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Bill Shelton’s Totally Awesome Fishing Adventure

Totally Awesome Fishing Adventure

22nd Annual Dr. Bill Shelton’s Totally Awesome Fishing Adventure Set for March 21

A dream that began 22 years ago by Dr. Bill Shelton to raise money for needy cancer patients is still going strong today.  The 2015 Dr. Bill Shelton’s Totally Awesome Fishing Adventure will be held Saturday, March 21 at Cassels-Boykin Park on Lake Sam Rayburn.  Proceeds from the tournament benefit indigent cancer patients at the CHI St. Luke’s Health Temple Cancer Center.

The late Dr. Bill Shelton, a local radiation oncologist, started this tournament as a way to raise funds to help his patients.  One particular patient shared his story with Dr. Shelton of the difficulties he faced getting to and from the Center for treatment each day.  This patient was actually collecting cans and selling them in order to purchase gas for his vehicle.  That’s when Dr. Shelton decided to raise money for his patients through his favorite hobby, fishing. 

Registration forms will soon be available at CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Lufkin and tackle shops in the Lufkin and Lake Sam Rayburn area.  Those interested in participating can also contact David Concienne, tournament director, at 409-720-9086 to request a registration form. 

Participants can register several different ways this year.  Those interested can go online to http://www.chistlukeshealthmemorial.org to register.  Registration will also take place at Academy in Lufkin from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. and at the Cassels-Boykin Park Pavilion from Noon – 7 p.m., Friday, March 20, and 5 a.m. - 6 a.m. the morning of the tournament.  The entry fee is $200 per team, one or two-person teams.  There is a five-fish limit with culling allowed.  Weigh-in for all fishermen starts at 1 p.m. will all contestants in line to weigh in no later than 3 p.m. at Cassels-Boykin Park, Saturday, March 21.  All who register will be entered in a drawing for great prizes that will take place at the tournament weigh in. You must be present to win.

Tournament rules and regulations will soon be available.  For any questions or concerns, please contact David Concienne at 409-720-9086.

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