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Inaugural Kids Win Fishing Tournament Coming To The Wharf

April 12, 2017

Prominent columnist Doug Larson had the right idea, stressing that “if people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.” Sage advice! Sometimes disconnecting from the conveniences of modern life can actually connect you more to the stuff that truly matters, like family, friends and mother nature. The inaugural Kids Win at The Wharf fishing tournament is the perfect chance for local youth to do just that and the scenic Coastal Alabama waters deliver the ideal setting.

The excitement commences April 21st with registration and packet pick-up in the afternoon. The first 100 kids to register will receive a t-shirt, DAIWA rod and reel, tackle box and an awesome goodie bag! The angling will kick off bright and early the next morning. There will be two divisions, permitting the “small fries” ages 3 to 8 years old and the “large fries” ages 9 to 13 to be in the running for up to five category honors, including the Longest and Oddest Fish awards! There will be face painting, a bounce house, fighting chairs to snap pictures on and much more. Our friends Bryant Bank will be grilling hot dogs amidst all the action. One of the ultimate perks of the contest is the grand weigh-in. The infamous Wharf Marlin Circle, where many a professional angler has loaded up their mighty catch, will be the prime location for a priceless photo opp. Each child will be granted that special moment to pose with his or her prized fish!

“Every kid is a winner” happens to be the unofficial motto of the tournament and this statement couldn’t ring more true. Fishing, whether recreational or competitive, has been known to impart confidence in children, build independence and self-esteem, as well as a heightened appreciation of the great outdoors. Beverly Morgan, Director of Operations at The Wharf Marina, has seen this outcome first-hand and wishes to witness much more of it in the future. “My biggest hope is that this unique event will not only provide an environment for kids to detach from phones, computers and video games, but also allow the opportunity for them to spend much-needed quality time with their parents, old friends and maybe some new ones as well.”

Along with setting the stage for memory making and hopefully a lifetime love of the sport, Kids Win will also benefit local community schools. A portion of proceeds from each sponsorship package will be directly donated to the Baldwin County Education Coalition, a non-profit organization that advocates for improved education in this immediate area.

It’s simple, really. Show a child how to safely bait a hook and cast a line and just watch the smiles develop by the dozen.

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