DATE: October 18, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Mills
WHAT: BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – The Parks and Recreation Division announces its 16th annual Junior Bass Tournament Trail, for ages 12 to 17 accompanied by an adult. Registration opens at the beginning of November and is limited to 20 to 23 kids, so early registration is recommended.
Tournament rules are similar to those used in professional bass tournaments. All participants must fish from a boat. Trophies are awarded at each monthly tournament for first through third places and Big Bass catch. Tournament point totals are compiled over the four months of competition, with fishers competing once a month on Sundays from “first light” to 1 p.m. The angler with the most points at the end of the competition will be named Junior Angler of the Year and will be awarded a special prize package.
The fee for the program is $80 for each participant and covers all four tournaments. There is no fee for the adult in the boat, who is not permitted to fish.
WHERE: Quiet Waters Park
401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Tradewinds Park & Stables
3600 W. Sample Rd., Coconut Creek, FL 33073
WHEN: Sundays, January 19 (Quiet Waters), February 23 (Tradewinds), March 23 (Tradewinds), April 27 (Quiet Waters), from “first light” to 1 p.m.
WHO: For ages 12 to 17 accompanied by an adult.
HOW: Preregistration is required. Fee: $80/participant for all four tournaments (fee covers both the child and the accompanying adult).
For further information, contact Bob Newland at T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park at 954-357-8816 or RNewland@Broward.org. Quiet Waters is accessible via Broward County Transit Routes #14 and #48, Tradewinds via Route #34.
Recreation. Education. Preservation.
Founded in February 1956 and accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, Broward County Parks and Recreation Division manages almost 6,500 acres, encompassing nearly 50 regional parks and nature centers, neighborhood parks, and natural areas at various stages of development. Facilities include water parks, campgrounds, a target range, a stadium, a skate park, an observatory, mountain bike trails, an educational farm with stables, and a velodrome and other sports facilities. Hours and fees vary by location. For more information, visit Broward.org/Parks.
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in programs, services, and activities must contact the Special Populations Section at 954-357-8170 or TTY 954-537-2844 at least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled meeting or event.