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St. Clair County Republican Bass Tournament April 20

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Saturday, April 20, 2013 the St. Clair County Republican Party will be holding their 17th annual Logan Martin Classic Bass Tournament. The tournament is sponsored by the St. Clair County Republican Party and the proceeds fund the Party’s youth college scholarship program. Thirteen College Scholarships were awarded last year.

Mike Fricker heads the St. Clair County Bass Tournament Committee. Fricker said that this year’s event  will be at Lakeside Landing on Highway 231 South in Pell City, Alabama. Fricker said that the bass tournament has become a big thing in St. Clair County. This is the 17th year that the St. Clair County Republican Party has held the bass tournament to raise money for college scholarships for St. Clair County students. Typically there are 85 to 90 boats participating with two people to a boat. To date the Republican Party Bass Tournament has awarded over $300,000 in scholarships. Fricker said that U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R) had already contacted him about sponsoring a boat again this year. Fricker said that they still needed sponsors and volunteers for the annual event. The entry fee is just $150 per boat.

1st Place pays $2000.
2nd place prize is $1000.
3rd place pays $500.
4th place pays $400.
5th thru 9th place finishers win $375.
10th thru 12th take home $200.
13th thru 15th $200.
16th thru 20th win $150.

Tournament hours are from daylight to 3:00 pm.
There is a five fish limit per boat.
Only largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and spotted bass will be counted and their will be an 8 ounce penalty assessed for any and each fish that are dead at the weigh station.

Sponsorships start at $250 and are tax deductible.
Gold sponsorships start at $1000.
Your sponsorship/contribution will help some young man or woman achieve their goal of a college or trade school education.

To enter the tournament or sponsor contact:
Freddie Turrentine at 205-640-3692
Jane Bishop at 205-338-6052
Mike Fricker at 205-525-4029

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If you are or are the parent of an eligible St. Clair County High School senior, contact your guidance counselor about applying for one of these scholarships immediately. The deadline is fast approaching.

You can mail in your registration to:
Jane Bishop at 5802 Lee Road, Pell City, AL 35128

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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