Two area tournaments will be held Saturday, April 28, to benefit children stricken with illness and to send a student to college.
The first annual Fishing For A Cure tournament will be held at the Altamaha River. The tourney starts at sunrise and will last until 6 p.m. Awards will be given to the 20 heaviest panfish stringer fish that are caught. Cash prizes of $300, $200 and $100 dollars will be given to the top three catches. Supper will be provided to all sponsors and contestants, with the weigh-in taking place at Nobles Cabin between Moody’s Camp and Adamson’s Fish Camp in Long County. Tickets are $25 for all anglers who are 13 and older and free for kids 12 and younger.
The event is being sponsored by the Georgia Department of Public Safety Motor Carrier Compliance Division and the Long County Sheriff’s Department. Proceeds will be donated to Taylor McCartney, Vicky Hall and Josh Berry. For more information on how to be a sponsor or on entering the tournament, call 256-6824 or 237-2382.
If fishing isn’t your cup of tea, and instead you prefer a round of golf, you can come out and be a part of the HAPfan Golf at the Cherokee Rose Country Club. The 4-person scramble is played in remembrance of Mabel Creel, with proceeds going toward $500 scholarships for graduating Long County and Liberty County seniors who play golf. Entry fee is $240 per team or $60 per individual. Cash prizes awarded, a meal and more will be part of the event. The first tee time is 1 p.m., with prizes and the lunch served after all teams are back at the clubhouse. There are sponsorship opportunities that include being a door-prize sponsor, a par sponsor ($100), birdie sponsor ($250), eagle sponsor ($500) and a hole-in-one sponsor for donations exceeding $500 value.
For more information, call 977-2157.