Skeet Reese Hosts Third Annual Kids Fishing Day

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Skeet and Kim Reese with a Kids Fishing Day ParticipantAUBURN, Calif. (May 29, 2013)  – As he has done the past two years, Skeet Reese, the winner of the recent Bassmaster Elite Series West Point Battle; his seventh major B.A.S.S. victory, hosted his kids fishing day event in his home community of Meadow Vista, Calif.

For the past two years, the Skeet Reese Kids Fishing Days have been operated as a way to raise funds for the completion of the Meadow Vista Community Center.  The previous two events have raised donations to help complete the community center.

For Reese himself, the motivation to host the day is much more personal.  “I’ve always said that I wanted to be able to share my love of fishing with kids,” said Reese, the father of two daughters. “To hear about all of the first fish being caught out of that pond really chokes me up; it really makes the whole day to see that smile on one kids’ face.  That was enough for me, but, with everything included, this was a really great event,”

With that mission at the core, the event hosted more than 300 kids catching some of the more than 2000 rainbow trout planted by the California Department of Wildlife at the pond on snelled Eagle Claw Baitholder Hooks tipped with Berkley PowerBait.  When they weren’t fishing, the kids and the more than 2000 attendees to the event as a whole had other activities to participate in, including playing with the mini basketballs provided by Dick’s Sporting Goods for each child.

Those activities, thanks to the tireless effort of Reese’s wife Kim and the rest of the volunteers, included breakfast by the Meadow Vista Lions Club, food and coffee vendors, bounce houses, face painting booths, a display of Cross Fit workouts, a dog show, Gamez on Wheelz, a concert by Sacramento area girls group Sweet Addiction and a custom car show put on by Mark Barbier at Meadow Vista Tru Value and TNT Automotive in Meadow Vista.

Reese said he is proud of the event and thankful to everyone who helps put it on.  “Starting with my wife Kim and all of our friends; they work really hard to organize this event on while I’m competing on the Bassmaster Elite Series,” he said.  “Then to see all o the community come out in support of the Community Center is really humbling.  It was another great day, and I can’t thank my family, friends, sponsors and volunteers enough for everything.”

With the tally of all monies raised, the Reese’s will be presenting a donation to the community in excess of $6500.

Sponsors of the event included – Wright & McGill, Berkley, Eagle Claw, Wiley X Eyewear,  California Department of Wildlife, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Village Candles, Holiday Market, Auburn Recreation and Park District,     Sierra Hills School, Native Sons of the Golden West, River City Rental, Auburn Rooster Tail Fishing Club, Meadow Vista Merchant’s Association, Meadow Vista Lions Club, DMF Bait Co., Meadow Vista True Value, Meadow Vista Fire Department, Friendly Neighbors, Outdoor Adventure Kayak, Woodshoprocks.com, Best Buy Roseville, Shultz Tire Pro’s, AdvancedAngler.com, Dr Randall Hensley,  California Bass Nation, The Ridge Golf Course, Cheek Thrills Face Painting, Winchester Golf, Dark Horse, Meadow Vista Chevron, Pom Pom the Clown, PowerScoop, Jann’s Netcraft Fishing Tackle, Will Fish & Tackle, Auburn CrossFit, Colfax Leadership, Busy Bee Dog, TNT, Canyon Keepers, Wildcat Coffee, TNG Motor Sports Guide Service, MJP River Adventures & Guide Service, Emerald Cove Marina at Bullards Bar, Gamez on Wheelz, Krush Burger, The Beda Place, Sierra Pacific Reality, Hannah Hensley, Parkside Church, Sweet Addiction and The Kids Place.

About Skeet Reese

Skeet Reese, a Bassmaster Elite Series pro, is the 2009 Bassmaster Classic Champion and the 2007 Bassmaster Angler of the Year and has compiled more than $3 million in career earnings. Reese has qualified for 12 Bassmaster Classic appearances, and has 62 “Top 10” finishes, including seven wins in B.A.S.S. competition in a 14-year career.

His sponsors include Lucky Craft, Berkley Havoc and PowerBait, Berkley Trilene, Redemption Lures, Stratos® Boats, Mercury Outboards, TroKar Hooks, MotorGuide Trolling Motors, Wright & McGill Co., Lowrance Electronics, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Wiley X Eyewear and Advanced Angler.com. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Tackle the Storm Foundation. Visit his website; www.skeetreeseinc.com and follow him on https://twitter.com/SkeetReese1.