April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month, and volunteering in the community is something CPS Energy is passionate about. CPS Energy employees participate in about 50 unique volunteer events throughout the year and volunteers recently participated in our 24th Annual Kids Fish Day at Calaveras Lake.
More than 120 CPS Energy volunteers partnered with 40 youth from Boysville for a day of fishing and other outdoor activities. A small cove near the Calaveras Lake Pier was netted and stocked with 850 catfish donated by Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW). Through an agreement with TPW, this was a “catch and release” event. CPS Energy also partnered with Fin Addict Angler Foundation for the event. The Fin Addict Angler Foundation provided rods, reels and tackle boxes for the Boysville guests, and TPW provided 850– 12” catfish, however the record catch for the day was a 22″ catfish, which were released into Calaveras Lake after the Kids Fish event.
In the video below, CPS Energy’s VP of Community Engagement & Corporate Responsibility KJ Feder and EVP of Energy Supply Benny Ethridge discuss their experience at Kids Fish and the importance volunteerism holds to CPS Energy employees.