By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Saturday, April 19, 2014, 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.
Ten College Scholarships were awarded last year and thirteen in 2012.
Mike Fricker, Jane Bishop, and St. Clair County Deputy Freddie Turrentine head the St. Clair County Bass Tournament Committee. 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 18th 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.
2014 Gold Sponsors include: U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R), Congressman Mike Rogers (R), and Buckner Barrels Sales Corporation. There are still boat sponsorship opportunities. The St. Clair County Republican Party still needs volunteers for the annual event.
The entry fee is just $150 per boat.
First Place pays $2000. The 2nd place prize is $1000, 3rd place pays $500, fourth place pays $400, the 5th thru 9th place finishers win $375, 10th thru 12th take home $200, 13th thru 15th $200, and 16th thru 20th win $150.
Tournament hours are from first light to 3:00 pm.
There is a five fish limit per boat. Only large mouth bass, small mouth bass, and spotted bass will be counted and their will be an 8 ounce penalty assessed for any 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 or Mike Fricker at 205-525-4029
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:
5802 Lee Road, Pell City, AL 35128