Bill Shelton’s Totally Awesome Fishing Adventure
What began as a way to help off-set daily living expenses for patients receiving treatment at the Arthur Temple Sr. Regional Cancer Center, has turned into a 21 year tradition. The 2014 Dr. Bill Shelton’s Totally Awesome Fishing Adventure is set for May 3 at Cassels Boykin Park.
The tournament began with Dr. William (Bill) B. Shelton finding a way to help patients he treated pay for gas to and from treatment, medications, and other daily essentials. Dr. Shelton was an avid fisherman and being only minutes away from one of the top five bass fisheries in the United States, Lake Sam Rayburn, he decided a fishing tournament would be a great way to raise funds. So, the Dr. Bill Shelton’s Totally Awesome Fishing Adventure was born with the money being raised by the tournament going toward indigent cancer care at the Arthur Temple Sr. Regional Cancer Center. Dr. Shelton knew that combining two of the things he loved, fishing and caring for cancer patients, would be a win-win situation.
The tournament this year is scheduled for May 4 at Cassels Boykin Park on Lake Sam Rayburn. The tournament will begin at 6 a.m. with final weigh-in at 3 p.m. Registration forms will be available soon. Those interested in participating can contact Lindsey Mott at 936-639-7613 to have a registration form mailed to them. The entry fee is $200 per team, one or two-person teams. There is a five-fish limit with culling allowed.
In addition to this year’s tournament, Memorial will once again host the “Totally Awesome Health Fair.” Several different areas from the hospital will be present to provide testing and information on different health related topics.
Watch for more information coming soon!