Friends of Oceanside Parks donated $1,000 to Oceanside’s Youth Fishing Program, it was announced June 22.
The donation benefitted 15 youth who went on a deep-sea fishing trip out of Oceanside Harbor on June 20. Capt. Joe Cacciola of Sea Star Fishing Charter was able to offer the fishing trip at a discounted rate thanks to the donation.
The youth anglers reportedly reeled in rockfish and sea bass on their trip; a five-foot Thresher shark was almost pulled in over the rails, city officials stated.
Friends of Oceanside Parks, a nonprofit organization, raises funds in support of Oceanside’s Parks and Recreation programs.
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