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Lucky Children Get Surprise Visit From Astros’ Star Correa at Vamos a Pescar Youth Fishing Event

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One hundred lucky children received a very special surprise while attending the Vamos a Pescar Youth Fishing Event held in Katy, Texas over the weekend. Houston Astros’ star Carlos Correa along with his fiance Daniella Rodriguez arrived at the event, which was hosted by Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation and Fishing’s Future, much to the delight of their young fans.

According to RBFF, Correa grew up in a fishing village in Puerto Rico and is an avid fisherman. The foundation also stated the Astros’ shortstop was able to teach the children basic fishing skills such as casing, baiting a hook and identifying fish species, all while taking breaks for selfies with the kids.

2017 World Series Champion and Houston Astros shortstop, Carlos Correa and fiancé, Daniella Rodriguez, in partnership with Vamos A Pescar, share the joy of fishing with more than 100 families by reeling in their #FirstCatch at fishing workshop in Katy,TX. (Credit: Anthony Rathbun, AP Newswire) (PRNewsfoto/Recreational Boating & Fishing)

Photo Courtesy of Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation

“Fishing is a great way to connect with nature and create memories — not only for Daniella and me, or for me and my family, but also for these kids and their families,” says Correa. “It also teaches you the importance of dedication — a skill that’s been essential for me out on the ballfield. There’s nothing like catching your first fish to teach you the satisfaction of accomplishing something you’ve worked hard for. Partnering with RBFF to pass this on to younger generations is an effort I’m proud to be a part of.”

The event, which was held at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, was a wonderful opportunity for children to learn about the important part recreational fishing and boating plays in preserving our state’s natural resource all while having fun.

2017 World Series Champion and Houston Astros shortstop, Carlos Correa and fiancé, Daniella Rodriguez, in partnership with Vamos A Pescar, share their passion for fishing and boating with more than 100 families at fishing workshop in Katy, TX. (Credit: Anthony Rathbun, AP Newswire) (PRNewsfoto/Recreational Boating & Fishing)
Photo Courtesy of Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation

“Carlos is an excellent advocate in our mission to inspire and engage the next generation of lifelong anglers and boaters,” says RBFF President and CEO Frank Peterson. “Providing education and creating more opportunities for young people to fish and boat in urban areas are crucial steps to securing the future of the sport.

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