ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Football coaching legend Jimmy Johnson has been named the Honorary Chairperson for this year's National Fishing and Boating Week (NFBW), June 5-13, according to a press release today from the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation.
Johnson will help RBFF kick off the week's festivities at a June 5 media event, where, along with local families, he'll make the ceremonial first cast in New York City's Central Park, RBFF said.
Johnson will be providing media support for the hundreds of NFBW events occurring across the country through interviews and appearances on TV and radio. Those interested in registering their events may still do so at www.waterworkswonders.org.
"I'm thrilled to be a part of this American celebration of the outdoors," Johnson said. "For me, there's no greater way to relax and enjoy life than to be out on the water bonding with my family and friends."
RBFF said it will be scheduling Johnson on a number of national media programs on June 3-4, which could include Good Morning America, The Today Show, national broadcast news, Late Night with Letterman, MTV or other high profile media.
As the Honorary Chairperson, Johnson will be informing the American public how they can locate events nearest their homes, and spreading the Water Works Wonders message that fishing and boating are great ways for families to reconnect, according to RBFF.
"Because of his accomplishments and undeniable love of the water, we are proud to name Coach Johnson as the first honorary chairperson of National Fishing and Boating Week," said Bruce Matthews, president of RBFF. "With his help, we'll show families how time spent on the water can bring them closer together and increase funds to conserve our natural resources."