Two Football Staffers Help Share the Joy of Fishing
Andrew and Matthew spent their time before class Wednesday at beautiful Mill Creek park helping local elementary and middle school children learn and enjoy the sport of fishing.
“We helped fix their bamboo rods and show them how to bait the hook,” said Assistant Video Coordinator Matthew Hammock. “When they caught a fish, we took it off and measured it for them.”
“We helped them learn how to fish and had a good time with them,” said student filmer Andrew Agan.
Exposing youth to fishing provides a hobby in which one can participate in throughout life. “Fishing can provide life lessons such as perseverance and patience because you may not catch a fish right away,” said Hammock. “Sometimes you might not catch anything, but you cannot be down about it because tomorrow is another day; and you might catch something then.”
Agan and Hammock are happy to give back to the local Bulloch County community. “It is good to give back and share a hobby that the students can carry on into the future,” said Agan.
“They come out and support us year round, and we try to take any chance we get to go out and give back to the community,” said Hammock. “It also lets us get our name out there and show the community what we are about. Head coach Chris Hatcher stresses being good citizens in the community, and this is a good way for us to give back because being in the community is a big part of having the right to be an Eagle.”
- Category: Football
- Published on Friday, 17 April 2009 15:21