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"Kayak for a Cure" online benefit tournament

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Fellow kayak angler Jason Hopper’s daughter was recently diagnosed with leukemia. The kayak angling community was called to action, and an online benefit tournament was created to help with medical expenses. The word spread like wildfire across message boards and social media. In a matter of a few days, anglers from all over the United States were sending in tournament registrations. What started as a small idea has now grown into a major event.

The tournament runs from May 1-31. To date, there are 264 anglers signed up for the tournament, which gives participants the chance to win several prizes, a free Kayak for a Cure t-shirt, and a FeelFree “Lure 10” kayak.

We have been overwhelmed with the sponsor response. These selfless companies have donated generously to help increase participation. Without these sponsors, the event could not have grown to the size it has.

Anglers are allowed to fish any body of water from a kayak or other human-powered vessel, and submit pictures of their catches on a measuring board. The top two largest fish are scored using the AMI Fish Calculator to give each angler a total score. Prizes will also be awarded at random to give everyone a chance to win something.

If you are interested in participating in or sponsoring the event, please follow the links below for rules, identifiers, and tournament standings. Registration will end May 31.

http://www.chattanoogabassyakkers.com/#!kayak-for-a-cure/c1rf9 https://www.facebook.com/events/285600208282238/

Questions? Email Corey Stansifer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Greg Becker

About the Author: Greg Becker relocated to the Tampa Bay, FL area from upstate NY, where for 20 years he spent his spare time as a licensed hunting and fishing guide. He now enjoys fishing in places you don’t need to drill through the water in winter. Greg writes for several outdoor companies and publications in the U.S. and abroad, and is a member of the Native Watercraft Pro Staff and Bull Bay Rods Professional Team. Greg enjoys getting his eleven-year-old son Robert out fishing in salt water from his kayak, and together they volunteer with the Tampa Bay Chapter of Heroes on the Water and Operation Helping Hand at the James A Haley VA Hospital.

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