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October 26, 2007

SC Reel Kids and JymSu Foundation team up for benefit fishing tourney

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ SC Reel Kids program is teaming up to support the JymSu Foundation and others for a Team Tournament to be held Saturday, Nov. 17 at Dreher Island State Park on Lake Murray.

Along with the bass tournament, there will be free activities for kids to enjoy from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at Dreher Island State Park (entrance fee to the park will be required). There will be casting games, prizes, and free food for the kids. Kids can also visit the SC Reel Kids booth and build their own crankbait and enjoy other fun activities. WIS TV’s own Craig Melvin will also be present as a guest. Christian recording artist Cindy McKeowen will perform at 1 p.m. and close out the day’s activities with a final performance at 5 p.m.

The deadline for teams to enter is Wednesday, Oct. 31. The entry fee for teams is $300. Visit the JymSu Foundation Web site for more information: www.jymsubassbaits.com/servlet/Detail?no=276.
The JymSu Foundation is an organization that helps children with special needs. Created by JymSu Bass Baits, the Foundation provides opportunities for special needs children to have a day on the lake to ride around or fish. The Team Tournament entry fees will help purchase a brand new pontoon that will make it easier for the JymSu Foundation to continue its dreams of taking special needs children, especially those who are wheelchair bound, out for a day on the lake.

The goal of S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) SC Reel Kids program is to help children learn about and enjoy their natural environment. As an SC Reel Kid, children will do more than just go fishing. They will work toward goals like catching their first fish, learning about fish and improving fish habitats. Each child will receive a reward for each goal completed. SC Reel Kids is a free program for parents and children or families.            

DNR protects and manages South Carolina’s natural resources by making wise and balanced decisions for the benefit of the state’s natural resources and its people.

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