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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Outdoor Nation Youth Summit & Festival.

Central Park, NYC June 19-20, 2010

The Take Me Fishing™ campaign is a proud partner of the inaugural Outdoor Nation Youth Summit & Festival.
Outdoor Nation is a growing community of young artists, athletes and advocates from across the country that have joined together to champion and preserve the outdoors for future generations. According to research by the Outdoor Foundation, kids say cost, time, getting dirty and a risk of danger are among the top reasons they don’t spend time outdoors. To help combat this growing trend, Take Me Fishing is joining the Outdoor Foundation, Backpacker, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, the North Face and other partners for a two-day event in the most renowned urban park in the world.

Adventures NYC Festival

Outdoor Nation will kick-off at the 6th annual Adventures NYC festival—a spectacular day of outdoor adventure in Central Park! This event is free and open to the general public.
The Take Me Fishing campaign is proud to join with South Bend Sporting Goods and The Sports Authority for an exciting display in the Take Me Fishing Zone.
Visitors to the booth may win instant prizes or enter-to-win prizes such as:
  • One (1) $1000 gift certificate to The Sports Authority
  • One (1) Camping Kit valued at $745.97 which includes: One (1) TNF Rock 32 – 3 person tent; Two (2) Aleutian Bx Sleeping Bags; Two (2) Terra 65 Internal Packs; Two (2) TSA ¼ ton chairs.
  • One (1) Men’s Diamondback Edgewood Hybrid Bike valued at $369.99
  • Two (2) N Gage Packs valued at $100 each
  • Two (2) Ready 2 Fish Multi-Species Combos valued at $50 each
  • Two (2) Ready 2 Fish Bass Combos valued at $50 each
  • Fifty (50) Ready 2 Fish Expansion Kits valued at $14.99 each
Attendees will be able to fish in portable, stocked fishing tanks, watch fishing clinics and demonstrations and receive giveaways. Take Me Fishing ‘Master Caster’ and N’GAGE spokesman Aaron McAlexander will be on-site to demonstrate casting tricks and provide casting instruction.
The event will also include climbing walls, Dagger & Wilderness Systems Paddle Sports Center, Outdoor Career Fair, music & entertainment and dozens of exhibitors.

Youth Summit

Five hundred youth from all 50 states will take part in a ground-breaking summit to champion the outdoors and build a strong Outdoor Nation for all Americans. The youth delegates, including Aaron McAlexander, will divide up into groups to discuss how to impact youth participation in outdoor activities through one of five lenses, or tracks. They include: health, diversity, careers, service, recreation, education and media & culture. Active participation will be limited to youth delegates. The general public is invited to listen-in.
For more information visit OutdoorNation.org.