Participants in the Kids Day of Fishing cast lines into the Civic Center Pond in hopes of catching a catfish, perch or bass in Fairfield in 2012. (Daily Republic file 2012)
Kids Day of Fishing announces 2014 events
FAIRFIELD — Kids day of Fishing Inc. has announced its upcoming events.
All events are for children with special needs and include shirts, rods and reel combinations, tackle kits, bait and trophies.
- The Robert Orlando Kids Fishing Derby takes place April 26 at the Fairfield Civic Center Pond. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. and the derby at 8:30 a.m. The event is for the first 250 children and teens, ages 3-15.
- Two hundred Travis Air Force Base children and teens will get their chance to fish May 17 at Travis Golf Course Pond. A barbecue lunch is planned. For information, call 424-5392.
- The 8th Annual Kids Day of Fishing is June 21 at Lake Solano Park. It’s open to 100 children, ages 3-13. Check-in begin at 8 a.m.
- Kids Day on the Bay is Aug. 12. The event is for about a dozen special needs youth of all ages.
Pre-registration is required for all events.
Kids Day of Fishing, a nonprofit based in Fairfield, was begun by the late Larry Johns, who had a son with cerebral palsy. Today, Mike Johns, Larry Johns’ son, carries on the tradition. The organization was founded in 2007. Larry Johns died in 2008.
Information on all events can be found at www.kidsdayoffishing.org/or by calling 425-9792.
Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.
Kids Day of Fishing Inc. at the Civic Center Pond
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