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HBS cheerleaders to host fishing tourney at Wind Creek

Published 8:53pm Monday, April 25, 2011

Horseshoe Bend School’s junior varsity cheerleading squad is hosting their second annual fishing tournament at Wind Creek State Park, April 30 from daylight until 3 p.m.

Junior Varsity Cheerleading Coach, Tammy East, said proceeds from the event would benefit the JV cheerleading squad and HBS athletic programs.

“We actually doubled our squad this year,” East said. “So we will be purchasing safety equipment with part of the proceeds.”

With 40 sponsors and the help of B.J. Barnett, director of activities, East said the event should be successful once again.

East said the entry fee is $100 per boat. Each boat can catch up to five fish, and the winner will be determined at 3 p.m. by the total weight of all the fish they catch.

“First place wins $1,200, second place wins $800, third place wins $300, and fourth and fifth place both win $100 each,” East said.

Along with the regular cash prizes, East said every contestant has the option to donate $10 extra to the “Big Fish Pot.” Whoever catches the biggest fish at the end of the day wins whatever money is in the pot.

East said anyone is eligible to participate, but if they are 16 years old or younger they need a parent or guardian’s signature to participate.

All participants must also have a valid Alabama fishing license.

East said registration starts at 5 a.m. the morning of the tournament and the tournament will begin at safe-daylight.

Overall, East said she invites everyone to come out and participate and support Horseshoe Bend School.

“The girls have a great time that day,” East said. “They are involved in the tournament, carry the fish and release the fish. It’s just entertaining to watch the girls. They are there to help and it’s an exciting day. It’s fun and everyone can also enjoy the park when they’re finished.”

The JV cheerleaders will also be serving lunch at the event. For a donation, you can get a hotdog, chips and a drink.

East said participants could get a 20-percent discount off their stay at Jameson Inn on U.S. 280 if they mention the tournament. Also, East said participants could also lodge or camp at the park.

For more information or to register early, contact East at 256-397-2981.