GOSHEN, OH (FOX19) - The first annual special needs fishing tournament at Lake Cozy-Dale in Goshen was such a success on Sunday that organizers are already planning for next year.
The event connected children and adults with disabilities with their desire to explore nature.
"It's such a blessing to see it. It's something you don't see every day," Heidi Wethington said.
Heidi and B.J. Wethington hosted the event on Sunday, the first of its kind at the lake. Anyone, of any age, with any kind of disability, could take part. A big part of the crowd ended up being children.
"These kids don't get to do outdoor activities. They're stuck inside a lot in their schools," B.J. said. "They don't get to enjoy nature."
"It's actually the best part of it," Heidi said. "That's why we looked forward to it so much was to see their faces, to know they can do this."
Officials from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Hamilton Township Fire and EMS crew were there Sunday too.