YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Dozens of local kids put down their cell phones and gaming systems on Friday to pick up fishing poles.
For the third straight year, Warriors Inc. encouraged kids to enjoy the outdoors with a fishing derby at Crandall Park in Youngstown.
The non-profit group runs programs all year long to encourage kids to be responsible.
This summer the theme is Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs.
“We work with them, teach them how to develop and become better leaders in the community. And to become aware of what’s going on in their community and become responsible to themselves, their parents and the community,” said organizer Wendy Robinson.
Crandall Pond was stocked on Wednesday by the Youngstown Parks and Recreation Department with over 300 fish including large mouth bass, blue gill, perch, and talapia.