Record-Breaking Fishing Derby Raises Support for Adult Day Services
Date posted: October 8, 2019On October 5, 44 fishermen and their families raised support for Stepping Stones at the Fishing Derby!
Held at our scenic Given Campus in Indian Hill, the annual event raised a record $2,890 to benefit the Adult Day Services program. This is tremendous growth over last year’s derby – with a 71 percent increase!
Fishermen enjoyed beautiful sunny skies while competing in a fishing competition to catch the biggest bass, bluegill and catfish. Guests also raised support for Stepping Stones by purchasing raffle tickets for the chance to win a large variety of prizes. The raffle included items from local vendors such as Jones Fish Hatcheries, Little Miami Brewing Co., Lunken Airport, Pizza Hut and more. The raffle also saw record support, raising more than $1,200 in advance ticket sales.
The Fishing Derby was founded by Direct Support Professional Karen Bruton. Bruton has compassionately worked in the Adult Day program for more than fifteen years and founded the derby as a way to unite participants with their community. The program performs outreach throughout the East-side of Cincinnati to recruit raffle items from local businesses. Then, program participants work together to inventory all of the items and package them in baskets for lucky winners to take home.
On behalf of the Adult Day program, Stepping Stones thanks all of the fishermen and families for attending the 2019 Fishing Derby. We are incredibly grateful for your support and thank you for being part of such a special, record-breaking event!
Stepping Stones’ Adult Day Services provides art, life skills, technology and community inclusion activities to adults and seniors with disabilities. The weekday program runs throughout the year at three program locations, including sites in Batavia, Norwood and Monfort Heights. To learn more about the program, click here.
To see more pictures from 2019’s Fishing Derby, visit the photo gallery.