FWC promotes boating safety, conservation at Super Bowl events
Friday, January 29, 2010
Media contact: Gabriella B. Ferraro (FWC), 772-215-9459; David Silverstein (Super Bowl), 305-614-7553
Be smart and safe outdoors. That's the
message the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
will promote at 2010 South Florida Super Bowl celebrations.
FWC law enforcement officers will be on hand for
two of the events: the Kids Fishing Classic Jan. 30 and the Super
Celebrity Fishing Classic Feb. 3. Officers will educate
participants on boating safety basics, such as wearing a life
jacket, maintaining proper lookout and developing a float plan.
"I encourage all participants, experienced or
inexperienced boaters, to stop and chat with our officers.
Everyone can use a refresher on boating safety. It's a matter
of personal responsibility," said FWC Chairman Rodney Barreto, who
is also chairman of the South Florida Super Bowl Host
The Super Celebrity Fishing Classic will celebrate
the lives of three athletes, tragically killed last year when their
boat capsized in the Gulf of Mexico. The lone survivor of the
accident will be on hand at the event. Proceeds from the
event will go to the victims' families' charities of choice.
The Kids Fishing Classic promises to be a day of
fun for more than 150 inner-city kids. Some of them have
never been on a boat, let alone fished.
"Kids will learn how they can help conserve nature
by catching and releasing fish," Barreto said.
For more information on boating safety, visit
For more information on the South Florida Super
Bowl, visit www.southfloridasuperbowl.com.