Black Bird Shopping Center's 5K fishing derby raises funds for CASA of Jackson County
The 16th annual Black Bird Shopping Center's one-day $5K fishing derby at Diamond Lake will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 6:00am to 3:00pm. Bring your rod and reel and fish for your favorite Rainbow trout.
All proceeds for the 2013 Black Bird Sports Team 5K fishing derby benefit CASA of Jackson County. Proceeds directly benefit recruitment, training, retention and educational support programs for CASA volunteer advocates that serve hundreds of abused and neglected children in Jackson County by giving them a powerful voice in court. CASA advocates are everyday heroes that champion the well being of children and change their world of hurt to one of safety and love.
All participants must have a valid Oregon State fishing license and preregister for the derby at one of the following locations; Black Bird Shopping Center, Medford; Waldron's Outdoor Sports, Roseburg; or Diamond Lake Resort, prior to close on Friday, June 21. Registration fee is $16.00 per person.
Cash prizes will be awarded to 30 winners in the man, woman and teen (ages 14-17) categories and children 13 and under will be awarded fishing and/or sporting products donated by Black Bird Shopping Center. First prize wins $1,000! Second prize $750, third prize $500. Prizes continue down to the top 30 anglers, with 21st through 30th receiving $50 each.
This year the derby will have seven bonus fish tagged by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The "Lithia Lunker" tagged fish is worth $5,000 to whoever catches it first! The "River Hawk" tagged fish will award the catcher a 14' River Hawk fishing boat from River Hawk Boats and five remaining fish tagged are worth $500 each. The bonus fish can be caught and turned in anytime during the 2013 fishing season. Black Bird Shopping Center would like to thank Lithia Body & Paint and River Hawk Boats for their sponsorships.
For more information on registering for the derby or to purchase an Oregon State fishing license, please visit Black Bird Shopping Center online or call 541.779.5431.
We hope you can join us.