It is our mission to use sport fishing as a vehicle to mentor to children and create real moments of truth between our angler mentors and our young angler participants.
Timothy Poole, Founder
Bio: Timothy “OneGone” Poole is an outdoor sports enthusiast, child advocate and community activist with a special love for Boating and Fishing. He wanted to use his story as an inner-city kid, who turned his life around, and now serves his community, the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento.
Hooked on Fishing Not On Violence (HOFNOV) program was founded in 2011. In the past five years the program has provided nearly 1,000 children and teens with the opportunity to participate in our fishing derbies and camping trips that are held several times during the spring and summer fishing seasons. This program is uniquely designed to expose inner city at-promised children to the art and sport of fishing. HOFNOV is a nice fit for Sacramento because of the River City’s proximity to rivers, lakes and several streams, and creeks. We have found that fishing breaks down a multitude of barriers while reduction and behavioral re-direction. Not only is this activity enjoyable to the children, it is a physical activity that increases health and fitness. This is important because one of the most astounding risk factors for at promised youths is the extraordinary high rates of childhood obesity and adult onset/Type II Diabetes.