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Fishing with Buddies takes charter trip

Special to Long Beach Breeze

On Saturday, May 1, the MS Gulf Coast Buddy Sports held a near shore charter boat fishing event, Fishing with Buddies. The group had twelve boats that took twenty-four youths and adults with special needs fishing. Each boat had two participants and a family member or volunteer Fishing Buddy.

Leaving out of the Gulfport Harbor, the boats fished around the harbor area for about three hours and then returned. Life jackets, comfort facilities and pizza were all donated for the event. Participants were allowed to keep all the legal fish they caught, if they chose to do so. The entire event was free for the participants and their fishing buddies.

Fishing with Buddies

MS Gulf Coast Buddy Sports is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity organization that provides recreational sports and leisure opportunities for youths and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other special needs. Other programs include Buddy Ball Baseball, Kickin’ It with Buddies Kickball and Cheer Buddies.

Fishing with Buddies

For more information about the program, call 228-860-9055.

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