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Sport, Rec & Trade Show shifts Kenai Peninsula into spring

Posted: Wednesday, May 09, 2007

 

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  Vendors offer information on enjoying and protecting the Peninsula at 22nd Annual Sport, Rec and Trade Show at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Two-year-old Maverick Gabriel and family get hooked on fishing at the Sport, Rec, and Trade Show at the Soldotna Sports Center.

The 22nd Annual Sport, Rec and Trade Show at the Soldotna Sports Center last week had something for all outdoor enthusiasts, whether it be hiking, biking, motorcycling, boating, or the latest in all terrain vehicles. Many things have changed over the last two decades at the Sport Show, but according to show promoter Tiaran “Terry” Coval, “One thing we have not changed is our commitment to our youth. They are the future of all outdoor activities and we intend to make available as many opportunities to reinforce their love of the outdoors as is possible through joint efforts with other agencies and organizations within the community. The Safari Club International and Larry Lewis in particular have given of themselves selflessly in providing young hunters the opportunity to bag various big game in the shooting simulator they set up and run each year during the Sport Show and of course the Alaska Department of Fish & Game partner with us every year to provide the opportunity to introduce young anglers to the sport of fishing at the Lance Dominonske trout pond,” wrote Coval in the Promoters Corner of the Trade Show flyer.

 

Two-year-old Maverick Gabriel and family enjoying themselves at the 22nd annual Sport, Rec and Trade show.

One very happy little guy was two-year-old Mavrick Gabriel who caught his first trout this year, then immediately pointed out a new boat that was nearby his mom and dad. “The whole effort of putting this show on each year is worth it just for the smile on one kid’s face, and to see their excitement and the sparkle of their eyes when they bring in a fish,” said Coval. One change at this year’s Sport show was the door prize, “The door prize winner this year receives a cash gift certificate for $400 that they can use at a local merchant of their choice. It’s our hope that the winner will actually be able to tailor the door prize to their own specific interests and help support our local economy at the same time,” said Coval.

 

Vendors offer information on enjoying and protecting the Peninsula at 22nd Annual Sport, Rec and Trade Show at the Soldotna Sports Center.

With some 5,500 people attending this year’s Sport, Rec & Trade Show, Coval found himself short of tickets, “My wife had to cut up pieces of paper for the door prize drawing toward the end of the show,” he said. The winner of the $400 cash gift certificate was James McPherson of Soldotna. “My wife and I want to thank Evy Gephardt and everyone at the Peninsula Clarion for all their marketing help this year and all the vendors and sponsors. We truly appreciate all their support.

 

Vendors offer information on enjoying and protecting the Peninsula at 22nd Annual Sport, Rec and Trade Show at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Through the years this Sport show has become our way of giving back to the community and providing an event where you can meet up with old friends you haven’t seen all winter and folks can get together and share their plans for a fun summer in Alaska,” said Coval.



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