The Union County Board of County Commissioners, in partnership with the Newark Bait Fly Casting Club, invites residents of Union County to participate in the Fall Fishing Derby for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs on Saturday, September 9th, at Lower Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.
“This event is the perfect way to spend some time outdoors and enjoy the end of summer,” said Commissioner Chairman Sergio Granados. “Hosting a fishing derby for our residents with special needs and disabilities, alongside their families, is an initiative that reflects our commitment to providing quality programming and creating a truly inclusive community and county for all segments of our population. It is always a great time, so I hope to see many of our community there!”
The Fall Fishing Derby will begin at 10:00am. Participants of all ages are encouraged to bring their own poles, chairs and fishing gear, or they can use the equipment provided.
Admission to the Fall Fishing Derby is free of charge; however, we kindly request attendees to register in advance. To register, please visit www.ucnj.org/opdsn-reg.
This event is held in partnership with the Newark Bait Fly Casting Club, the oldest scientific angling and casting club in the east. This group of fishermen and fisherwomen unite through a shared commitment to assist veterans, children, and individuals with disabilities through various events held during the year.
The Fall Fishing Derby is hosted by the Union County Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs, under the Division of Individual and Family Support Services of the Union County Department of Human Services. The OPDSN offers recreational programs for people with disabilities year-round for children age 5 through adult across county facilities.
Their goal is to help people with disabilities achieve independent living and full inclusion in all aspects of county life. To find out more about special needs programs hosted by Union County, visit www.ucnj.org/dhs/opdsn/ or call 908-527-4807.