ICHA Fishing Derby, May 31, 2009 Assumption Park, Windsor, ON

Posted on May 1st, 2009

The Italian Canadian HandiCapable Association (ICHA) is an organization that works closely with both physically and mentally challenged children and adults in the community of Windsor, ON.   They are pleased to announce that they are again hosting the 7th Annual Fishing Derby which offers these wonderfully gifted people the opportunity to go fishing.   The event will be supervised by local pro-fisherman in a controlled atmosphere to ensure maximum safety and fun.  The ICHA Fishing Derby will be a live release program, supported by the MNR (Ministry of Natural Resources), OFHA (Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters), The Canadian Coast Guard, Outdoor Company and Local Bait & Tackle Shops.  Also two celebrities attending the event this year are, Italo Labignan, host of the Canadian SportFishing show, and his camera crew to shoot clips of the event to be aired on TSN this coming season, and Clay Dyer. Clay Dyer was born on May 23, 1978, without legs, no arm on the left side and only a partial arm on the right. A professional angler since 1995, Clay has fished in more then 200 Bass Tournaments and placed first in 20 state bass tournaments.  During his free time, Clay is the national spokesperson for C.A.S.T for kids and is a fishing guide for disabled and terminally ill children through the United Special Sportsmen Alliance. Clay spends part of his time sharing his life experiences through motivational and leadership presentations to various companies, charities and churches. Clay’s television appearances include ESPN, Fox, CNN Headline News, the Outdoor Life Network, The Outdoor Channel, Fox Sports South, Charter Sports South, and CBS. Published articles about Clay have appeared in USA Today, Newsweek, BassMaster, FLW Outdoors Magazine, Sports Spectrum Magazine, and the Baptist Standard.


A picnic is planned with entertainment provided by Music Express, Canada’s premier show-band, and prizes will be given out to all participants. Anything that you and your company could contribute to the ICHA Fishing Derby on May 31/09 would be greatly appreciated.


If you have any questions, or if you would like more information, please feel free to contact me at 519-984-1860 or e-mail pat.pagano@sympatico.ca  . I would also encourage you to visit our website at: www.icha.ca


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