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SCOTTSBORO — The 3rd Annual Captain D’s Castin’ ‘N Catchin’ fishing tournament to benefit the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center at Children’s of Alabama will be held Saturday, April 14 at Goose Pond Colony Resort (417 Ed Hembree Drive, Scottsboro, 35769).
Fishing will begin 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.
Online registration is available at www.castinncatchin.org. In-person registration is available at Goose Pond Bait, Tackle & Grill (417 Ed Hembree Drive, Scottsboro); Harbin Automotive (564 Micah Way, Scottsboro) or Captain D’s (2308 S. Broad St., Scottsboro). Cash-only registration will also be available at the April 13 angler’s meeting presented by Blue Plate Cafe at Goose Pond Civic Center and on the day of the tournament. The entry fee is $110. Those who register on or before April 1 will receive an official tournament T-shirt.
This year’s tournament features more prizes than ever before. The grand prize is a $5,000 payout. The top 60 winners will receive either cash or fishing prizes. The Big Fish first-place winner 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 200.
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.
Parking will be available at Goose Pond Bait, Tackle & Grill; Goose Pond Amphitheater and Goose Pond Civic Center. Transportation will be provided to and from parking sites.
The tournament has raised more than $200,000 in two years for the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center at Children’s. This “heart hospital within a hospital” represents a five-decade tradition of superior cardiovascular clinical care and research dedicated solely to children. 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.
For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Shelly McCarty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-638-7478.
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 U.S. News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 45 other states and six foreign countries last year, representing more than 677,000 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.