TJ and Friends Foundation Prepping for Annual Bass Fishing Tourney

March 25, 2013

The next few months are going to be extremely busy for the TJ and Friends Foundation, as they have a slew of events coming up as spring is just now kicking off.

Late last week, members of the TJ and Friends Foundation dropped by our studios to talk about some of those events; Gary Purvis talked about the TJ and Friends Annual Bass Fishing Tournament set to take place on Richard B. Russell Lake at the Elbert County Boat Ramp.

The tournament is set for April 20th, and Purvis says it is a great tournament for first time participants and seasoned fishermen alike.

“We want to encourage all of our bass fishermen, or if you have never fished in a tournament, this is a great tournament”, explained Purvis. “We look forward to meeting all of our annual participants, and maybe even some first time participants who want to try their hand at a bass tournament.”

Entry fee per boat will be $110, and the boat payout will be about one per seven boats entered.

A guaranteed first prize of $1,500 will be awarded to the tournament’s winner.

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Since 2008, the TJ and Friends Foundation has given away over $365,000 to cancer patients in Elbert, Hart, Franklin, Madison, Oglethorpe, Wilkes, and Lincoln Counties.