Click here to continue 1 / 20 As part of its continued commitment to grow the sport of fishing, Bassmaster visited Central Park in New York City for its annual Adventures NYC – a day in the park designed to get kids outdoors and to teach them new things they can do while they are out there. Photo: B.A.S.S. 2 / 20 Things like logrolling... Photo: B.A.S.S. 3 / 20 …stand up paddleboarding… Photo: B.A.S.S. 4 / 20 …ziplining… Photo: B.A.S.S. 5 / 20 …and fishing! Bassmaster Get Hooked on Fishing showed over 650 kids the basics of casting and gave away hundreds of free gifts, while more than 6,000 people came through the venue to see what fishing was all about. Photo: B.A.S.S. 6 / 20 Bassmaster Get Hooked on Fishing sponsors Toyota, Shakespeare and TakeMeFishing.org provided lots of goodies for the kids to take home with them in the hopes that they will continue to pursue the sport of fishing no matter where they live. Photo: B.A.S.S. 7 / 20 B.A.S.S. is committed to growing the sport, especially in areas where many youths have never been introduced to fishing. Photo: B.A.S.S. 8 / 20 Copies of Bassmaster Magazine were a favorite take home and pore over as the “Bible of Bass Fishing.” Photo: B.A.S.S. 9 / 20 There were lots of moms who had no idea how to introduce their kids to fishing. One mom said, “It’s so cool that you are teaching city kids to fish. We go to upstate New York in the summers so now they’ll be able to fish when we go.” Photo: B.A.S.S. 10 / 20 B.A.S.S. Nation volunteer, Joe Rodriguez, of the Great Falls Bass Club gave up a beautiful day that could have bene spent on the water to instead drive three hours into the city to teach casting skills. Photo: B.A.S.S. 11 / 20 Lisa Rodriguez of Rock Hill, N.Y., worked the booth to make sure everyone got goodies. Photo: B.A.S.S. 12 / 20 Antonio “GoGo” Gomez of Paterson, N.J., has volunteered every year Bassmaster has gone to Adventures NYC in Central Park. He kept big smiles on little faces. Photo: B.A.S.S. 13 / 20 B.A.S.S. member Ray Rios of Budd Lake, N.J., helped hundreds of kids understand how a rod and reel work. Photo: B.A.S.S. 14 / 20 Kevin Rios, also of Budd Lake, N.J., was another stellar volunteer from the B.A.S.S. Nation. Photo: B.A.S.S. 15 / 20 Kids and parents waited in line for more than an hour to try their hand at fishing… Photo: B.A.S.S. 16 / 20 …and the chance to win a Shakespeare rod and reel combo, like Artess Johnson of New York City. Photo: B.A.S.S. 17 / 20 Aaron Sarden, of Paterson, N.J., volunteered for the second year in a row. Photo: B.A.S.S. 18 / 20 Aaron’s father, Albert Sarden, also volunteered his time for Bassmaster Get Hooked on Fishing. Photo: B.A.S.S. 19 / 20 The Great Falls B.A.S.S. Nation club came out in full force, including Devon Norwood-Kitson from Montclair, N.J. Photo: B.A.S.S. 20 / 20 Bassmaster events are brought to life and made better every time by volunteers from B.A.S.S. Nation clubs. The Great Falls Bass Masters are exemplary of how members help grow the sport of fishing by spending their time to teach newcomers the fun of fishing. Photo: B.A.S.S.