Posted Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Tulsa, Okla. December 27, 2005 There is still time for communities and local organizations to sign up for hosting a fun turn-key youth fishing derby in 2006, but the deadline for doing so is fast approaching, January 31, 2006.
The fishing program is Wal-Mart Kids All-American Fishing presented by Zebco (KAAF). The reason for the early deadline is because the free-of- charge KAAF Derby Organizer Support Kits are built in advance based on approved event registrations.
Bringing a KAAF derby to a community is a simple process for just about any kind of organization willing to plan, coordinate, and host an on-the-water fishing event for local youth. More information, and the on- line application, are available at www.kids- fishing.com.
KAAF event organizers also have the unique opportunity to partner with local Wal-Mart stores to help increase the community experience. As title sponsor, Wal-Mart is encouraging its local stores to work with KAAF event organizers to help promote the derby, register participants, and host pre-derby hands-on activities (store participation may vary by area).
Kids All-American Fishing enjoys corporate support from a select group of companies committed to enriching America’s youth including title sponsor Wal- Mart stores, Inc. and presenting sponsor Zebco. Other companies partnering in the program are Banana Boat, Castrol, Eagle Claw, Fishingworld.com, Fujifilm, Keebler, Kellogg’s, Laker Fishing, Repel and Wet Ones.
KAAF is a program of HOFI, Inc., a Tulsa, Oklahoma, company. Since 1987, more than eight million youngsters and their families have participated in the program at events held throughout all 50 states and at U.S. military bases as far away as England, Germany, South Korea, and Japan.