100 BLACK MEN OF WEST TEXAS, INC. PRESENTS THE 14th ANNUAL KIDS’ FISHING DERBY

100 BLACK MEN OF WEST TEXAS, INC. PRESENTS THE 14th ANNUAL KIDS’ FISHING DERBY

On Saturday, June 4, 2011 from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., the 100 Black Men of West Texas, Inc. , in conjunction with the Texas Game Warden’s Association, will present the 14th Annual Kids’ Fishing Derby. This event will once again be held at Mae Simmons Park located at MLK Blvd. & Canyon Lakes Drive in Lubbock, Texas. The Kids’ Fishing Derby is held on the first Saturday in June of each year since this is the day that anyone can fish in the state of Texas without a fishing license. {{more}}While this event has been presented for 14 years, the last two years yielded record attendance wherein the combined attendance, youth and adult, was over 1,400 people. For this year alone, it is estimated that over 1,000 youth will be in attendance and another 600 – 700 adults will be present. Fishing Derby Chairman, Rev. Charles Hankson says “regardless of the number of people that show up, the 100 Black Men feed everyone and especially all of kids. We will also provide all kids with prizes and free gifts.” Reverend Hankson further said: “to make the fishing competition fun and exciting, the Texas Game Wardens and the 100 will once again stock the lake with 1,000 pounds of live fresh cat fish. We will even have a fish tank full of perch for the kids who are 6 years old and under to make it easier for the very little ones.” The success of this annual event grabbed the attention of the leadership of the international organization of the 100 Black Men of America so much so that the West Texas Chapter earned the title of the “National Chapter of the Year in Mentoring” for the entire organization. In promotion of the 100s health and wellness program, the 100 has partnered with UMC Health Systems in Lubbock, Texas this year to present a prostate cancer screening during the Kids’ Fishing Derby. The screenings will be performed by skilled UMC doctors and health professionals in the comfort of the Mae Simons Senior Center which is just north and in walking distance of the fishing area. The Kid’s Fishing Derby has become one of the most consistent, popular, and fastest growing mentoring event in the city of Lubbock. With the assistance of UMC and the presentation of the prostate health screenings, fathers and interested men have yet another good reason to come out to the park on June 4th. For more information including Fishing Derby pre-registration, log on to www.100bmwt.weebly.com or call 744-0213.