Fishing with Outdoor Dream_Oct 2011
The Richard B. Russell Project hosted a fishing trip and deer hunt for five children ages 6 to 14 (and their parents) of the Outdoor Dream Foundation on Oct. 21 -22, 2011. The children went on a guided fishing trip on Friday afternoon near the McCalla state natural area. The group caught about 50 fish, including striped bass, largemouth bass, yellow and white perch, crappy and catfish. The group went on a deer hunt Saturday morning and evening. The children spotted many deer, and one child harvested a five-point buck.
The Anderson, S.C.-based Outdoor Dream Foundation provides hunting, fishing, and other outdoor excursions to terminally ill and disabled children. These events give the children an opportunity to forget about their illness for a moment and bring them fond memories to look back on during harder times. The Savannah District signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Foundation in August, formalizing a mutually beneficial partnership between the two organizations.