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BIRMINGHAM - Bass fishermen from across the southeastern U.S. will return to Lake Eufaula on Saturday, June 3, for the Alabama Children’s Classic Bass Tournament.
Event proceeds will benefit Children’s of Alabama, the state’s only freestanding pediatric hospital. Last year, families in the Wiregrass region made nearly 7,000 visits to Children’s – including 693 visits from Barbour County – for a variety of injuries and illnesses.
The early entry fee is $120 per team or boat; $145 on the day of the tournament. Online registration is now open at www.alabamachildrensclassic.org. A pre-tournament safety meeting is set for Friday, June 2 at 5 p.m., at the Eufaula Community Center (14 Community Drive, Eufaula).
The Lakepoint Marina Store/Grill will open for breakfast at 4 a.m., June 3, followed by tournament blast-off at first safe light from the Lakepoint Marina main ramp off U.S. 431 North (104 Old Highway 165, Eufaula). Weigh-in is set for 1:30 p.m.
Tournament winnings include more than a dozen cash prices for first through 15th place, as well as smallest legal fish and biggest fish. Last year’s first-place winners, Matthew Evans and Scott Evans, brought in five fish for a gross weight of 27.05 pounds. The biggest fish award went to Mike Milson and Scott Montgomery for a 7.61-pound bass.
For a complete list of local and national sponsors, event details and tournament rules, visit www.alabamachildrensclassic.org.
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 U.S. News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 46 other states and seven foreign countries last year, representing more than 676,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 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 childrensal.org.