LifePoint fishing tournament set for Aug. 9

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The third annual LifePoint Hooked on Life Fishing Tournament is fast approaching.

Anglers will fish the inshore waterways from Edisto Island to Bulls Bay and earn cash prizes for the longest Redfish, Flounder and Spotted Sea Trout. Top prize for the greatest combined length of the three species is $500.

Participants will help save the lives of those awaiting transplants by raising awareness of the critical need for organ, eye and tissue donors. Approximately 1,000 people are presently on the South Carolina transplant waiting list. Most need a kidney, while others need a heart, lung, liver, or pancreas.

On Aug. 9, the tournament begins rain or shine at 6 a.m. Scorecard and photo submission will be from 4-6 p.m., followed by a BBQ Cook-off, awards ceremony, live auction, drinks and prizes. The live auction will feature a Scout 177 Sport boat with trailer and 90 hp Yamaha engine and a Feelfree Moken 12.5 fishing kayak.

Anglers can register now at LifePoint-SC.org.

Registration fees are $45 for adult and $30 for child.

For more information about Hooked on Life participation or sponsorship, please contact Brenda Horn at (800) 462-0755 or hornb@lifepoint-sc.org

LifePoint is the designated Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) for organ recovery services in South Carolina. LifePoint actively provides organ, ocular and tissue donor services to 62 hospitals throughout the state.

LifePoint also helps support and educate families at an emotionally devastating time, so they can make well-informed decisions about organ, eye and tissue donation.

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