Exceptional Anglers Event at Oak Mountain State Park to be held May 12-14, 2010.

Media Advisory
WHAT:Media Day for the annual “Gone Fishin’, Not Just Wishin’” event for hundreds of Exceptional Anglers (special needs students).
WHEN: Media Day is Thursday, May 13, 2010 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
WHERE:Oak Mountain State Park, 200 Terrace Dr., Pelham, Alabama
New to this year’s event will be the recently expanded fishing pier, which will provide more than double the available space for the kids to fish. The media are invited to experience the event and see the new pier on Media Day which will be Thursday May 13, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The event takes place behind the park’s main office.
Members of the media are invited to come and meet exceptional, special education students from the Shelby and Jefferson County school systems as they learn to fish, participate in arts and crafts, play and sing with local musicians, and enjoy other activities. The participants, ages five through 21, have various physical and mental challenges.
This Community Fishing Program would not be possible without the generous support of area sponsors including Alabama Power, Alagasco, Consolidated Pipe, El Paso Southern Natural Gas, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division, Oak Mountain State Park, the Pelham Police and Fire Departments, Coca Cola, Ebsco, Golden Flake, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Syx Bait,Jefferson and Shelby county school systems and more. Additionally, sponsor representatives will be on hand to answer questions and to explain their involvement with this worthy cause.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.