On November 24, the 4th annual Kampfire for the King event will take place at the King's Home campus in Chelsea, Ala. Bassmaster Elite Series Pro Randy Howell will be giving away his 2013 tournament boat to one lucky winner. The boat is a 21-foot high performance Triton Bass Boat (21hp model). The boat has all the bells and whistles including the No. 1 motor in the sport of bass fishing, Mercury's 250 Pro XS Optimax, dual power-poles, and state-of-the-art Lowrance electronics. The value of this package is over $72,000, and one lucky ticket will be drawn at 6 p.m. that night.
Triton and Mercury help Howell make this possible for the kids and women at King’s Home and it's greatly appreciated! While Randy's boat is an incredible prize, the real prize is knowing that these donations add up to help provide the women and children of King's Home the opportunity to enjoy a safe and loving environment. Every $100 donation made to King's Home will receive an entry into the drawing, and there's no limit on the amount you can buy.
In conjunction with the Kampfire for the King Christmas celebration, Howell will be hosting his fourth annual fishing rodeo sponsored by Mark’s Outdoors and it's free to all kids under the age of 15. Howell said, "Most of these kids have experienced horrible abuse or abandonment in their young lives. This fishing day is all about fun. We get to see smiles on their faces that only a fish can bring, and that's why we do it!"
Howell has reached out to Alabama High School fishing teams to come be a part of the event the past two years. "We had 75 high school fishing team members around the lake last year helping teach these kids how to catch fish. That one-on-one attention means so much to these kids, and it also helps the team members realize how blessed they are in their own lives," explained Howell.
"This year, I'm having three High School fishing team gatherings in November that will bring over 15 different schools together. At these meetings, I cram as much info as I can into two hours, from how to catch more fish, to the business side of fishing. At the end of these meetings, I challenge these students to come help the kids at King’s Home have a fun day and I promise them they will never forget the feeling they'll get from serving others in need!”
Over the first two years, King's Home and the Howell family have raised over $187,000 with the first two Triton/Mercury boat giveaways. Their goal this year is to raise $100,000, so they need to sell 1,000 tickets. Howell stated, "This fundraiser has grown into an annual event and the largest fundraiser the ministry has all year! I'm thankful that fishermen around the country are supporting the King's Home ministry by buying tickets to win my boat each year on kingshome.com. We all appreciate it very much.”
You don't have to be present to win and you can watch the drawing live from the event on kingshome.com Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. CST. Hopefully you'll hear your name called like last year’s winner Nathan Stephens.
"When we called Nathan last year live from the stage, he thought it was a prank. He bought two tickets online after reading the article on Bassmaster.com,” explained Howell.
This is a special Kampfire for the King event for Howell and the people of the King's Home. Howell explained, "This year we lost a great friend to cancer, the King's Home youth director Rodney Hawkins. Rodney was only 42 years old. He was instrumental in the day to day lives of hundreds of kids in need at King’s Home. Rodney will be missed and this Kampfire for the King event will be dedicated to him".
More info about the event can be found at kampfirefortheking.org and make your ticket donations at kingshome.com. Every $100 donation will receive an entry into the Randy Howell boat drawing. Tickets will be sold online or by phone until the deadline on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 at 10 a.m. CST for online and 5 p.m. CST by phone at 205-678-8331. Please help the Howells and King’s Home by getting your tickets today! God bless!