Several of the children who were asked questions in the final phase froze, but not Goody. When his questions were asked, he just nodded his head, turned toward the audience and gave the best answer that he could.
The Tinley Park Fishing Show Outdoor Kid of the Year Competition was sponsored by the Hammond, IN Cabela's store. Each of the Top Ten competitors received a $25.00 Cabela's gift card and a Cabela's soft tackle bag.
By winning the Outdoor Kid of the Year Competition, Goody won a $500.00 Cabela's gift card, a fishing charter on Lake Michigan with Captain Ron Miltzow of Wake N Sea Sportfishing Charters out of East Chicago Indiana, and the opportunity to have that fishing trip taped for airing on an Illinois Outdoors television show.