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Welcome to 2012 Hy-Vee Fishing Derby

What is the Hy-Vee Kids Fishing Derby?
The Hy-Vee Kids Fishing Derby is a fun, free event that is open to the public. With an anticipated visitor attendance of more than 30,000 people, it provides children up to the age of 15 the chance to fish and win prizes.

Funds raised go directly toward Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa's mentoring programs. The funds will be used to match children with a carefully-screened, caring Big Brother or Big Sister mentor.

Volunteer, Donate or Participate!
You'll see a lot of fish, but you'll see even more smiles when you take the next step to get involved with the Hy-Vee Kids' Fishing Derby.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for more than 150 volunteers to help the day of the Derby. If you are a company or organization looking for volunteer opportunities, Big Brothers Big Sisters can work to create a group registration for you and your peers. Whether you volunteer with a group or as an individual you receive the satisfaction of knowing you're making a BIG difference to kids right here in your community. Please consider registering to volunteer at the 2012 Hy-Vee Kids' Fishing Derby.

We pride ourselves in hosting one of the largest fishing derby's in the county and our ability to keep it free for the public. However, with the rising costs associated with hosting this event, it has become increasingly difficult to produce this free event and still generate funds to support the Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Iowa's mentoring programs.

Please consider supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa as we partner with Hy-Vee to continue hosting this free event to the public. If you are a donor, know that your support is helping put Big Brothers and Big Sisters in the lives of children, right here in your community.

One fish, two fish, red fish- you fish! Grab your fishing pole and come down to Water Works Park on Saturday, May 19 from 8-1 p.m. to participate- there is no registration for this event. Children can experience the joys of reeling in the "big fish" when they participate in the Hy-Vee Fishing Derby. Catch a tagged fish and win a prize of your choice! Fish cleaning stations are available for those who wish to take home the fish. Fishing licenses are not required to participate in the event. Only children under the age of 15 are allowed to fish at Water Works Park on the day of the Derby. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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If you want to learn more about volunteering or becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister, please visit our agency website

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