The annual Special Olympics Fishing Derby is one of the Mianus Chapter's most popular event for members and volunteers. For nearly two decades, the annual derby at the pond at Merwin Meadows Park in Wilton has helped athletes from Connecticut Special Olympics learn how to fish and also win 5 different $1,000 prizes to help fund their team's training and travel expenses.
It doesn't take much to volunteer and the rewards are beyond description. This year's derby takes place on Saturday, October 12, with volunteer preparation and setup starting at 10:00 a.m., registration beginning at 10:30 a.m., the derby running from around 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and a complimentary lunch and awards ceremony for athletes and volunteers following. We expect more than 50 athletes and their families, so we'll need all the help we can get.