Trinity Outdoors brings excitement to Cabela's

Kyle Riviere
Many kids hit the Cabela's pond to fish after taking part in Hooked Kids on Fishing.

Last Saturday, many spectators and participants made their way to the Gonzales Cabela's Outdoors to enjoy the many events and festivities scheduled.

Despite the gloomy weather conditions, the event offered a little something for everyone to enjoy.

For the kids, they were able to take part in "Hooked Kids on Fishing Junior Rodeo," put on by the Angler magazine.

The day-long event encouraged kids to get out and discover the excitement of fishing instead of lounging around indoors.

Stations were set up where instructors gave the kids a crash-course in the certain aspects of fishing, which included: safety on the water, conservation, hooks and rigging, casting, tackle, catch and release and rod-handling.

Afterward, the participants were able to practice what they had just learned out in Cabela's pond.

In addition to the Hooked Kids on Fishing event, there was live music and a jambalaya cookout for spectators to enjoy.

There was also the Revelation Vintage Car Show that drew some of the sleekest hot rods in the area.

Finally, there was the 2015 Trinity Outdoors Bass Classic, where the winner earned $10,000.

Trinity Outdoor Disabled Adventures put on the event.

They are an organization that was formed as an outreach program from Acadiana Amputee Support Group. They try to help folks with disabilities gain confidence and spiritual uplifting.

To do this, they take participants out to play tennis, golf and of course, they take them to hunt and fish along with canoeing, kayaking, camping and hiking.

Trinity President Jason Bland was on hand to kick things off. Bland started the organization five years ago--three years after he lost his right lower leg in a car accident.

Trinity has grown ever since. They have now been able to take more than 1,000 individuals with disabilities out on outdoor adventures.