Gulf Coast Buddy Sports branches into fishing

Mississippi Gulf Coast Buddy Sports helped enrich the lives of special needs youths and adults with a fishing trip on the Gulf.

Charter boats were seen coming in at about 11 a.m. Saturday as these buddies brought in their hauls.

Ten boats chartered 20 anglers into the Gulf early that morning, bringing back about 50 caught fish.

The public charity began in 2010 with a youth baseball league in Long Beach and grew to include a variety of opportunities for people with special needs to make friends and play sports at their leisure.

This was the group’s third outing on the Gulf as Fishing with Buddies began just last year. MS Gulf Coast Buddy Sports Director Mike Crawford said, “We plan to keep it going once or twice every year. We use charter boats because these fishermen put them right on the fish, and I think we had some people catch 50 fish today, so everybody went out and had a good time. And it’s for youths and adults with special needs.”

Pizza and drinks awaited the fishers at the harbor so they could replenish after the long morning.

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