‘Casting for a Cure’ fishing rodeo June 12th
Posted: Thursday, June 3, 2010 3:01 pm
Young anglers ages 15 and under 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 big event continues to grow in popularity each year.
More than 3,300 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, a nationally known outdoorsman who lends his name to the event. “Thanks to the help of a 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.”
Advanced registration is advised. Entry forms are available at Carroll Lake bait shop or send each child’s name, address and age to: TWRA, Attn: Steve McCadams “Casting For A Cure” Kids Fishing Rodeo, 200 Lowell Thomas Drive, Jackson, TN 38301.
Participants are asked to arrive early and check in at the registration tent, where each contestant will receive a bag of goodies. On-site registration will be from 7-9 a.m. with the actual competition taking place from 9-11 a.m.
Youngsters can obtain bait and tackle on site at Carroll Lake bait shop. 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.”
The event will coincide with National Fishing Week across America. And, June 12 is Free Fishing Day in Tennessee.
Carroll Lake is located one mile east of McKenzie and five miles west of Huntingdon, on U.S. Highway 22. For additional information log on to www.stevemccadams.com or call 731-642-0360.
Published in The Messenger 6.3.10