As the press release below explains, this year's event promises to be bigger than ever with celebrity fly tyers, demonstrations and a drift boat load of raffle prizes. All proceeds help support the uncompensated care program at Children's Hospital. My hat's off to Don and Nathan for making this such a special event. So mark your calendars and I'll plan to see you there, K FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The 2004 Caddis For Kids Fly Tie-A-Thon & Fly Tying Expo to Benefit Seattle Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center Hosted by the Avid Angler Fly Shop Contacts: Don Johnson: 360-432-0402 / 360-970-9197 Nathan Keen: The Avid Angler, 206-362-4030 / 877-347-4874 Kira Haller: Children's Hospital 206-987-4987 Seattle, WA - Don Johnson's Fourth Annual "Caddis for Kids" Charity Tie-a-Thon will be held Friday and Saturday, November 5 and 6 at the Avid Angler, 17171 Bothell Way NE, A130, Lake Forest Park, Washington. For the past four years fly tyer Don Johnson has organized this fun and important event to raise funds and awareness for children's pediatric services. Don donates his time and tying prowess; you help by donating much needed funds. All donations accepted, large or small, with net proceeds benefiting the uncompensated care program at Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, the Northwest's leading children's hospital. The uncompensated care fund serves almost 200,000 patients each year whose families lack resources to cover the full cost of their child's medical care. This year the hospital expects to provide over $38 million in medical care through this fund in support of these families and your contribution does make a difference! The Caddis for Kids Tie-a-Thon begins at noon on Friday, November 5. Friday afternoon will be highlighted with a guest appearance and tying session by the legendary Alec Jackson. On Saturday, the Tie-A-Thon ends at noon but the tying doesn't stop! Fly-tying demonstrations by many of the Pacific Northwest's finest fly-tyers will begin at 10:00 am and include a presentation by steelheading guru Jim Teeny. There will be a HUGE prize drawing Saturday afternoon at about 3:00 pm with items from St. Croix, TFO Rods, Sage, Ross Reels, Pacific Fly Group, Jim Teeny Inc., Trophy Lakes, Daiichi, Angler Sport Group, Whitefish Studios, Rainy's Flies, The Norlander Company, Scintilla Dubbing, Alpine Innovations, Giraffe Lighting, Oasis Tying Benches, McLean New Zealand Weigh Nets, Coyote Eyewear, Gudebrod, The Yorkshire Flyfisher, Canyon Creek Angling & Mercantile and many others! Tickets for the drawings are ONLY $1.00! So, come by the Avid Angler Friday and Saturday, November 5 and 6 and enjoy tying demos and presentations, buy some tickets for a chance at the great tackle items donated by our sponsors and help assist Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center in their mission to provide the best pediatric care available to every child in need.