; North Carolina, U.S.A.
The 2005 North Carolina-Lions ‘V.I.P. Fishing Tournament', an annual event for visually impaired enthusiasts in the U.S.A., attracted over 520 people representing 76 North Carolina counties. This was the event’s 21st year.
One volunteer had been assigned to three participants, to place the worm on the hook and remove the fish caught.
"Everyone appeared to have a great time, particularly when it came to the day of fishing. A little rain didn't dampen their spirits. Our visually impaired friends really enjoyed themselves," said Mr. William W. Hood, President of the tournament's Board of Directors.
Along with fishing, participants took part in seminars that provided them with information on important changes in Medicare and Social Security.