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MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS AWARD PRIZES TO YOUNG U.S. ANGLERS
Hooked on Fishing International Names Winners of Kids Contests
Sponsored by Frito-Lay/Pepsi, Southwest Airlines and Fujifilm U.S.A.
KETCHUM, OK – Clint Logue, 8, Decatur, Tex., won a gas-powered go cart
styled like a stock car. Kacie Julian, 9, Cookeville, Tenn. won
round-trip airline tickets. Blake Hochhalter, 11, of Jamestown, N.D
Karl Swanson, 8, Homer, AK each won $500 savings bonds. These
young people are the newly announced winners of 2001 fishing and casting
organized by Hooked on Fishing International and sponsored by well-known
corporations that support the Kids All American Fishing Derbies in
||Saltwater Division Winner
Karl Swanson, 8, of Homer, AK, shows off his 18 lb 4 oz King Salmon
that won him first place in the Saltwater Division of the 2001 Fujifilm
“Big Fish” Contest. The contest, held in conjunction with the Kids
All-American Fishing Derby program, won Swanson a $500 U.S. Savings Bond.
Swanson, a fourth grader, caught his fish on salmon eggs.
Young Clint Logue's scaled down stock car was the grand prize for winning
the national Frito-Lay/Pepsi Kids Casting Contest. He participated
local casting contest in Decatur, Tex. organized by the U.S. Forest
Service. The national winner's name was picked in a drawing of more
When her name was drawn, Kacie Julian won the Southwest Airlines "I
a Fish" Contest. The nine-year-old caught her fish at a derby organized
the Student Fisheries Association of Tennessee Technological University
Cookeville. She won vouchers for four free round-trip flights on Southwest
Blake Hochhalter, 11, of Jamestown, N.D., caught a 10-lb., 14-oz. northern
pike to win the Freshwater Division of the Fujifilm "Big Fish" Contest.
caught the big northern on a "Husky Jerk" lure at a fishing derby hosted
the Dakota Anglers in Jamestown, N.D.
Karl Swanson, 8, of Homer, Alaska, caught an 18-lb., 4-oz., king salmon
win the Saltwater Division of the Fujifilm "Big Fish" Contest. He caught
the chinook in a derby organized by the Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce.
Hochhalter and Swanson will each be awarded $500 U.S. Savings Bonds
special gift boxes of Fujifilm products.
The national Fujifilm, Frito-Lay/Pepsi and Southwest Airlines contests
special events wrapped into more than 700 Kids All-American Fishing
held around the country every year with the help of local volunteers.
Hooked on Fishing International (HOFI) announced recently it is conducting
a national search for volunteer adult groups, and public or private
organizations, that want to do something special for young people.
previous years hosting organizations have included state fish and game
departments, the U.S. Forest Service, parks and recreation departments,
chambers of commerce, YMCAs, fishing clubs, scouting groups, and civic
service organizations such as the Optimists, Lions, Kiwanis, and Elks.
Qualified organizations can order a kit that includes everything they
to put on a local fishing derby, even prizes. Organizations can request
application or additional information on the HOFI web site, www.kids-fishing.com.,
or request an application by emailing
or by writing Hooked On Fishing International, P O
Box 660, Ketchum, OK 74349. Requests must be received before December
2001 for hosting a derby in 2002.
The 2002 season of the Kids All-American Fishing Derby will mark the
sixteenth year that Hooked on Fishing International has sanctioned
celebrated youth program with the support of America's top companies,
by title sponsor Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Sponsoring brands include Pepsi,
Frito-Lay, Southwest Airlines, Fujifilm U.S.A., Double Bubble
Laker by Jadico, Berkley Trilene, Water Gremlin, Eagle Claw, Zebco,
PowerBait, FishingWorld.com, and G3 Boats.
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