Reported by: Kristen Durand Fox 25 WXXV
Point Cadet Marina smelled extra fishy today as 18 kids returned with their big catches after an offshore fishing trip, thanks to a partnership between Shaggy’s and USM.
Earlier this year, Shaggy’s made a $15,000 commitment to partner with the USM Gulf Coast Research Lab to sponsor Shaggy’s Angler Camp. This trip was meant to help children understand and appreciate the vital role marine life plays in the Gulf Coast environment.
The kids caught snapper, mackerel and tuna. Participant Jose Correa said, “It was fun. Those were definitely the biggest fish I’ve caught in my time. It was pretty fun. I got to catch many that I’ve never been able to catch before.” “I really enjoyed the boat ride,” said participant Kaelee Butler, “At first it was really slow, it really picked up after we got out of the pier and we got splashed a lot. It was a lot of fun.”
In the past, the Shaggy’s Kids Foundation has donated the funds needed to send 75 Boys and Girls Club members to summer camp at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport.