on Sunday mornings and choose a different park nearly
every month. As we how have over 1000 members we kindly request that you email with any questions
or requests to join the club. Unfortunately, we just don't have the time
to take registrations over the phone.
TO JOIN THE KIDS FISHING CLUB PLEASE EMAIL
firstname.lastname@example.org and include the parents name, cell
phone, child's name and age, city of residence and how you heard about our
club. We will confirm receipt of your email within 30 days and you will be added to our email list and will receive notifications
about our future events.
SPONSORS ARE NEEDED
As little as $100 can sponsor drinks & snacks or
bait & tackle for a single event. We are also always looking for products
and gift certificates to feature our raffle which we feature at the end of every
event. Sponsors are to be listed on our website, event emails and flyers
and should consider sponsoring our events as a means of advertising for your
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED
We need volunteers to help out at our events. Anyone can
volunteer but we are especially looking for high school students eager
to earn volunteer service hours.
BOY SCOUTS / CUB SCOUTS /
We are qualified instructors for troops interested in earning the Boy Scouts
Fishing Merit Badge, Cub Scout Fishing Pin and Cub Scouts Fishing Belt Loop.
BIRTHDAY PARTIES / YOUTH GROUPS / CAMPS / RELIGIOUS
GROUPS / ETC
Contact us if you are interested in hosting a family fun event just for your
group. A kids fishing birthday party would be a blast for your guests. We
are available to teach your camp or youth group a few things about fishing. Fishing is fun and a great way to
bond with your kids. Call us for help with your next event.
START A KIDS FISHING CLUB
We work closely with municipalities and organizations all over the country
that are interested in starting a similar program. Please contact us if
you would like our help.
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June 24th, 2012 - Thanks for giving us some airtime on our
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VOLUNTEERS - We are
desperate for volunteers to help out at our events. Event volunteers are
needed to bait hooks, untangle rods and helping kids learn how to fish. This is
a perfect way to earn some high school volunteer hours but anyone is welcome to
help out. Events are a couple of hours long and usually held late in the
day Sunday out in West Broward. If you are interested please email and we
will notify you when we are hosting an event.
DONATIONS - We have an
ongoing need for equipment and prizes. You can send a donation via Paypal
or mail a Bass Pro gift card. For smaller donations you are encouraged to
purchase a Guy Harvey raffle ticket.
BACK TO SCHOOL - SUPPLY DRIVE - 2011
October 9, 2011 - Our first annual school supplies drive was a success!
We asked those attending our Kids Fishing Club event at Vista View Park in
Davie Florida to bring school supplies. We collected over $300 worth supplies
to benefit The Broward Education Foundation. The donated items will greatly
benefit the students and teachers of Broward County Public Schools. Thank you
to everyone that participated and helping to make a difference in our
community. The Broward Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. You may
click here to view the
confirmation letter pdf
to our spokesman, Ethan Rogge. On January 7th 2011 Ethan was
honored with The Barnum Award for creating The Kids Fishing Club.
In conjunction to his award, Kidsfishing.org gave away over 60 free tickets to
The Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Miami.
Click here for more information
THANK YOU TO FISH
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