SOURCE: Skeet Reese, Inc.

Skeet Reese, Inc.

May 24, 2011 15:57 ET

Skeet Reese Kids Fishing Day Fundraiser

AUBURN, CA--(Marketwire - May 24, 2011) - Elite Series pro Skeet Reese of Auburn, Calif. and his wife Kim, hosted a kids fishing day on May 21, 2011. The first Skeet Reese Kids Fishing Day was set up as a fundraiser for the uncompleted Community Center in Meadow Vista, a community of approximately 4000 near the Reeses' home.

The day included fishing, bounce houses, a casting kids area, vendor booths including face painting, nature centers and food items, an extensive raffle and a live auction for items including a signed tournament jersey from Reese, a soccer ball signed by Mia Hamm and a custom made Woodshop Rocks guitar.

The event was available to children to age 15 and received more than 300 pre-registered anglers. At day's end, the number of children fishing had nearly doubled; altogether, an estimated more than 2000 people attended.

"I've wanted to do a kids fishing day for years, and raising money to finish the community center seemed like a great reason to do it," said Reese. "We have been working on this for several months, with Kim being the driving force behind it, it turned out to be a great day."

Total monies are still being calculated, however early estimates point to several thousands of dollars being raised. For Reese however, the day was about more than raising money. "I love the sport of fishing," he said. "It inspired me as a kid to want to fish more. Many of the kids that fished Saturday were doing it for the first time, and many caught their first fish there; if any one of them falls in love with fishing because of it, then that's enough for me."

The event was sponsored by Wright & McGill Co., Eagle Claw, Berkley Catch More Fish, Dick's Sporting Goods, Meadow Vista Lions Club, Meadow Vista Merchant's Association, Meadow Vista Community Center, California B.A.S.S. Federation Nation and many other local businesses. For a complete list, visit www.skeetreeseinc.com

About Skeet Reese
Skeet Reese, a Bassmaster pro, is the 2009 Bassmaster Classic Champion and the 2007 BASS Angler of the Year and has compiled more than $3 million in career earnings. Reese has qualified for 12 Bassmaster Classics, and has 53 "Top 10" finishes, including six wins in B.A.S.S. competition in a 13-year career.

His sponsors include Lucky Craft, Berkley Powerbait, Berkley Trilene, Redemption Lures, Stratos® Boats, Mercury Outboards, TroKar Hooks, MotorGuide Trolling Motors, Wright & McGill Co., Wiley-X Sunglasses, Lowrance Electronics, Dick's Sporting Goods and Advanced Angler.com. Visit his website: www.skeetreeseinc.com.

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