In hospital/at home
"Dry Fishing" kits are given to children in the hospital so that they can practice casting and retrieving safely from their hospital bed. Several games are shared with them to practice casting into a target and dream about the fish they will be catching soon.
Educational cards and videos are also shared with the children to help them learn about the fish and their habitats.
Fishing is Relief Events
To help pediatric cancer patients and their families find some relief through fishing! Four times a year, we invite pediatric cancer families to join us at a seawall, pier or dock for a day of fishing. This event pairs each child with an experienced angler and all the fishing supplies necessary to bring in the relief. Lunch will be provided, sun protective hats and shirts provided by GILLZ Technical Fishing apparel , fishing poles for all kids and parents, courtesy of Finn's Fighters and Southeastern Fishing Tackle and bait courtesy of Sailor Mike's Bait & Tackle and Cooper's Shrimp Shack, Live Shrimp, Frozen Bait and Tackle. Most of all, this is an opportunity to come together with others who share a similar battle, and just be a kid!
Inshore Fishing Trip
Professional, licensed Captains take one family at a time on a 4 hour inshore fishing adventure. They get to put their skills to the test on the water searching for fish, all the while enjoying the beautiful environment, family bonding and time to just be a kid. The majority of our families have never had the opportunity to be this close to sea life. These are the moments that memories are made, and families can relax and focus on the present and not cancer.