The 28th Annual Kids Fishing Derby is scheduled for Saturday June 13th at Cedar Lake Park in Olathe. Gates open at 7:30 a.m., and registration runs from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Participation is free but limited to the first 600 fishers.
The derby includes a free hot dog lunch and giveaways throughout the event. Participants will also receive a free t-shirt. It culminates with the trophy presentations for whoever catches the biggest fish in each age category from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The derby is made possible by its organizers: Blue Valley Bass Busters, Olathe Clockwinders Optimists Club, Olathe Community Sportsman Club, Olathe Noon Optimists, and the Olathe Parks & Recreation Department. In addition, the event's major contributors that underwrite the cost and provide prizes include: Olathe Hy-Vee Stores, Bas Pro Shops, Garmin International, and Pepsi Americas.