It's time to go fish in the sixth annual Elks Aidmore Kids Katch Fishing Contest, in partnership with The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, on May 5.
The Elks Aidmore, Inc. non-profit will host youth ages 5 to 15 on their campus in Conyers. The annual Fishing Contest is free to the public and is promoted primarily through the local elementary, middle, and high schools. Last year, more than 200 people attended and participants caught an average of 15 fish each.
“The fishing contest is the first day of fishing at Elks Aidmore and our way of thanking the community and inviting youth and their families to fish free on our campus,” said Abe Wilkinson, CEO, Elks Aidmore, Inc.
The contest aims to introduce both Elks Aidmore residents and the public to the joy of fishing and promote a better understanding of the natural environment.
Kids Katch is sponsored by The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and receives significant in-kind logistical support from Snapping Shoals EMC.
Elks Aidmore has provided services to Georgia’s at-risk youth, like foster children, for over 75 years through a wide range of programs. Starting in the 1930’s, Elks Aidmore provided services through clinics to youth who suffered from physical disabilities, this work lead to the creation of the Elks Aidmore Hospital in Atlanta, which served the same population until 1976. In 1977, Elks Aidmore changed is mission to serve children that are in foster care.
Elks Aidmore delivers its mission through a wide range of programs that focus on creating success for at-risk teenagers and young adults who are in foster care.