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2016 Scholarship Applications now available! All Ohio students with special needs, under the age of 22, are encouraged to apply.  Scholarships are awarded based on need for therapies and services that are recreational in nature. For example, services that will be considered include, but are not limited to: Horseback Riding, Swimming, Music, Dance, Drama, Art, Karate, Social Skills Groups, Sports (football, basketball, soccer, etc.). Note: Services do not have to be adapted or therapeutic, but must meet recreational standard.

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Special Needs Trout Derby

Goodyear Hunting and Fishing Club

Special Needs Trout Derby


May 14, 2016    10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.


Little Turtle Pond in Firestone Metro Park


The Goodyear Hunting & Fishing Club and the Ohio Division of Wildlife will be stocking Little Turtle Pond with rainbow trout for our annual free Special Needs Trout Derby.


Only special needs children and special needs adults may fish!

• Adult supervision is required. Adults may assist but may not fish.

• The pond is wheelchair accessible. There are several fishing docks.

• Registration is not required.

• Trophies will be awarded for the 3 largest fish (Kids 15 and under only).

• Bring your own fishing equipment and bait if you have it.

• Fishing equipment will be available for participants to use if needed.

No Minnows are permitted. Free bait will be available.

• Members of the Goodyear Hunting & Fishing Club will assist anglers.

• Free hot dogs, chips, pop & coffee will be served for the entire family.


Firestone Metro Park is located at 2400 Harrington Road, Akron, Ohio.


From the east on 224** go to the South Main St exit; Go south on South Main for two tenths mile; Turn left on Swartz Rd for nine tenths mile; Turn right on Harrington Road for two tenths mile; Turn right into parking lot. Park rangers will assist as needed to direct you to the pond.


** If you are coming from the west on 224, continue straight across the intersection at the exit onto South Main. That is Swartz Road.


Contact Steve Isaacs: 330-928-7169     email:


The Trout Derby is co-sponsored by the Goodyear Hunting and Fishing Club, MetroParks Serving Summit County, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Ohio Division of Wildlife.