ALEXANDRIA, VA (September 18, 2008) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) recently awarded seven new education grants to organizations across the country. Selected from a pool of 34 applicants, the grants were created to build on RBFF’s boating and fishing education outreach efforts.
“We hope to put 125,000 kids through boating and fishing education programs this year,” said RBFF President and CEO Frank Peterson. “We look forward to working with our new grant recipients to introduce children across the country to these great American pastimes.”
The 2008 Educational Youth Fishing Initiative Grant recipients include:
Key requirements of RBFF’s new grant application guidelines, which were established in February 2008, include introducing boating and fishing to minorities and underserved communities. The seven new grant recipients join two unique education programs already funded by RBFF - the Future Fisherman Foundation’s Physh Ed program and the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) Take Me Fishing™ Initiative.
RBFF is a nonprofit organization established in 1998 to increase participation in recreational angling and boating. RBFF helps people discover, share and protect the legacy of boating and fishing through national outreach programs including the Take Me Fishing™ campaign and Anglers’ Legacy™.