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Fishing tournament aims to reel in funds for HBS cheerleaders

Published 11:10am Thursday, March 21, 2013

Horseshoe Bend is inviting the public for a day of fishing and fund raising on Lake Martin.

The varsity and junior varsity squads are hosting their fourth annual fundraising fishing tournament April 6.

“We invite people to come out and support the girls,” said Tammy East, varsity cheerleading coach. “It’s a great way to support a good cause and get to spend the day fishing on Lake Martin.”

East said the annual tournament will have a $100 per boat entry fee and optional $10 per boat Big Fish Pot.

“It is such a great fundraiser to help both squads out,” East said. “With times being the way they are ,it’s difficult to ask family members to continue to purchase things. This takes the burden off a girl’s family members. It’s a fun way to raise funds without having to burden the community over and over with fundraisers. We’ve found people love to fish and don’t mind supporting a good cause to get to spend a day fishing on Lake Martin.”

East said winners will be awarded cash prizes of: $1,200 for first, $800 for second, $300 for third and $100 for fourth and fifth places. All money raised will benefit the cheerleading squads.

“All funds will go to helping cheerleaders support their athletic programs,” East said. “We’re looking to purchase new uniforms, new flags and new (tumbling) mats for the girls.”

East said funds raised by the tournament will also help cover camp expenses for the squads.

“Our varsity squad will attend camp at Auburn University this summer,” East said. “This money will help with their camp expenses and help purchase their camp wear.”

East said the tournament will be held from daylight until 3 p.m.

For more information or to register in advance, contact Horseshoe Bend School at 256-329-9110.

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