Nexstar Founder’s Day: Kids’ Fishing Derby 2016

20 years ago, KAMR Local 4’s parent company, Nexstar Broadcasting, started with one television station in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Now, the company has grown to 115 stations nationwide.

So to give back to the communities that have helped us grow, we’ve started the Nexstar Founder’s Day of Caring.

Last week members from our team visited 17 different area parks and gave free lunches to 430 area children in need.
Today, we teamed up with the Amarillo Parks and Recreation Department with their annual kids’ fishing derby.
Karly McCutchan, the Amarillo Parks and Rec Marketing Coordinator said, “There’s prizes for say the ugliest fish, most unusual thing caught today that’s not a fish, and biggest, smallest and things like that. We really encourage everybody to come out and have a good time.”
The event is designed to give children the opportunity to experience something they may never get to otherwise. 
“It’s really important for kids to get outside and be part of the community,” McCutchan said. “We really like to see our kids come out, and fish and try to win the prizes, and you know just really have a great time together.”
And like McCutchan said, today was all about the kids.
KAMR Local 4 News Anchor Jackie Kingston said, “I think it’s important for Nexstar as a company to be involved in kids and our community, but kids especially because its important for them to have role models, for them to have good leadership as a corporation in the community. It’s important for Nexstar to get in at the ground level and for kids to have that positive role models in their lives earlier on.”
Parents of the kids who participated say events like these are huge for building relationships.
Joe Torres, one of the children’s parent said, “being here with my kids and seeing them fishing trying to enjoy the morning. even though we aren’t catching much, we’re still spending time together.”
The reason it might have been a little difficult to catch any fish is because there were more than 150 people fishing in the same lake for the event.

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