For All Ages, Connecticut’s only nonprofit organization that connects the generations to combat loneliness and ageism, will host its inaugural Buddies and Bobbers Learn-to-Fish Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 22 in collaboration with and on-site at Winding Trails in Farmington.
This innovative free event, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will pair experienced angler volunteers age 50+ with children ages 6-12, accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Space is limited for this morning of nature-based fun, conservation education, intergenerational connection and competition. Pre-registration is required at forallages.org/fishing-derby Fishing licenses are not required, and gear will be provided for youth if needed.
“We are excited to be hosting an outdoor, in-person event,” says For All Ages founder and CEO Deb Bibbins. “We’re capping attendance to ensure social distancing protocols can be maintained,” she explains, “and we are looking forward to creating a safe environment in which adults can teach fundamental fishing skills to a new generation.”
Teams of young and experienced anglers will be treated to a free continental breakfast and lunch and will have the chance to win fun prizes.
Intergenerational connection has the power to change lives and communities, and For All Ages is committed to creating programs that give older adults the opportunity to share their wisdom and experience.
To submit a volunteer application to serve as a fishing instructor/adult partner or to register a child to participate, visit forallages.org/fishing-derby