Auburn club honors Ray Scott

Photo courtesy of Tom Sparrow
Tom Sparrow, Ray Scott and Richard Fuller met in 1969 to organize the Auburn Bassmasters. The trio reunited last week when the club presented Scott with an honorary life membership.

AUBURN, Ala. — Members of the Auburn Bassmasters club recently honored Ray Scott, the founder of B.A.S.S., with a life membership in the club.

Tom Sparrow, Richard Fuller and Jimmy Butler presented Scott with a plaque at Scott's Whitetail Institute office in Hope Hull, Ala., on Jan. 15. The award designated him an Honorary Life Mmeber of the Auburn Bassmasters. It was 45 years ago this month that Scott met with Sparrow and Fuller and helped them organize the club, which was the first organized B.A.S.S. club in Alabama.

The club remains active today with basically the same structure as the one set up by the trio in 1969. The Auburn Bassmasters club has 35 members and holds 10 club tournaments per year with a 100-mile radius of Auburn.

Learn more about the club on its website.

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