North Carolina raises $20,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs

Photo courtesy of Connie Ranes
Anglers who competed in the Two Man Bass Fishing Tournament helped raise more than $20,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central North Carolina.

HENDERSON, N.C. — The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central North Carolina (BGCNCNC) received a financial boost from the North Carolina B.A.S.S. Nation, June 1 at Kerr Reservoir.

Sixty-one teams showed up for the fifth annual Two Man Bass Fishing Tournament hosted by the North Carolina B.A.S.S. Nation (NCBN) to benefit the BGCNCNC. The tournament raised $20,300 for the charity organization, which was down from previous years because of fewer teams, according to Chuck Murray, president of the NCBN. Murray noted the tournament has raised as much as $28,000 before.

The tournament is a primary fundraiser for the BGCNCNC, generating funds to help underwrite general operating costs for the organization’s clubs, which serve more than 750 youth.

The team of Scott Davies, Gasburg, Va., and Tony Shawner, Chesapeake, Va., won the $3,000 first-place prize by catching a five-fish limit weighing 15.54 pounds. Finishing a close second and winning $2,000 was the team of Allen Haigh and Doug Washburn with a 15.19 limit.  

Murray estimated that 65 percent of the field was made up of NCBN members. Sandy Creek Bass Masters club members Marvin Edwards, Randy Groves and Murray ran the tournament with assistance from members of the BGCNCNC corporate and advisory boards. 

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