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St. Clair Republican Party bass tournament is April 6

Young man fishing on a lake from the boat at sunset

On Saturday, April 6, 2019, the St. Clair County Republican Party will be holding their 24th annual Logan Martin Classic Bass Tournament.

Thursday, St. Clair County Republican Party Chairman Ren Wheeler told the St. Clair Republicans that the Bass Tournament is April 6 and we will need assistance with it.

Congressman Bradley Byrne addressed the group at their monthly meeting in Pell City.  He is a candidate for U.S. Senate.

Secretary Deborah Howard, who is in charge of the bass tournament committee, said that the weigh-in will be managed by Majestic Outdoors this year. Lunch will be provided to contestants.]

The tournament is sponsored by the St. Clair County Republican Party and the proceeds fund the Party’s youth college scholarship program.

Twelve college scholarships totaling $10,000 were awarded last year.

This year’s event will be on Highway 231 South in Pell City, Alabama. This is the 24th 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 $330,000 in scholarships.

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There are still sponsorship opportunities available for this year’s tournament.
Boat sponsorships are what really drives the scholarships as most of the boat entry fee money goes toward the prizes and expenses.

The St. Clair County Republican Party still needs volunteers for the annual event.

The entry fee is only $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 $300, 13th thru 15th wins $200.

Tournament hours are from first light to 3:00 pm.

There is a five fish limit per boat. Only largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and spotted bass will be counted and there will be an 8-ounce penalty assessed for any and each fish that are dead at the weigh station. A one pound penalty will be assigned for every minute that a contestant is late.

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.

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To enter the tournament or sponsor contact Deborah Howard at 205-863-9288 or David Hopkins at 205-907-4446.

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

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