NPAA Selling Fish on Kids Books for Fall 2012 Fundraiser
Nov 11th, 2012 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Nov 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Crystal Bay, Minn. – The National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) is partnering with Fish On Kids Books to promote youth’s involvement and enjoyment in the sport of fishing. Proceeds from the books help the non-profit association raise needed funds for the youth initiative carried out around 11 states during the tournament season.
In 2012 over 8000 kids were impacted through the 55 NPAA Future Angler Clinics. It takes boots on the ground as well as funds in the bank to make it all work. That’s where the partnership with Fish On Kids Books kicks in. “Our members buy and in some cases, solicit group orders from schools or family and friends for these wonderful books,” shared Pat Neu, Executive Director of the NPAA. “Not only does that help our members pass along the positive message about the outdoors and fishing, but it helps us raise thousands of dollars that we put to use during the clinics. It’s a win-win.”
An order form is in the members’ 2013 packets for easy ordering. Or members can contact the author of the series and Lifetime Honorary Member of the NPAA-Kristine (K.J.) Houtman. “I’m happy to help with questions or get members the information they need to make this a successful fundraiser for the NPAA,” shared Houtman. “Members can ask any questions or place orders via phone or email.” The organization has risen over $5,000 in the last two years with the books. “Let’s make sure we do a good job and raise a few more thousand dollars for the youth clinics. The clinics are important in our next generation initiative and these books go a long ways to fund the equipment and supplies.”
“I love being able to ask the NPAA for rods and reels, t-shirts and tackle boxes to host a youth clinic,” shared Kirt Hedquist, NPAA member #292 and host of the most recent youth clinic held on Lake Minnetonka at Lord Fletcher’s in October. “The books are great books. I’ve found them a hit with schools and family members alike.”
Currently five books are out in the popular Fish On Kids chapter books series with the new release of Born to be Wild. Targeted for eight to 12-year-old readers, the books showcase the fictional, outdoor adventures of Gus Roberts.
Families and schools alike sing praises for these books that embrace positive character building and enjoyment of the outdoors. Kids love the fast, page-turning adventure stories. Parents enjoy a positive message that embraces the outdoor sports of fishing, camping, hunting and wildlife.
The quality paperback books have a suggested retail price ranging from $10 to $11; half goes toward the youth clincis. For more information check out www.fishonkidsbooks.com or contact K.J. Houtman at (612) 710-5584, or email: [email protected]