Atlanta nonprofit that teaches youth to fish joins in Super Bowl fun

Fomer NFLer Kendall Newsome runs a nonprofit that teaches youth to fish and value the outdoors. CREDIT: SHELIA POOLE

A metro Atlanta nonprofit that teaches youth to fish and learn more about the outdoors is getting in on the Super Bowl fun.

“Teach a Child to Fish,” will sponsor a “Fish Bowl,” where people - particularly youth - can try their hands at fishing in a mobile tank.

The nonprofit was founded by former NFL player Kendall Newson, a native of Atlanta.

From noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, participants can join the fun at the Ramada Plaza, 450 Capitol Ave.

Then, on the big game day, the nonprofit will hold a “Super Bowl Watch and After Party” at the same location from 2 p.m. until.

Donations are accepted at both events.

There is no charge to attend either event, but there is a $25 parking fee.

Newson’s love for fishing began at the age of five. His father was an avid fisherman and would take the entire family fishing on a regular basis.

According to a 2017 report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,  101.6 million people in the United States, ages 16 years old and older, participated in wildlife-related activities, such as hunting, fishing, and wildlife-watching.

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