Press Release - For Immediate Release
Satilla Riverkeeper announces a free upcoming event for the whole family. Satilla Riverkeeper's "FISHING FOR FUN" promises to be an outdoor adventure that everyone can enjoy at their own pace anytime between Friday, September, 11th at 5:00 AM until Sunday, September, 20th at 7:00 PM.
Satilla Riverkeeper has hosted the popular A.J. Strickland “King of the River” Tournament in previous years, but the public health guidelines concerning COVID-19 and group gatherings did not make it feasible this year.
Instead, the nonprofit group hopes to bring some socially-distant outdoor fun to the community with the free event “Fishing For Fun!”
“We're inviting our river friends to spend some time fishing on the beautiful Satilla, share photos of your catch with us, and have a chance to snag some great prizes in the process,” said Renee’ Choate, Satilla Riverkeeper’s Development and Event Director.
Several prizes have been donated by local businesses, including a customized Satilla Spin rod and multiple gift cards. Prize winners will be drawn randomly from photo entries submitted by participants. 1 photo = 1 raffle ticket for the prize drawing. Size, species, nor the number of fish caught will influence your chances of winning.
HOW TO ENTER:
Submitted photos will be shared in the Facebook event and an album on Satilla Riverkeeper's Facebook page.
Rules for "FISHING FOR FUN" Drawing
“We hope that you enjoy this time of "Fishing For Fun!" at your own pace. Relax, take photos, make memories, breathe in the fresh air, and fish as much or as little as you like while you enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Satilla River,” said Renee’ Choate.
Sponsors of “Fishing for Fun!” include Satilla Feed & Outdoors, Douglas Rotary Club, Mainstreet Blackshear, PrimeSouth Bank, Dental Care Associates of Waycross.
Prizes donated by Capt. Bert's Quality Lures, Winge's Bait and Tackle, Tractor Supply, Eagle Pawn Outfitters, Ollie's Bargain Outlet, Bass Pro Shops, Lee Hardware, Addictive Aquatics, and Walmart.