When Casey Scanlon drives this year between Elite Series events, spanning the United States from the Mexican to Canadian borders, he will be trying to help parents find their missing children.
His wrapped boat and truck display photos of the children as part of his partnership with the Morgan Nick Foundation’s (MNF) Picture Them Home campaign. Picture Them Home traditionally puts the photos of missing children on the back of police vehicles. Scanlon’s rig, which will travel more than 35,000 miles this year, seemed like a good fit to MNF founder Colleen Nick.
Aaron Beshears approached MNF with the idea when he left the department in 2010 to pursue a career in pro bass fishing. Beshears then fished with Scanlon as a co-angler last fall.
“Aaron has worked diligently to create this partnership with the world of professional bass fishing in hopes a missing child will be recovered,” said Nick, whose 6-year-old daughter went missing in 1995.
“MNF is extremely excited to have someone of Casey’s caliber who is committed to the Picture Them Home program and is willing to stand up and be a voice for missing children,” continued Nick. “Through these combined efforts, we expect to see children returned safely home.”
And just before the 2013 Bassmaster Classic, Scanlon got great news: One of the children whose photo was about to be featured on his truck was found.
Missing children’s photographs and recovery information will be rotated on Scanlon’s truck throughout the year.