The Colorado Springs Sky Sox will give a free fishing pole to the first 500 children through the gate for its 1:35 p.m. Sunday, May 4 home game against the Memphis Firebirds at Security Service Field.
The Triple-A baseball club, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and Great Outdoors Colorado will give away the equipment. About 50 children will be selected to go out onto the field and practice reeling in their first catch.
This is the 12th year of the fishing pole event with 6,000 given away so far. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at the team web site.