Fish were aplenty and fun was all around during the June Take-A-Kid Fishing, sponsored annually by the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central.
The day started from 8am with Rotarian volunteers meeting for a quick overview to recap the fishing event, which aimed to give the children the knowledge and tools on how to fish, said a Rotary press release.
The children, who came from primary schools within the different districts, arrived on schools buses and also with family members. Upon arrival at the Safe Haven dock, the youngsters were registered, with each child receiving a free T-shirt. It was then time to go fishing!
Boarding two of the Caribe Countess ships, were more than 80 children who had the time of their lives. It was a beautiful, sunny and calm day for fishing and the kids caught a plethora of fishes, which were then released back into the ocean.
The annual Take-a-Kid fishing trip is sponsored by proceeds from the annual fundraising Music Extravaganza event that Rotary Central puts on each year to fund a variety of its community projects.
‘Rotary Central members take their community responsibility seriously, especially when it comes to the kids,’ Rotary 2005-06 President Lyndhurst Bodden said in the release. ‘Many of the youngsters have never been fishing before and we want to show them there are good and fun things to do in our community.’