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Local Youth Program Gets Help From Salmon Derby

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The derby helped raise funds for Salmon in the Classroom. The derby helped raise funds for Salmon in the Classroom.
RICHLAND, WA- The 4th Annual Atomic Salmon Derby at Howard Amon Park in Richland had their awards ceremony Sunday and they helped the Salmon in the Classroom Program. 

Every year the derby chooses a foundation to support and this year they chose the Salmon in the Classroom Project.

The winner of the derby received $3,500 in prizes and one of those prizes was a boat motor, which will be auctioned off.  The money from that will go to Salmon in the Classroom to support their program. 

Rachel Little works for the program and said the derby decided to support them after they learned the program needed help.

“I think it's wonderful to have watched this program grow from a program that deals mostly with school children.  We've been doing it for so many years.  Literally thousands of students have gone through this program and now adults are even participating by giving back to this program,” said Little.

The money will help Salmon in the Classroom get more equipment to help kids learn about science and the environment.  The program lets kids grow salmon eggs and allows them to see their growing process.
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