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Kayak fishing with Henry County's Special Olympians

Written by Zach Yurchuck
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This weekend a group of volunteers from the Georgia Kayak Fishing Foundation, a charitable non-profit organization, joined forces with the Henry County Water and Sewer Authority as well as the Henry County Special Olympics to take a group of Special Olympics athletes for a day of kayaking and fishing.

Thirty five athletes and over 100 addition family members and volunteers gathered at the Cubihatcha Outdoor Recreation Center in Henry County this Saturday. Festivities started at 9:00 am and within 15 minutes, the athletes were either reeling in bluegill and catfish left and right or paddling across the +200 acre reservoir. Athletes took turns paddling and fishing; some even got the chance to do both simultaneously and had a blast nailing bluegill off the beds using crickets and worms under bobbers.

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Many parents and family members got in on the fun by testing out the kayaks and wetting some lines themselves. Event organizers hoped that this would be a relaxing and fun experience for the athletes and their families that would give them a chance to enjoy the great outdoors and forget about their stresses, if only for a few hours. Judging by the number of smiles from everyone involved, this mission was accomplished.

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For more information on getting involved in your local Special Olympics or the Georgia Kayak Fishing Foundation, visit http://www.specialolympics.org/ and http://www.georgiakayakfishingfoundation.org/

To keep up to date with articles written by Zach Yurchuck please visit:  Atlanta Kayak Fishing Examiner

 

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