Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
While this proverb catches newbie fishermen, it casts wider when introducing youth to the wonders of the outdoors.
This spring, the non-profit Twin Cities Walleyes Unlimited organization helped foster those introductions, building/donating a storage shed that sits on the Camp Fire Minnesota property located on the shores of Lake Minnewashata (3300 Tanadoona Dr., Excelsior, MN).
The shed stores Camp Fire Minnesota’s fishing and water-front equipment.
In an effort to fill the shed’s shelves, Twin Cities Walleyes Unlimited also donated fishing poles, tackle and tackle boxes.
“Camp Fire Minnesota is an inclusive nature-based youth development organization, serving a highly diverse population of youth in the Twin Cities metro area” says Becca Fink, Director of Programs and Operations at Camp Fire Minnesota. “Youth have expressed a strong interest in fishing, having this new shed to store and organize our fishing gear will help increase our ability to provide fishing experiences and provide our kids an exciting opportunity to grow new outdoor skills”.
Introducing kids to the outdoors while supporting the sport of fishing plays right into Twin Cities Walleyes Unlimited’s strength: connecting people to the sport of fishing.
Twin Cities Walleyes Unlimited, Inc. organized in 2016 with the purpose of connecting individuals who share a passion for fishing, while helping anglers improve their skills and knowledge. In addition, Twin Cities Walleyes Unlimited gives back to the communities it serves by volunteering time and resources.
Twin Cities Walleyes Unlimited, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The club meets monthly September through May and its meetings feature guest speakers. Past speakers have included Al Linder, Babe Winkelman, Chip Leer, Gary and Tony Roach, Bill Sherck, Ted Takasaki and Dave Gentz.
For more Twin Cities Walleyes Unlimited information, visit tcwalleyes.com.