Former NFL player, Kendall Newson, knows a thing or two about getting kids involved in sports. He has used his platform as a professional athlete to make kids aware that sports can lead to bigger things. First it was football, but now he’s introducing kids to the sport of fishing.
“It’s all about playing to win in life,” explains Newson, who played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans and Miami Dolphins. “Studies show that sports benefit the mind as well as the body.”
Newson and his fishing friends will be taking over Anderson Park on Saturday, October 28, with the goal of “teaching a child to fish.”
Event Title: Teach a Child to Fish – Youth Fishing Clinic
Date and Time of Event:
October 28, 2017
Atlanta Youth Fishing Clinic
Teach a Child to Fish, will provide a youth fishing clinic to a number of 100 youths on the Westside of Atlanta. Westside community youth will catch their first fish and learn the basic of knots, lures, catch and release and casting lessons. Boating safety will be taught as well and other safety issues with on the water safety. Healthy eating habits, and the importance of being fit and finishing school will be the topics for our guest speakers.
Pre- Warm-up: 8:15am- 8:50am — Timeka Newson
Fishing- 9:00pm- 12:30pm- Kendall Newson
Casting, Knots, Lures, Rod Benders and other Field Educators
Lunch: 12:30pm—1:30pm- Chick-Fila
Boat Safety Presentation / Motivation Speaker- 2:00pm – 2:30pm Kendall Newson, NFL Player Thomas Johnson and Alfonzo Carrere
Back to fishing and teaching- 2:50pm – 4:30pm
We want to encourage outdoors recreation, and expose a different sport to a diverse group of kids. Explain, the fishing industry opportunities, from pre-K, middle school, high school, college, and professionally.
The basics, safety and tips, all taught by Newson and his team. This is a chance for the entire family to get involved in fishing.
Newson adds: “We have so many people come and go with a new attitude about family outdoor activities. When you see kids catching fish with their parents for the first time, it’s priceless!”