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Weekend fishing tournament to benefit Horseshoe Bend cheerleaders

Published 9:09pm Wednesday, April 2, 2014

By Adam PowellThe Outlook

Horseshoe Bend High School, along with the American Bass Anglers, will be hosting their annual Fishing Tournament Saturday, April 5 at Wind Creek State Park.
This is the group’s sixth year hosting the event and Tammy East, an organizer for the event, is hopeful that it will be even more successful than years past.
“This tournament has increased with participation each year,” East said. “We hope to continue this trend.”
Last year’s tournament brought in roughly 45 boats.
Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the HBHS varsity cheerleaders, which will go toward uniforms, safety mats and other necessities.
Registration will be at 5 a.m. the day of the event, or participants can send in their $100 boat registration fee to Tammy East at HBHS, 10684 Highway 22 East, New Site, AL.
The event will go from “safe daylight” until 3 p.m. that afternoon.
Cash prizes will be given out at the end of the event and participants can enter the big fish pot for an additional $10.
For those who have never participated in the event, you will need to have a current fishing license.
East encourages everyone to get to the marina early, as boats are released according to the number they receive upon arrival.
“Most fishermen want first choice of fishing spots and strive to be in the top 10 positions,” East said.
While the fishing tournament is a good time for everyone involved, it is an important fundraising tool for the cheerleader at HBHS.
“Our cheerleading squad is dependent on fund raisers to purchase safety equipment, camp wear, and uniforms,” East said. “We also have yearly expenses such as fuel for away games and supplies that must be replenished.”
If you would like to sponsor the event, or would just like more information, contact East at (256) 329-9110.
“I encourage anyone who wishes to enjoy a relaxing Saturday to come out and support a good cause,” East said. “Rain or shine, you can’t beat a peaceful day fishing on beautiful Lake Martin.”