Bass Pro Shops donates hundreds of fishing poles to local youths

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BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) – Members of the boys and Girls Club of America received their own rods and reels as part of a donation from Bass Pro and Cabela’s.

The donations are part of the “Gone Fishing” campaign that is geared towards getting families outside and off devices.

Trail Life USA Troop TN 6123 also received their own rods and reels at Cabela’s.

The children were able to try out their new equipment at Bass Pro’s pond at the store and catch and release some fish.

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BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) — As part of their “Gone Fishing” campaign, Bass Pro Shops is donating 55,000 rods and reels nationwide.

The company founder, Johnny Morris, is hoping to get families and their children off devices and outside to enjoy fishing.

The Bass Pro Shops on Bass Pro Drive in Bristol will be giving out over 130 rods and 190 reels to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kingsport.

The Trail Life USA Troop TN 6123 will also be receiving rods and reels at the Cabela’s in Bristol, Virginia.

The program has donated 400,000 items to youth-focused nonprofits since it started.

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