Jordan Craig Hock Memorial Fishing Derby

 

 

August 6, 2016
9 AM-Noon

Centennial Park South
10000 Route 108
Ellicott City, MD 21042

More Information:
Dawn Thomas, 410-313-1754

General Information

The Jordan Craig Hock Memorial Fishing Derby is a FREE fishing event for ages 15-under at Centennial Park. Howard County Recreation and Parks is working with Jordan's family to host this fishing derby in memory of Jordan and his passion for fishing. This catch and release derby is a great opportunity to introduce children to the fun of fishing through activities/games in a non-competitive manner. Experienced anglers will be on hand to offer suggestions and encouragement to the anglers . This event will also be used to educate parents and youth to boating safety.

Fish will not be weighed or measured. When youth catch a fish, they show a Derby volunteer and will receive one additional ticket into the Random Prize Drawing. (Example: catch 4 fish, get 4 extra random prize tickets.)

REGISTRATION is required to receive a derby t-shirt. We encourage everyone to register early, space is limited.  To register, call 410-313-7275 (M-F, 8 AM-4:30 PM) or click the RP number below to sign up online!

RP9155.801 - Jordan Craig Hock Memorial Fishing Derby, Sat August 6, 2016

Registration

While this is a free event for children 15 & under, registration is required and space is limited.  Only preregistered anglers will receive a derby T-Shirt, but additional shirts will be available for sale at the event while supplies last.

To register, call 410-313-7275 (M-F, 8 AM-4:30 PM) or click the RP number below to sign up online!

RP9155.801 - Jordan Craig Hock Memorial Fishing Derby, Sat August 6, 2016

History

The inaugural Jordan Craig Hock Memorial Fishing Derby was held in June of 2012 at Centennial Park in Ellicott City.  Howard County Recreation and Parks worked with Jordan's family to host this fishing derby in memory of Jordan and his passion for fishing. A great opportunity to introduce children to the fun of fishing through activities and games in a non-competitive manner, the event also focuses on educating parents and youth on water and boating safety.  

Jordan Craig Hock grew up in Howard County, participated in many countywide sports and had a passion for the sport of fishing.  In 2011 at the age of twenty-three, he was tragically killed in a boating accident in Ocean City, MD.   That year, twenty-five people ranging in age from 14 to 81, were killed in boating accidents on Maryland waterways, the deadliest year since 1992. 

Jordan’s family collected items (Ravens signed football, Gretchen Wilson signed hats/photo, themed baskets and more), which they raffled off at the event for a $1 a ticket, raising money to donate in Jordan’s name to the not-for-profit Tuerk House (specifically The Howard House, located in Ellicott City) and the Laurel Steelers Youth Football and Cheer Program, who also donated cooking services for past event.

2016 is the 3rd Jordan Craig Hock Memorial Fishing Derby.

Boating Safety

In 2011 at the age of twenty-three, Jordan Craig Hock was tragically killed in a boating accident in Ocean City, MD.   That year, twenty-five people ranging in age from 14 to 81, were killed in boating accidents on Maryland waterways, the deadliest year since 1992.

This memorial fishing derby also has a mission to promote boating safety.  Howard County Recreation and Parks participates in the Wear-It campaign with the National Safe Boating Council, and also hosts a Loaner Life Jacket Stand at Centennial Lake!  Click the image below for more information from the National Safe Boating Council, and remember to always "Wear It!"

NSBC Wear It banner