BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield City Firefighters Association is having its third annual Trout Fishing Derby at River Walk Lane on March 8, 2014.
Chad Burton, from the Bakersfield Fire Department said in a statement that this event "is a special day that is focused on local children having the opportunity to fish with an off-duty firefighter and catch a fish for the first time."
According to Burton, the event was born out of a desire to help children from the Jamison Center as well as fire survivors.
The proceeds from the event will go to sponsoring children of the community. The Bakersfield Fire Relief Association also donates funds to various organizations including the Bakersfield Firefighters Burn Foundation, Make a Wish, Relay for Life, among others.
The fishing derby will take place on Saturday, March 8, from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Early registration begins at 5:00 a.m.