The fifth annual Fishin’ for a Cure Tournament, a panfish fundraiser for area children with health issues, will be Saturday at Noble’s Cabin in Long County on the Altamaha River.
The tourney is put on by the Long County Sheriff’s Office and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division of the Department of Public Safety. This year’s proceeds will be donated to Isaiah Fennell, Logan Black, Toby Stacy, Karleigh Montgomery and Shuranda Younker, who are suffering from medical issues.
The entry fee is $50 per boat with no more than two anglers on board. All entrants must be at least 13.
Prizes will be awarded for the anglers who catch the 20 heaviest panfish, red-ear sunfish, shell cracker, bluegill, crappie or redbreast. The winner will take home $700, the runner-up gets $500 and third place gets$300.
There will be a tournament for kids younger than 12 with prizes.
Fish will be weighed by personnel from the Department of Natural Resources. After the weigh-in, entrants and sponsors will receive a complementary receive dinner.
To enter or for more information on how to be a sponsor, go to www.fishinforacure.org or call Sheriff Craig Nobles at 912-977-0311, Cpt. Kenny Nobles at 912-256-6824 or Lt. Dennis DeLoach at 912-237-3825. Information can also be obtained from the Long or Tattnall County Sheriff Offices.