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Youth invited to interact with anglers at fishing tournament

Published: 4/7/2011
Related Document: Fishing4Reel-4.7.11.pdf

COLUMBIA, S.C. - (April 7, 2011) Youth will have the opportunity to interact with anglers participating in the Fishing4Reel Outdoors Lake Murray bass fishing tournament during a special cookout on Saturday, April 16, 2011, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Dreher Island State Recreation Area.

As anglers come to shore to weigh-in their catches, Fishing4Reel Outdoors will offer youth the chance to meet participating anglers and interact with them at the cookout. The event free, and fishing poles will be provided by Shakespeare fishing tackle. The cookout is an outreach designed to encourage disadvantaged youth.

In addition to hosting bass fishing tournaments in the Southeast, Fishing4Reel, founded by Maliek Carrington in 2009, hosts events to reach out to underprivileged youth to provide them with opportunity to fish and learn more about bass fishing with a commitment to resource conservation, product cultivation, sport development, professional integrity and family values. Fishing4Reel also helps at-risk youth by speaking at local schools, and introducing youth to boating and fishing.

"Help me empower underserved communities across our country and build a sustainable lifestyle for all people to enjoy the great outdoors," said Maliek Carrington. "It pays to go Fishing4Reel."

For more information about the Fishing4Reel Outdoors or the cookout, visit f4routdoors.com. Youth ministries and other youth organizations interested in participating, contact Maliek Carrington at (704) 840-7536.

About Fishing4Reel Outdoors
Fishing4Reel Outdoors (F4R) is a for profit organization developed to offset the current power dynamic in the fishing industry that has created a top down effect that fails to recognize a significant portion of anglers as viable consumers.

About Columbia Regional Sports Council

The mission of the Columbia Regional Sports Council is to strengthen the area's economy by marketing and selling the Columbia, SC region (City of Columbia, Lexington County, Richland County) as a premier destination for sporting events, partnering with local sports organizations to grow and develop existing events, and by recruiting new events which provide an economic benefit to the region by generating room nights, food and beverage sales, and associated tax revenues.

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