On Monday, August 27th, Immediate Care Medical Walk-In of New Jersey hosted the 4th Annual Kids Fishing Trip. CEO Sal Cannizzaro welcomed approximately 60 children and adults from community organizations Father Time and the RAINE Foundation onto the Mi-Jo for a fun-filled day of fishing sponsored by Immediate Care. The 75-foot charter boat left out of Atlantic Highlands on a beautiful sunny day guided by Captain Mike and deckhands, Dee and Zack.
“This is not just a day of fun for the kids and all of us involved,” said Sal Cannizzaro. “The kids also learn so much about fishing and marine life. It really is an all around educational and rewarding experience for everyone.”
During the excursion, Cannizzaro also took the time to properly show the kids how to bait their rods, cast and reel in when they got a bite. The Littoral Society also joined the event to teach the children about the different species of fish and which fish are tagged and which are returned to sea due to size.
The morning began with breakfast provided by Hot Bagels in Red Bank and then all “boat crew” received custom printed t-shirts donated by Michael Duru Clothiers. The afternoon was spent fishing for porgies and sea bass near Far Rockaway with lunch provided by Jersey Mike’s of Middletown. Prizes were originally going to be awarded for the three largest fish caught, however the children caught such a large amount of fish of equal size, names had to be drawn at random. The winners received brand new Penn Fierce II Fishing Rods courtesy of Reel Seat of Brielle.
The Annual Kids Fishing Trip is an event that Immediate Care looks forward to every year as an exciting and memorable day for all involved.