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Hispanic Fishing Program Hits $1M Mark

Norm Schultz

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Fifteen fishing programs in six states will receive educational grants from the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation program known as the George H.W. Bush Vamos a Pescar Education Fund.

RBFF created this landmark educational program in 2014 when Bass Pro Shops Founder and CEO Johnny Morris donated $125,000 in honor of his friend President George H.W. Bush. Its objective: to bring fishing experiences and education to Hispanic families in key metro areas, starting in Texas and Florida. After the initial year, RBFF expanded funding to programs nationally.

Since the fund was implemented, Hispanic fishing has increased 41 percent, up from 3.4 million participants in 2016 to... [read more]

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