Tag: Big Bear Visitor Center

Annual Jim Hall Memorial May Trout Classic Offers Chance To Win $10,000

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 20, 2012, noon – Organizers of the 30th Annual Jim Hall Memorial May Trout Classic are pulling out all the stops for anglers to win big money. The top nine largest trout caught at the May Trout Classic share or split $8,000 in prize money based on 500 entrants, and new this year is an opportunity to catch a tagged trout worth $10,000. Tournament Director Jason Hall says the May Trout Classic is known as ‘The Grand Daddy of Them All’ because they stock the lake with enormous trophy-sized trout, and this year, one lucky angler could catch a trophy-size beauty with a tag on its dorsal fin worth $10,000. In addition to the tagged trout and $8,000 in cash prizes for the top nine largest trout, are trophies and drawings with thousands of dollars worth of fishing gear, bait and tackle from national manufacturers. The May Trout Classic is the longest running fishing tournament at Big Bear Lake, and has become a family tradition with multiple generations participating in the annual event. The May Trout Classic is a non-profit event with all of its proceeds going to Big BearLake’s fishery programs and fish habitat. Money from the tournament enables officials to plant trophy-size trout and provide a memorable angling experience for current and future generations. The event will take place on May 19 and 20. Entry forms are available...

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Blues For The Zoo Benefit Concert Raises Funds For Moonridge Animal Park

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 1, 2011, noon – This year’s Blues for the Zoo benefit concert will take place on Saturday, August 6th. The concert features three of Chicago’s great blues guitarists and will help raise money for Moonridge Animal Park’s rehabilitation programs for orphaned and injured alpine wildlife. Singer-songwriter Brother Yusef opens the concert, followed by Maria Muldaur. The Chicago Blues Shootout is the headlining act, an all-star group featuring Lurrie Bell, Ronnie Baker Brooks and Larry McCray. Blues for the Zoo is Saturday, August 6th at Swim Beach Outdoor Amphitheater at 41220 Park Avenue in Big Bear Lake. The gates open at 1pm and the concert starts at 3pm. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the gate. Parking is $3. Children 10 and under get in free with an adult ticket holder. You can bring your own lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Swim Beach is open during the concert for ticket holders only and no coolers allowed. To purchase tickets in advance or to book lodging and ticket packages log onto www.bigbear.com or call 800-424-4232. You can also get tickets at the Big Bear Visitor Center, 630 Bartlett Road or Moonridge Animal Park, 43285 Goldmine Dr. in Big Bear Lake.  [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30917.mp3|titles=Zoo...

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Big Bear Battles Child Obesity With Campaign To Get Kids Active Outdoors

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 8, 2011, noon –  This summer Big Bear Lake is on board to battle the ongoing epidemic of childhood obesity with its new initiative KIDS. GET OUTDOORS. WIN. The new campaign is designed to promote healthy lifestyles and demonstrate that kids who get active outdoors while on vacation will have loads of fun while keeping fit with the proper amount of exercise. The Big Bear Lake Resort Association is on a mission to prove exercise in the great outdoors is more fun, imaginative and entertaining than video games and other electronic devices that keep kids from appropriate daily exercise. This summer Big Bear introduces a new interactive stamp booklet designed to introduce kids to different outdoor activities. The stamp booklet is similar to a scavenger hunt, which gives kids an opportunity to collect stamps at different locations in Big Bear Lake to win exceptional prizes such as a new mountain bike, new snowboard or grand prize all-inclusive trip to Big Bear. Stamp booklets are available at the Big Bear Visitor Center, 630 Bartlett Road in Big Bear Lake or participating local businesses called Outdoor Fun Spots. Each time a child finishes an activity associated with an Outdoor Fun Spot such as kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddleboarding, wakeboarding or mountain biking, he or she gets the booklet stamped and starts winning from the first stamp...

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