Help Secure the future of our sport
by helping these kids!!!
Jack Gilbreath a long time coach and educator now residing in
Newkirk, Oklahoma has made a major breakthrough within his school
system. He has actually managed to start a fishing club that is
available to the students through the school.
Right now, it is
just the available to the 9th-12th graders but he is hoping to
expand in the future. Fishing hasn't historically been that popular
in that region of the state, but Jack, formerly residing in the
Northeastern Oklahoma region, and a longtime fisherman has been
preaching the gospel to these kids and his program has taken off
There have been
so many kids wanting to get involved in the program that they have
gone over budget and are lacking essential supplies such as fishing
line, sinkers, hooks, bobbers, jigs...ect. Even fishermen in the
area willing to give a little of their time to help direct the young
students would be a tremendous donation. Wal-Mart is taking care of
the rods and reels, and they have received a grant from the "Keep
Kids Hooked on Fishing and not on Drugs" organization. But aren't
able to keep up with the demand.
There aren't any
tackle shops readily available to the kids even close to Newkirk
that could help supply these things and I am standing here asking
for any help that anyone could provide. Even your old half used
spools of line would be better than they have now.
I believe this
to be a tremendous breakthrough for the Future of our sport (making
fishing available to our children in the educational realm!!) and
should be completely supported by all who take the time to read
this. Who knows this could be the first step in getting this
program going in all schools statewide!! I know i sure would of
been signed up and so would of all of you.
Don't let this
opportunity slip through our fingers!!
If you would be
willing to donate anything at all, feel free to contact
Greg the editor
OR YOU CAN
CONTACT AND SEND DONATIONS TO JACK GILBREATH DIRECTLY OR GET MORE
Arkansas City High School
1200 West Radio Lane
Arkansas City, KS 67005