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Gibbs Family Hosting Inaugural Charity Bass Tournament in Clanton

CLANTON (September 5, 2013) –  The Gibbs  family invites fishermen, friends and families to join them as they host the Inaugural Charity Bass Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 7, on Lake Mitchell.

Registration will take place on the day of the tournament at the boat launch inside the pavilion at Higgins Ferry Park (11161 County Road 28, Clanton 35046). The tournament will begin at daylight and all participants must return to the dock for weigh-in by 3 p.m. The entry fee is $110 per boat. Food and drinks will be provided, along with door prizes. All proceeds from this event benefit the Hydrocephalus Association Central Alabama Walk that will take place in November.

Each boat has a two person maximum and has a five fish limit. All participants must wear a kill switch and PFD during the “blast off.” Competition penalties include the deduction of one pound per dead fish and one pound per minute that the boat is not back to the dock on time. Participants who arrive to the weigh in more than five minutes late will be disqualified. Competitors may only use artificial lures. Alcohol is prohibited.

The Gibbs family was inspired to host this event by Ayden Elrod. The Gibbs family wanted to help raise money for the Hydrocephalus Association Central Alabama Walk in which Ayden and his team will be participating. The Charity Bass Tournament, hosted by the Gibbs family, is in support of Team Ayden’s Avengers.

The Hydrocephalus Association’s mission to eliminate the challenges associated with hydrocephalus, a disease that is the result of large veins within the brain. Though this disease has no known cure, there are ways to manage symptoms. Neurosurgical operations are common among those diagnosed and often requiring maintenance surgeries. Hydrocephalus can affect all ages and comes with a variety of challenges that can include mobility, vision, pain-related, cognitive and developmental.

For more information, contact Steve Gibbs at 205-910-9678 or