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L.A. Youth Invited to Join Urban Kids Fishing Derby
By Cora Jackson-Fossett
Published November 1, 2017

Wayne Hubbard with his daughter, Chayenne, at the 2016 Urban Kids Fishing Derby. (courtesy photo)

Los Angeles-area young people can learn all about the sport of fishing at the 2nd Annual Urban Kids Fishing Derby Los Angeles.

The free event, hosted by Urban American Outdoors (UAOTV), is set for Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, 4100 S. La Cienega Blvd., in Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, U.S. Forest Service, F.A.C.T.S Tutoring Services, Healthy Park Healthy People, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife will co-host the derby.

“If you are a parent, gather up the children and enjoy a day of family fun. The event is free, and there will be plenty of family fun, fishing and volunteers. Also, since it’s Veterans Day, members of the military will be honored as well,” said Candice Price, organizer and CEO of UAOTV.

Youth between the ages of 4 to 15 and accompanied by a parent or guardian are welcome to participate. Loaner fishing poles and bait will be provided. Space is limited to the first 250 children to register.

“The young anglers who have the winning catches will receive gifts and other outstanding prizes. For the biggest fish, there will be a $100 prize,” said Price who added that parts of the derby will be filmed for an upcoming segment on “Urban American Outdoors TV with host Wayne Hubbard.”

“UAOTV airs weekly on the nationally syndicated network, RLTV. The show offers sports enthusiasts a chance to view the outdoors from a different perspective. For the past 18 years, host Wayne Hubbard has shared his outdoors adventures, conservation tips, green ideas, wildlife information, and STEAM education with more than 100,000 youth,” explained Price.

To register online, visit urbankidsfish.com or call Candice Price at (913) 334-5177. 

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