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The Tadpole Foundation

Charlie loves to take kids fishing, especially on his TV show. But the numerous personal requests he receives could never be fulfilled. So in 1996 Charlie created
The Tadpole Foundation, whose mission is to give every child the chance to go fishing. To this end, The Tadpole Foundation maintains a fishing equipment lending library, and sponsors an annual free day of fishing.

The Tadpole Fishing Party is held each summer, on several private lakes near Waco, Texas.
The motto of The Tadpole Foundation is "Off the Streets, and On the Creeks,"
a credo by which Charlie lives his life.

"A judge once told me he never sentenced a kid who ever had a fishing pole in his hand."

The Tadpole Foundation is a 501c3 foundation, and contributions are
tax-deductible.

The 6th Annual Tadpole Fishing Party, for the children of Central Texas, was held Saturday, June 9, 2001. Dr. Don Risinger agreed to let the children fish on his ranch again.

In 2000, an extra lake was built by Dr. Risinger for a First Time Fish Catch Lake. Thousands of fish were stocked in this lake, for children who have never caught a fish.

In 1999, over 4,000 children and adults attended the event.

This year, let's help Charlie and
Dr. Risinger keep our kids
"Off the Streets and on the Creeks."

Charlie is almost never seen without his trademark fishing hat, but over the years he has worn many hats, from all walks of life.

Charlie was All American in basketball at Waco High School. In fact, Charlie still holds the record for most points scored in a single game (49 points) and the highest free throw percentage (a whopping 92%).

Charlie made all conference at Baylor University in 1955.
He attended on a basketball scholarship, majoring in
Music Theory, and was the only athlete to graduate as
a music major.

The Fishin' Musician

Charlie has fronted his own band, Charlie Pack and the Originals, for over 30 years. The band has played
Las Vegas with Kenny Rogers and Willie Nelson,
as well as many private parties at the Golden Nugget. Charlie has even performed with LeAnn Rimes.

"Sign or Swim"

Charlie was National Sales Leader for American General Life Insurance in 1985, with personal sales of 44 million and $385,000 of premiums. Most of his 35 years of sales successes were achieved by taking potential clients fishing.

Charlie's expertise as a crappie fisherman is legendary, but he is also an inventor! An avid crappie fisherman since childhood, Charlie experimented and eventually created the Pack's Pole: an 11-foot telescoping fiberglass rod with a perfectly balanced cork, weight
and hook, that makes crappie fishing fun and easy for everyone. Charlie's experimental improvements on the cane pole hang in his garage,but the perfected Pack's Pole is available exclusively at Wal-Mart.

Fishing Country with Charlie Pack

Charlie is best known as the host of a weekly television show, Fishing Country with Charlie Pack, seen
in Central Texas since 1989. The show is now seen on four stations, KCEN-TV channel 6 in the Waco
area, KETK-TV channel 56 in the Tyler area, KLSB-TV channel 19 in the Lufkin area, and KMSS-TV channel 33 in the Texarkana-Shreveport area.
In 1992, Fishing Country won the Telly Award.
The program is popular with children and adults alike, and is frequently watched by people who do not,
or can not fish.
Fishing Country is produced by Pack Productions,
which also produces instructional fishing videos,
including Bass Class, and Crappie Class.

In The Limelight

Charlie makes frequent public appearances at schools, civic organizations, Boat Shows and Wal-Mart SuperCenters across Texas. At many appearances, Charlie gives fishing demonstrations on "Fishermen's Dream," a 5,000 gallon fish tank, where people can see live fish and fishing lure presentations in the water, and have their fishing questions answered.

The Tadpole Foundation

Charlie loves to take kids fishing, especially on his TV show. But the numerous personal requests he receives could never be fulfilled. So in 1996, Charlie created The Tadpole Foundation, whose mission is to give every child the chance to go fishing. To this end, The Tadpole Foundation maintains a fishing equipment lending library, and sponsors an annual free day of fishing.
The Tadpole Fishing Party is held each summer, on private lakes near Waco, Texas.
The Tadpole Foundation's motto is "Off the Streets,
and On the Creeks," a credo Charlie lives by.
"A judge once told me he never sentenced a kid who ever had a fishing pole in his hand."
The Tadpole Foundation is a 501c3 foundation, and
contributions are tax-deductible.

On A Personal Note

Charlie has been married to Lynn Pack for more than
40 years, and together they have four daughters,
and six grandchildren.




The Tadpole Foundation
7111 Bosque Blvd., Suite 207
Waco Texas


Web Link

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