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Special Olympics athletes gather for Family Day at the Beach

Sep 29, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook Special Olympic athlete Bishop Jones enjoys the Family Day at the Beach Picnic and Fishing Tournament at the Cape Henlopen State Park fishing pier. Prizes were given for the first fish, the biggest fish and the most fish caught.

Delaware Special Olympic athletes and their families gathered Sept. 14 at Cape Henlopen State Park for the 22nd annual Special Olympics Delaware Families Day at the Beach.

Athletes and their families participated in the annual Hoss Cochran fishing tournament, which is sponsored by the Delaware Mobile Surf Fishermen Association and Lighthouse View Bait and Tackle with volunteers provided by the Rehoboth Beach Lions Club. Prizes were awarded for the first, biggest and most fish caught.

Following the tournament, a picnic lunch was provided by the Rehoboth Beach Kiwanis Club, with support from the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge #4.

“The day is a wonderful way for our athletes and their families to get together and enjoy each other’s company,” said Brenda Zullo, director of athlete development for Special Olympics Delaware. “This year marks our 22nd event, and each year the fishing tournament stories get better and better, and the fish caught bigger and bigger.”

 

 

Special Olympic athletes rush onto the Cape Henlopen fishing pier to get their first cast during the annual Hoss Cochran Fishing Tournament. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Special Olympics athlete Sam Hollis brings his gear onto the Cape Henlopen fishing pier. Sam caught a 11 inch flounder to capture the biggest fish award. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Michael Dallago baits his hook with a worm to go after the big one. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Robbie Haigh,11, and his father Bob get ready to cast his line. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
SODE athlete Erin Bailey awaits a bite. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Special Olympic athlete Seth Stevens of Felton goes after the big one with the company of his mother Nancy. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Richard Dunning of Hartley caught the first fish of the tournament. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Laura Davis hooks a croaker. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
SODE athlete Siegmund Tomczyk is proud of his first fish and poses with his father Henry. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
SODE athlete Sara Giles enjoys the day lounges while awaiting for a bite. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
SODE athlete Christine Holden,5, of Ellendale goes for the big fish. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Liz Avelleyra and Charlie Permint stay warm while waiting for a bite. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
The Delaware Mobile Surf Fishermen Association and Lighthouse View Bait and Tackle sponsored and volunteered for the tournament. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
SODE athlete Ryan Stevens,l , gets a casting hand from his grandfather Don Kane during the tournament. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
SODE athlete Jacob Zonick looks for a big croaker. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Lauren Mishler stays warm with a smile during the blustery day. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
SODE athlete Brian Arendall shows his catch to his  father Bruce. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
SODE athlete Brian Arendall shows off his catch. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Members of the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge #4 volunteered as cooks for the Family Fun Day. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Members of the Rehoboth Beach Lions Club volunteered with the lunch during the SODE Family Day at the Beach. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Enjoying the SODE Families Day at the Beach were Carol Breeding; Western Sussex area SODE director, SODE athletes Tony and Michael Bowe and SODE Director of Athlete Development Brenda Zullo. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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