‘Fishing for a Cure’ sold out
March 21, 2013 10:10PM
Updated: April 23, 2013 1:24PM
Exelon’s “Fishing for a Cure” fishing tournament has reached its limit of 100 boats participating in the competition.
The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Illinois is guaranteed a minimum donation of $15,000. The donation allows the organization to provide help to 32 needy families with 20 one-hour community education programs, said Beth Alderson, the chapter’s special events manager.
Last year, the tournament raised $48,000 for four Braidwood-area food pantries, according to a press release.
The tournament is scheduled for 6 a.m. May 18 at Braidwood Lake’s Kankakee Road (South) Ramp.
While the bass tournament is sold out, donations are still being accepted. And, there are spots open for young anglers in the children’s fishing derby scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. that day at the Godley Park District.
Registration for the children’s event opens at 9 a.m. that day and costs $5 to enter. More information is available online at www.exeloncorp.com/events.