Free: Kids’ Fishing Derby/Lubbock on June 5

Watch for June ’11 date   Free: Kids’ Fishing Derby* at Martin Luther King Blvd. & Canyon Lakes Dr. in NE Lubbock (www.LubbockMap.com).  Prize categories: 8 yrs. & younger; 9-13 yr.; & 14-17 yr. BYOP/bring your own pole: number of loaner fishing poles is limited. Special guests of honor: Estacado High School Matadors ‘10 State Champion Basketball Team. Co-sponsor: Texas Parks & Wildlife game wardens.

*GO Center Sponsor:   100 Black Men of West Texas, Inc., a chapter of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc.:  www.100BMWT.com & www.100BlackMen.org & Lubbock President Greg Ricks (GRicks2006@Yahoo.com).  100 Black Men Chapters are educating & empowering youth & their families while positively impacting communities – through mentoring, education, health & wellness, economic development & leadership conferences.  Black communities are in crisis, from failing educational systems to escalating violence to high unemployment.   3,000+ global leaders, celebrities & business executives convened in ’09 in NYC to raise $2+ million for education & mentoring programs.  Also, 100 Black Men are taking a long, sustained look at the condition of the Black Male in Education, & the challenge he faces in trying to achieve social & economic mobility in a country that seems to have education as a minimum requirement for achieving personal & professional success.  Also, www.VentureScholar.org & LeonWilliams@LubbockISD.org  Helping underrepresented & first-generation college-bound students interested in pursuing math– & science-based careers link to information, resources, & opportunities that will help them successfully pursue their career goals.  ‘10 partnership with US Congressman Randy Neugebauer, African American Leadership Forum/GO Center, Lubbock ISD/GO Center, Communities in Schools of the South Plains/GO Center, Agape Temple, Church of God in Christ, Christ Temple Church of God in Christ, Alexander Chapel of God in Christ/GO Center, Saint John’s Baptist Church, Community Baptist Church, New Dimensions Tabernacle/GO Center & The Reverend Doctor Tony Evans for National Church Adopt-a-School Mentoring Initiative.  Annual co-sponsor of Kids’ Fishing Derby:  June ’11 free:  Kids’ Fishing Derby at Martin Luther King Blvd. & Canyon Lakes Dr. in NE Lubbock (www.LubbockMap.com).  Prize categories:  8 yrs. & younger; 9-13 yr.; & 14-17 yr.  BYOP/bring your own pole:  number of loaner fishing poles is limited.  Special guests of honor:  Estacado High School Matadors ‘10 State Champion Basketball Team.  Co-sponsor:  Texas Parks & Wildlife game wardens.

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