Employees from Coastal Electric Cooperative decided they wanted to extend a helping hand with a fishing tournament to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
“The initial date of the tournament was set for Sept. 6,” tournament coordinator Kim Sachau said. “But after threats of Hurricane Hannah we decided to push it back to Sept. 13.”
The fundraising got started the night before as the anglers met for the boat registration auction and raffle at the Shrimp Docks Marina in Sunbury.
“That is when they bet on each other’s boat to see who will actually win the tournament,” Sachau said.
She said the most important thing, besides raising the funds for cancer, was employees were the ones who decided to host the event.
She said Coastal’s employees are committed to giving back to their community. The are currently preparing for their next event, a blood drive to benefit the American Red Cross.
It is scheduled from 2-7 p.m. on Dec. 16 at the Coastal office on Highway 17 in Midway.
As for the fishing tournament, prizes were awarded to the top angles but Sachau said they are all winners.
“We had some great fishermen come and participate in the tournament,” she said. “Although they are all great, only a handful can win.”
1st - Mark Lewis and Alan Daniels
2nd - Bert Moore, Lee Black and Michael Vandoltron
3rd - Denny Clark, Roy Clark and Mitchell Clark
Phillip McCallar and Billy Kirk
Mark Lewis and Alan Daniels