More than 250 Special Olympics athletes and family members are expected to gather from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 29 at Cape Henlopen State Park, 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, for the 27th annual Special Olympics Delaware Families Day at the Beach.

Athletes and families participate in the annual Hoss Cochran fishing tournament, sponsored by the Delaware Mobile Surf Fishermen Association and Lighthouse View Bait and Tackle with volunteers provided by the Rehoboth Beach Lions Club. Prizes are awarded for the first, biggest and most fish caught.

After the tournament, a picnic lunch is provided by the Rehoboth Beach Kiwanis Club, with support from the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge No. 4.

“The day is a wonderful way for our athletes and their families to get together and enjoy each other’s company,” said Special Olympics Executive Director Ann Grunert. “Each year the fishing tournament stories get better and better, and the fish caught bigger and bigger.”

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