On November 16th 2013, Fishing Florida Radio hosts the third annual Central Florida Gumbo Cook-Off, aka Gumbopalooza to benefit Give Kids The World, Anglers for Conservation and other local charities.
Fishing Florida Radio, with help from Universal Studios Production Group, Fish on Fire, Hells Bay Boatworks, Mosquito Creek Outdoors and other sponsors are holding their third annual Gumbopalooza. This cook off raises money for fishing tackle, rods and reels for the young children who are at the Give Kids The World Village in Orlando Florida spending time, all of whom have life-threatening diseases. Over twenty-five teams will be competing this year for a public winner and a judges winner. Over the past two years, Fishing Florida Radio and sponsors have raised over $25,000.00 to help introduce children to the amazing outdoors and fishing.
Give Kids The World is a nonprofit organization that brings special families to Orlando for a glorious vacation. These families are able to enjoy the local theme parks and provide a memorable, magical, cost-free experience. Give Kids The World has welcomed over 122,000 families from all 50 states and over 74 countries. The children have the opportunity to go fishing while staying at the village. Volunteers regularly take these children out with new equipment that has been purchased with money obtained through donations and silent auctions held during Gumbopalooza. “There is nothing like your first catch,” says co-host of Fishing Florida Radio Captain Mike Ortego. “There’s nothing like going out with your family, catching fish and the smile on the faces of these children.”
And this years Gumbopalooza is bigger and better than ever with a bigger stage for entertainment, amazing sound circling the event and possibly a jumbo 20‘x20’ TV. We plan to have sponsors and Give Kids The World commercials running while the thousands of people eat and taste all the gumbo they would like. Fishing Florida Radio will be holding a Kids Fishing Festival with association with Anglers for Conservation and the Fish Florida to introduce over 200 children to the outdoors. These children will receive a free rod and reel after attending five courses before the event starts.
Fishing Florida Radio is currently looking for sponsors and donations for their silent auction and have a 501c3 number. If you are interested in donating to this amazing cause, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds are given back to Give Kids The World, Anglers for Conservation and other local charities.
For more information about Gumbopalooza, please check out www.gumbopalooza.com.