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Castin' 'N Catchin' Event to Benefit the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center at Children's of Alabama
SCOTTSBORO — Captain D’s Castin’ N Catchin’ for CHD (Congenital Heart Disease), presented by LiT Coolers, will be held May 6-7 at Goose Pond Colony Resort (417 Ed Hembree Drive, Scottsboro, 35769). All proceeds will benefit the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center at Children’s of Alabama.

The two-day event will include dinner and angler’s meeting at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 6, at Goose Pond Civic Center (876 Ed Hembree Drive, Scottsboro). The fishing tournament will begin Saturday, May 7 at safe light (approximately 5:30 a.m.) with boats launching from Goose Pond Bait, Tackle & Grill. Weigh-in will begin at 2 p.m. that day.

The event will feature door prizes, a great payout and family-friendly activities throughout the day. There will also be a silent online auction for a day of fishing with 2014 Bassmaster Classic Champion Randy Howell, who will be in attendance at the event.

The tournament winner will receive a $10,000 payout. The top 30 will also receive cash prizes. The winner of the Big Fish will be awarded $1,000, with $500 given to the top finishing parent/child fisherman team younger than 16 years old. The payout is guaranteed on 200 boats. Winnings will be adjusted if boats exceed 300.

The entry fee is $110. Those who register on or before April 22 will receive an official tournament T-shirt. Register online at You can also register in person at Goose Pond Bait, Tackle & Grill, Harbin Automotive (564 Micah Way, Scottsboro) or Captain D’s (2308 S. Broad St., Scottsboro). Cash-only registration will also be available at the angler’s meeting and on the day of the tournament. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Shelly McCarty at or 205-638-7478.
Parking will be available at Goose Pond Bait, Tackle & Grill, Good Pond Amphitheater and Good Pond Civic Center. Transportation will be provided to and from parking sites. A parking ID will be issued at the angler’s meeting.

The Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center at Children’s cares for kids across the state, kids like Brody Simpson of Huntsville. The son of Jason and Lacey Simpson, Brody was born May 2015 with a heart defect that brought him to Children’s two days after birth where he received an operation to repair his heart, which was about the size of a strawberry. Brody was able to go home from the hospital after four weeks. Although Brody has several more surgeries in his future, he is doing well and growing bigger and stronger every day.

About the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center at Children’s of Alabama

Children’s cardiovascular services are located on the 4th floor of the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children. It is often referred to as a “heart hospital within a hospital” because it represents a five-decade tradition of superior clinical care and research dedicated solely to children. The medical division focuses on making the patient and the family at the center of care. This single platform of care includes surgeons, intensivists, cardiologists and many others, including nurses, social workers, child life specialists, counselors, nutritionists, occupational and physical therapists, and chaplains.

About Children's of Alabama

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by US News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 42 other states and 10 foreign countries last year, representing more than 653,000 outpatient visits and nearly 14,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available at