SHEFFIELD, Ala. – There is still time to enter the Timmy Horton High School Bass Anglers Challenge fishing tournament, which has awarded $100,000 in college scholarships since 2013.
The tournament, on Saturday, June 2, will be staged out of Riverfront Park in Sheffield. The deadline to enter is at noon, Friday, June 1.
The senior division at this year’s Timmy Horton High School Bass Anglers Challenge on Pickwick Lake is open to students from throughout the United States in grades 10-12. Students who graduated this year are still eligible. The junior division, for students in grades seven to nine is limited to Alabama residents only.
The tournament is organized by the Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau. Susann Hamlin, president and CEO of Colbert Tourism, said the influx of out-of-state anglers into the tournament will be a boom for tourism.
The tournament offers $20,000 in college scholarships. The tournament is open to students in public, private and home schools. Entry fee is $25 per angler.
Prizes and scholarships will be awarded to the top five individual anglers in each division. In addition, prizes and scholarships to Northwest-Shoals Community College in Muscle Shoals will be awarded to the top anglers in the senior division who live in Colbert, Franklin Lauderdale or Lawrence counties in Alabama. Students do not have to be a member of a fishing team at their school to participate. Students will fish from boats operated by adult captains.
Highlights from the tournament will be televised nationally on Timmy Horton Outdoors.
Entry forms and more details are available at FishPickwickLake.com
For more information about the tournament, or lodging, contact Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau at (256) 383-0783, (800) 344-0783 or firstname.lastname@example.org.