Dale Ortmann, who lives near the Allegheny River in Manorville, Armstrong County, recently received $50,000 for his efforts to make fishing a viable pastime for interested kids.
NBC’s Today Show honored Ortmann with its Small Changes, Big Impact prize in recognition of his charitable work. Ortmann repairs discarded fishing rods to make them usable again, then distributes them to local kids and teaches them about fishing and water safety.
Ortmann’s wife, Shannon, nominated him for the Small Changes, Big Impact prize.
Watch the Today Show segment here