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Fishing Has No Boundaries--Brainerd Lakes style

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How many of you are able to help bring a fun day of fishing to somebody who doesn't get on the water very often?

Boat captains and volunteers are still needed for a successful 9th annual Brainerd Lakes Fishing Has No Boundaries event August 27 and 28 at the Confidence Learning Center.

Volunteers include local fishing guides and area celebrities, but most are just regular folks who want to have a great time and make for a great experience for participants. Those interested in volunteering should pre-register either online at www.BrainerdLakesFHNB.org or contact Bob Slaybaugh at 218-828-2344.

Those are the basics, here's the general release with additional details.

Over 120 anglers with physical and developmental disabilities are eagerly awaiting a great day of fishing on Gull and Sylvan Lakes. Hundreds of volunteers make it all possible and this year is no different. “We have a solid number of volunteers who come back year after year but schedules change and there’s always the need for more—this year more than ever,” said Scott Roesner, chairman of the Brainerd Lakes FHNB chapter.

This year’s fishing event will be held on Saturday, August 28 culminating in a fish fry dinner that night at the Confidence Learning Center. There is a pre-event gathering featuring dinner and music on Friday, August 27 as well as a pre-fishing breakfast Saturday and lunch at various locations. Volunteers are needed both Friday and Saturday for as much time as their schedules allow. “When you register there’s a way to let us know how and when you can help out—it’s all real easy to do and so worthwhile,” Roesner said.

Roesner cautioned that volunteers who plan on coming for two hours might find themselves wanting to say longer. “I hear from so many volunteers who tell me they originally came to help for a few hours and ended up wanting to spend the entire day—which they are welcome to do. This is one of those events that makes you feel good inside because you are doing so much good for other people and having so much fun. I guarantee that volunteers will have a lot of fun at this event, they always do.”

Volunteers include local fishing guides and area celebrities, but most are just regular folks who want to have a great time and make for a great experience for participants. Those interested in volunteering should pre-register either online at www.BrainerdLakesFHNB.org or contact Bob Slaybaugh at 218-828-2344.

Over the past nine years, nearly 1,000 anglers with physical or developmental disabilities have participated in the Brainerd Lakes Fishing Has No Boundaries annual event. The event takes place at the Confidence Learning Center The Brainerd Lakes FHNB event began nine years ago with 35 participants and has rapidly grown to regularly featuring 120 participants. The Brainerd Lakes Chapter of FHNB is a local chapter connected to the national organization based in Hayward, Wisconsin. Photos from past years event and details on this year’s event can be found online at www.BrainerdLakesFHNB.org. Media inquiries or questions should be directed to Ron Hustvedt at 651-335-2385 or writing Ron@WriteOutdoors.com.

Website: www.BrainerdLakesFHNB.org

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 748, Nisswa, MN 56468

e-Mail: FHNB@comcast.net

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If you have been out to the event in the past please feel free to post your thoughts on it....will you be back? Did you have fun? How did it go?

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