Kids will take on fish and cancer during ‘Casting for a Cure’

Kids will take on fish and cancer during ‘Casting for a Cure’
The Ninth Annual Steve McCadams “Casting For A Cure” Kids Fishing Rodeo returns to Carroll Lake on Saturday for a fun-filled morning where even little fish bring on big smiles. Young anglers ages 15 and younger are invited to participate in the free event which will benefit the American Cancer Society. Each year McCadams teams up with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the event continues to grow in popularity each year. More than 2,800 kids from five states have been introduced to the great sport of fishing since the rodeo’s conception. “I’m looking forward to another big rodeo and we’ve got more prizes than ever to offer the kids this year,” said McCadams, nationally known outdoorsman. “Thanks to the help of TWRA, lots of volunteers and donations, the festivity will build some self-esteem in these future fishermen as they fight fish and cancer at the same time.” Participants are asked to arrive early and check-in at the registration tent where each contestant will receive a bag of goodies. Registration will be from 7-9 a.m. with the competition taking place from 9-11 a.m. Kids are asked to bring their own bait and tackle. However, TWRA will have loaner rods so every kid will have a chance to fish. “It’s a great opportunity for kids to learn about the great sport of fishing while sharing some time with their family and friends,” said McCadams, himself a cancer survivor. “I wanted to do something to help fight this terrible disease that affects so many people for no reason. It’s especially sad to see young kids stricken with cancer but with events like these we can give them hope as we work together to find a cure.” A Bassmaster Casting Kids contest will be held by the McKenzie Bass Club. Winners will advance to state and national competition. Carroll Lake is located five miles east of McKenzie and five miles north of Huntingdon on U.S. Highway 22. For additional information log on to www.stevemccadams.com or call 731-642-0360.

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