Roy to co-host tournament fundraiser for veterans and military

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Bradley Roy, 13th, 23-13
James Overstreet
Bradley Roy, 13th, 23-13

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Calling all anglers! This October, Bradley Roy, Bassmaster Elite Angler, and USA Cares, a national nonprofit organization supporting veterans, active service members and military families in crisis, will join forces to present the 3rd Annual Stars & Stripes Bass Open at Lake Cumberland in central Kentucky.

The 2018 Lake Cumberland Stars & Stripes Bass Open tournament will kick off on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Burnside State Park Ramp located at 8801 South Highway 27 in Burnside, Kentucky and run from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.

“Thanks to the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform, Americans have the freedom to fish and hunt as we choose. In the past three years that I’ve been involved with USA Cares, I’ve learned just how much that freedom costs – that it’s far from free,” said Roy. “Our veterans pay a steep price to keep our country safe and allow us these opportunities. These Stars & Stripes fishing events are just a small way that we, as anglers, can thank our veterans for all they’ve sacrificed for us.”

A $3,000 grand prize is guaranteed to first place; additional places will be determined for every 10 boats registered. All tournament proceeds will benefit USA Cares and their veteran and military family assistance programs. Early registration costs $100, increasing to $110 during the week of the tournament. All participants are encouraged to pre-register online at http://bit.ly/cumberland_starsstripes18 or in person at Angler's Outpost & Marine located at 96 South Camp Dick Road in Lancaster, Ky. 

Sponsors for the 2018 USA Cares/Bradley Roy Stars & Stripes Bass Open include Angler’s Outpost and Marine, Neat Trucking, Gruv Fishing, Cabin Creek Baits, Marine Master, Prym 1 Camo, Valley Fashions, D&L Tackle, Mud Hole, Triton Boats, Mercury, Lowrance, Covercraft, Danny Ayres Realty, Power Pole, Somerset Tourist & Convention Commission, and First Southern National Bank.

For press inquiries or more information, please contact Aubrey Gonzalez at (270) 872-4422 ext. 137 or by email at aubrey@usacares.org. Remember, fishing is fun... but catching is better! See you at the lake!